Posted on 6/29/2016

If you’re like many homeowners, chances are you’ve encountered a plumbing issue or two over the years. Hopefully, you have not experienced major plumbing problems, but there is always a chance that one could crop up. That’s why it’s a wise idea to have a plumbing company that you can trust to provide you with quality service. When you are choosing a plumber, you may hear terms that you’re not familiar with, such as hydrojetting. If you have a clogged drain or sewer line, your plumber may decide between hydrojetting and snaking to fix the problem. Keep reading to learn about these two plumbing services.


A plumbing snake, also known as an auger, is a long metal tube that is inserted directly in a drain that is clogged or slow to clear. As the snake goes further down the drain, it will meet resistance when it encounters the cause of the clog. By cranking the end of the snake, it will force its way through the clog and then pull it back up through the drain. This is often the first method plumbers will use if your drain is clogged, as it is a simpler and quicker method of dealing with a plumbing problem. Snakes are best for small clogs or small objects that get stuck in drains, such as children’s toys or toothpaste caps. A snake can also be helpful even if it doesn’t clear the clog, as it shows your plumber that there may be a more serious issue at hand.


To thoroughly clear a drain or sewer line, a plumber may use a technique known as hydrojetting. Water is forced down the drain at high speed and pressure, which pushes through whatever is causing the clog. The clog is forced all the way down the drain, whether it’s made of hair, grease, buildup, or other debris. Hydrojetting can even break up tree roots in a pipe if they are present.

Trust Arrow Plumbing when you need reliable plumbing repair in Libertyville, Illinois. Contact us at (847) 984-3258 to tell us about your plumbing issues, and we’ll help you get your home back on track. We are dedicated to providing our customers with outstanding service.