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You see sir a lot of ******** unknowing folks would use a snake (wire) to partially clear a KITCHEN sink line not realizing that a snake will only bore a small hole through grease.
Get some grease or sand and put your finger in it pull it out and see the small opening?
Also notice that in a very short time the grease opening will close up again.
Water jetting is designed for SOFT STOPPAGES like grease and other KITCHEN sink wastes stoppages.
Snaking will never give you full flow BUT water jetting does scrub the internal pipe to full diameter removing years and years of accumulation of soap scum and grease.
Rather then taking a chance hiring a person thinking they know drain cleaning you should possibly look to a company that knows what they are doing and does drain cleaning Professionally rather then a guy dabbling in this trade.
Rule of thumb snaking is for HARD Stoppages like rags roots compacted debris.
Water Jetting for soft stoppages like grease.
If you hire a “professional” They will use a wet dry vacuum along with the Jetter to soak up and excess water that does not flow down the drain being cleaned
» This message has been edited by John Aldrich on 09 October 2001