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Methods of Drain Cleaning

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If you’ve decided to go with the safer route of calling an expert plumber, we have a multitude of methods that will help you deal with cleaning clogged pipes. Depending on the severity of the clog and how much you’re willing to pay for the best method in certain situations, this will determine exactly how effective the cleaning will be.

The cheapest and most common method of drain cleaning is the use of handheld drain augers.

When using a drain auger, a metal rod, from the device, is pushed down the drain and breaks up any build up in the clogged drain. This is good for minor blockage created by paper products and food. However, if the blockage is deep down in the pipe, the metal rod may not reach it. The auger may also not be effective if the blockage is very tough to break through.

Electric Drain Cleaner vs. Handheld Auger

A method you may also want to consider is the electric drain cleaner. The electric drain cleaner is an advanced version of a handheld auger. With a longer cable and electric powered capabilities, it’s also the better of the two options. The one disadvantage of the electric pipe cleaner in the price. However, due to its efficiency and power usage, the price is worth it.

Hydrojetting vs. Handheld Auger

Another method of drain cleaning is hydro jetting. Hydro jetting is the process of putting a similar metal rod down the drain that uses pressurized water to break up the blockage. This method of drain cleaning is the most effective when dealing with major build ups that an auger cannot handle. The disadvantage of the hydro jet is the price to use it is higher than the auger.

Get a Professional to Clean Your Drain For $69

When choosing who to go to for the best drain cleaning, look no further than Custom Cooling and Plumbing. Our trained plumbers are the best in the business — we equip them with the best tools to get the job done. Don’t hesitate to give us a call when your pipes start act up.