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Our Favorite Way to Clear Out Drains

Dealing with major clogs in your house can be tricky. The wrong type of drain and sewer treatment can be harmful to your drains. You may spend money buying products and chemicals in an attempt to alleviate the issue, only to end up making it worse!

That’s why we think it’s so important to call a plumber when you have a clog that won’t come out with a sink or toilet plunger. Plumbers have the right tools for the job and can inspect the damage first to see that the job is done right the first time. And they have access to hydro jetting—our favorite way to clear out drains!


The process involves inserting a thin hose into the drains to clear out debris and residue. It may sound simple, but you need a professional to guide the equipment down the drain and really make sure the clog is out (plus, a plumber already has this expensive equipment on hand).

It’s no ordinary hose, either. Small enough to fit down any main drain and sewer line, a hydro jetter has a nozzle that can blast water out in a circle, at all 360°, to really get any residue stuck on the pipes.


Hydro jetting is our favorite household drain clog solution, for a few important reasons.

  • There are no dangerous chemicals. Drain cleaning chemicals, which are toxic and can harm the inside of the drains, are not even very effective in many circumstances, but water jetting does the trick. The high water pressure won’t cause damage to your drains.
  • Removes more than just the main blockage. Drain augers and drain snakes serve many important purposes, but they only remove the source of the clog. Hydro jetting removes stuck-on residue and other debris as well, helping to cure slow drains.
  • Cleans out drains for longer. Professional hydro jetting service can actually prevent clogs from coming back anytime soon. Drains clog faster when there is residue in the pipe that debris can cling to, so you likely won’t deal with another clog anytime soon.
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