Snaking Drains vs. Hydrojetting

Clogged drain? Whether it’s a clogged toilet or a slow draining sink — this is a common home plumbing problem that everyone experiences at some point in their home owning journey. If your plunger isn’t doing the trick, there are a few different ways to clear your clogged drain. Learn more about two of the most common and effective methods, and the difference between the two, below!

What is a Plumbing Snake?

Plumbing snakes, also known as plumbing augers, are long metal tubes that are placed in your plumbing drain. At one end, is a hand crack and at the other is a corkscrew auger. By cranking the cable down the drain, you can push through the clog and pull it out.

Perfect For:

✔Minor clogs, like when a toy is stuck in a drain.

✔Alerting you to more serious plumbing problems.

What is Hydrojetting?

When snaking your pipes doesn’t do the trick, you may need to hydrojet your plumbing. Hydrojetting is a plumbing process that uses a high-pressure water stream to break up any clogs in your pipes.

Perfect For:

✔Clearing your plumbing lines of any material, including minerals and grease.

✔Clearing almost any plumbing clog.

✔Clogs that plungers and snakes can’t fix.

If you are in need of rooting services — or have a tougher clog that needs hydrojetting, contact the experts here at Barker & Sons Plumbing and Rooter. We carry a complete array of hydrojetting machines — from mini to mega — we have the right equipment for your home needs.