How to Use a Drain Snake?
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How to Use a Drain Snake?
Jan 05, 2022

How to Use a Drain Snake?

When you experience a drain-related emergency, it's important to have a reputable and reliable team of plumbers on standby. Mr. Rooter Plumbing has a team of experienced and qualified plumbers who can help you maintain an efficient and functioning plumbing system. Whether it's a foul odor, a slow drain, or backup, there's no doubt that drain problems can cause a lot of frustration. That's why we recommend having your drains regularly maintained to ensure they are in tiptop condition. A drain snake is among the tools used for a comprehensive clogged drain cleaning. Although the tool's name can be scary, it is an efficient and effective cleaning tool that our plumbers use during drain maintenance.

What is a Drain Snake?

A poorly maintained plumbing system is the main cause of a clogged drain, especially when soap, shampoo, grease, hair tissue, food waste, and other substances regularly flow through your drain pipes. A drain snake can help home, and property owners avoid the effects of a clogged drain, especially with the challenge of keeping an eye on what goes down your drain. There are many ways to ensure a thorough clogged drain cleaning, and onboarding the plumbers from Mr. Rooter Plumbing can help determine the most suitable for your drain problem.

A drain snake is commonly preferred because it's the most efficient and easiest tool to navigate the network of drain lines. Although a drain snake comes with a manual to help users, it can be challenging if you intend to unclog a drain. Rather than waste a lot of time trying your luck, our plumbers can help you get your drain sorted within no time.

How to Use a Drain Snake?

Our team of professional plumbers uses manually operated drain snakes to snake through the drain, but if there's a clog, then a roto-rooter is used to enhance the effectiveness of the drain snake. If it's your first time using a drain snake, here are some of the steps to follow:

You should insert the drain snake at the mouth or opening of the drain before pushing it as you turn the handle containing the coiled "snake." It will help if you continue pushing it until you start experiencing some resistance, indicating the presence of a clog. You should maintain your grip strength as you maintain pressure to the handle to force it to bend around tight curves so that it can easily reach the clogged area.

Once the drain snake comes into contact with the blockage, you should continue rotating until it's free from the drain pipe. Constantly rotating the drain snake helps the tip break the clog for easy wastewater flow. If the drain snake can't chop the clog, the repetitive rotation will force it to intertwine the blockage material to force it down.

When you contact the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing, you can leverage more than one solution if the drain snake fails. We have top-of-the-line industry equipment guaranteed to get the job done fast. Contact us today and schedule an appointment for quality clogged drain cleaning.