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Why Water-Jetting is Often the Best Drain Cleaning Method

There are a number of ways that you can go about cleaning a commercial drain pipe. Drain snaking and water jetting are the two most common methods, each with their own pros and cons. Between the two of them, though, water-jetting tends to be the most beneficial in the most situations. Let’s take a look at why this is.

Drain Snaking

In order to understand why water-jetting is the more beneficial of the two methods, you first need to understand the pros and cons of drain snaking. Drain snaking involves inserting a long cord with an auger on the end of it into the pipe. When the bit reaches the clog in the pipe, a high-horsepower engine enables the auger to drill through the clog and break it up. This is certainly effective for a wide range of clogs, but it has a couple of drawbacks. The primary issue with drain snaking is that it isn’t quite as thorough as water-jetting. It’ll break up a clog just fine, but it tends to leave waste deposits along the pipe walls. That makes it much easier for clogs to form in the future, as they already have a foundation to build off of.


Water-jetting involves using a large hose with an omnidirectional nozzle to blast waste out of the pipe. This method is preferable to drain snaking in a lot of situations, mainly because it reaches all areas of the pipe. Water jetting works for not only cleaning out clogs, but as a maintenance measure to prevent clogs from forming in the first place. If you’re looking to keep your drain and sewer system in the best possible condition, water-jetting is a great way to do it.

Magnolia Commercial Plumbing Heating Cooling offers water-jetting services throughout Bethesda, MD. Contact us today to make an appointment with one of our expert plumbers.

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