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Which Drain Cleaning Method is Best For You?

If you’d like to talk to a professional about the right drain cleaning method for you, talk to the team at DC Vacuum Pumping Services. We provide jet rodding services in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Logan, Toowoomba and throughout Northern New South Wales.

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Overall, the type of drain cleaning equipment you choose for your home or business depends on your specific needs. If you believe you have a minor blockage, then the drain snake is a good choice. If you want to thoroughly clean your drain and remove a major clog, then the jet rodder will be the best choice for you.

However, there are some factors to consider when choosing the drain snake. Drain snakes are not ideal if you want to thoroughly clean your pipes. As mentioned, this piece of equipment is for minor blockages, it won’t break through tree roots and it won’t clean things like grease and oil within your pipes. The drain snake is really designed to push a blockage and only that blockage out of your drain or pipe.

Drain snakes, also known as an electric eel cleaner, are an older method of cleaning clogged and blocked drains. Drain snakes can be handled by one person and have a direct drive self-feeding cable. Typically used for minor blockages, drain snakes are known as the ‘next step up’ from a plunger. If your goal is to remove a small blockage from your sink or toilet then a drain snake might be the right choice for you.

Jett Rodding Vs Drain Snakes


Jet rodding also known as hydro jetting is a newer technology being utilised in the drain cleaning industry. The jet rodder is known as a fast and effective way to thoroughly clean your pipes and remove blockages. In fact, the jet rodder has an average cleaning time of 30-45 minutes (depending on the pipe and blockage of course). The jet rodder pumps water up to 5000psi and can travel through drains up to 60 meters. The design of the jet rod literally propels the water jet through the pipes you’re cleaning and is perfect for washing away old waste, oils, fats and anything that builds up to clog your drains. The jet rodder is even strong enough to cut through tree roots. From residential and commercial pipes to industrial drains, the jet rodder can handle the toughest blockages.

Jet Rodding Pros and Cons

Drain Snakes Pros and Cons

When you have a blockage that needs more than just a plunger, you’ll want to start thinking about a more professional option. Whether your pipes are blocked with waste material, leaves or tree roots, you’ll want to look into the safest and most cost-effective way to get your drains working as they should again.

In the plumbing industry, the two most used methods of drain cleaning are jet rodders and drain snakes. Both methods are used to remove blockages from pipes and drains but which method is better for your specific needs? We’ll go through the pros and cons of drain snakes and jet rodders to help you make the best choice for your pipes.


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