How to Use a Plumbing Snake

If you’re dealing with clogged drains, a plumbing snake could be the answer. A plumbing snake—also called an auger—is more effective than a plunger and doesn’t involve the use of chemicals, unlike drain cleaners. Consider renting an auger to deal with your clogged drains to save yourself time and money.

Using a plumbing snake is relatively straightforward. Put down towels to protect the floor around the drain and put on gloves to protect your hands. Guide the auger into the drain and gently twist the snake as you move it through the drain. Once you start to feel some resistance from the blockage, continue turning the snake until you feel pressure against your movement. Slowly pull out the snake, which will simultaneously pull out the clog. Rinse the drain with water to clear any debris left behind.

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