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Lincoln Drainage Specialists Explain Water Jetting & Plumbing Snakes August 4, 2017

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Lincoln Drainage Specialists Explain Water Jetting & Plumbing Snakes, Lincoln, Nebraska

Whether it's in the kitchen sink or the bathtub, a clogged drain is always frustrating to deal with. Usually, the best way to get it flowing again is with a plunger. But when the clog is still too stubborn, it's time to call in the professionals. To break things up, professional plumbers and drainage specialists like those at Taylor's Drain & Sewer Service employ two methods — water jetting and plumbing snakes. Since 1976, they've been the drainage specialists for industrial, commercial, and residential customers throughout the Lincoln, NE, area.

According to Taylor's Drain & Sewer Service, there are a number of situations when one method is preferred over the other, but often both will be used for the job.

Water Jetting

water jettingAlso known as hydro jetting, this method of drain cleaning relies on highly pressurized water. The pressure is so high it's strong enough to dislodge the toughest of clogs without the use of caustic chemical drain cleaners. Although those cleaners promise to get the job done quickly, they do so at the expense of your septic system and your piping. Thankfully, you don't have to worry about that with water jetting. It'll push through grease, break up clumps of hair, and cut through mineral buildup without any chemical reactions. However, because of the sheer force, technicians must first examine the condition of the piping to ensure it can withstand the impact.

Plumbing Snakes

Before resorting to water jetting, most plumbers and drainage specialists will use plumbing snakes, also known as plumbing augers. Basically consisting of a long, metal tube, plumbing snakes have a corkscrew or blade at one end while the other is connected to a hand crank. The corkscrewed end is inserted into the drain and slowly pushed into it until it meets resistance. Once it does, the technician will crank the plumbing snake to try to catch and pull out whatever's blocking the pipe. Most clogs, especially those in residential properties, can be tackled by a plumbing snake.

If you're in the Lincoln area and have a troublesome clog anywhere on your property, don't hesitate to call Taylor's Drain & Sewer Service. With more than 40 years of experience, their team won't waste any time to examine and solve the problem. For the most drastic situations, they even offer emergency services. To learn more about what they have to offer, call them at (402) 474-5213 or visit their website.

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