Most of the time, a well-made plunger can clear the typical home blockage. A plunger, however, won't work when a backup develops deep inside your home's sewage or drain lines. Augering or water jetting is required to clear clogs caused by tree roots, hardened oil, or years' worth of debris and filth.
In the paragraphs below, we'll go into the mechanics of these two drain-cleaning techniques and how they effectively combat even the most stubborn jams.
What Is Augering?
Sometimes the auger's edge is sufficient to cut through the obstruction, after which the debris may be washed down the drain. The auger often grabs the block and pulls it out of the drain as the cable retracts. Although it is not a pleasant sight, the final effect is a clean drain, which we can all support.
What Is Water Jetting?
The "heavy-duty" treatment for drains and sewage systems that have a lot of accumulation inside of them is water jetting. As the name implies, water jetting utilizes high-pressure water jets to blast away oil, dirt, and even tree roots. You read it right.
A plumber uses high-quality equipment with a large water tank and a solid hose for water jetting. A cleanout is a point of entry to a home's sewage system that the plumber usually inserts the hose into. The water jets from the hose are then directed in various directions by the plumber to offer a complete cleaning as it travels through the home's drains and sewage system.
Cleaning the Drains Using a Camera Inspection
We at The Plumbing Authority value long-term solutions for your drain cleaning needs. We prefer to complement our drain cleaning services with a camera check. In addition to assisting plumbers in determining the issue in a drain or sewer line, a camera inspection lets us confirm that your home's plumbing is in excellent working order after the drain cleaning.
Call our Elizabeth Plumbing and Drain Service at (908) 988-0365 to schedule a drain cleaning service!