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Drain Clearing vs Clearing: What’s the difference?

Anyone who has ever lived in a home long-term has likely experienced a clogged drain at some point.

Clogged drains are one of the most common residential plumbing problems. It’s terrible when your toilet overflows and water ends up in your sink, bathtub, or shower.

It’s easy to mix up the two when talking about drain cleaning vs clearing. Not only do they sound alike, but they also have the same immediate goal, to re-establish the flow of water.

What is Drain Clearing?

Drain Clearing is the removal of problematic clogs to establish the flow of water. This is a short-term solution.

At Fox, a service such as Yuck Unstuck also includes a camera inspection, to ensure there are no further problematic areas to address further down the line. Our team of Professional Plumbers will provide you with various to clear, clean and re-establish flow.

The Pros and Cons of Drain Clearing:

The Pros

  • Clearing is more affordable
  • A good option for a Short-Term fix
  • Considered the best-value solution for new plumbing fixtures that do not have extensive debris, grime, grease, or dirt build-up

The Cons

  • Removes problematic clogs, but residue may still be left in the pipes
  • Will not prevent clogs in the future
  • A Short-term fix

What is Drain Cleaning?

Drain cleaning is a more thorough process typically using a Hydro-Jetter. The goal is to remove problematic clogs and restore the pipes to a like-new condition while preventing future clogs in your plumbing fixtures.

When a professional plumber from Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling Electrical performs a drain cleaning, they are able to remove the trace debris, grease, hair, dirt, grime, or mineral deposits accumulating on the drain’s walls. This is a more long-term solution.

The Pros and Cons of Drain Cleaning:

The Pros

  • More thorough process
  • Restores the plumbing fixtures to an almost-like-new condition
  • A more long-term solution that prevents future clogs

The Cons

  • Drain cleaning is typically more expensive
  • The hydro-jetter is powerful (it can cut through tree roots) and can be hazardous to nearby people when not used by a professional

If your drains are not flowing like they’re supposed to, contact us Today! We’ll Get the Yuck Unstuck! 

What you can expect from Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling Electrical

When you call, our Customer Service Team will explain what to expect during your service call. When on our way you will receive a text or email with your technician photo and bio, so you know who to expect. Your technician will provide you with a full assessment and the repair options available to you. Once an option has been selected, our team will get right to work.

Did you know we also have an office located in Kamloops? Don’t forget to refer your friends! 

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