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Professional Plumbers Tips For Simple Plumbing Clogs, a Snake is a Charm!

Here’s how you can use a snake to fix your plumbing problems. First let’s define what we mean by a “snake.” To professional plumbers, a snake is also called a drain auger. This long, bendable metal coil can either be used manually or it comes in a power version.

Plumbers Tip: Step 1

When faced with a clogged drain, your first offense is a good plunger. Creating a good vacuum and then forcing air into it with a plunger, is often all you need to do the trick. However, every once is a while a tough clog won’t release with just a plunging action.

Professional Tip: Step 2

This is where the professional plumbers snake slithers in. The snake, which is usually about 1/4 inch think, is made to extend down into the drain to reach the root of the clog and push it forward. Plumbing experts like our Len The Plumber professionals, have special drain augers that are powerful enough to grapple with stubborn stuck clogs.

Homeowners can get their hands on plastic models that are capable of getting rid of difficult hair clogs, but aren’t strong enough to crack piping if used too forcefully. It’s important when using a plumbing snake to have a bucket on hand to collect the cause of the clog. It’s also advisable to wear protective goggles especially if you’ve already poured a chemical drain cleaner down the pipe.

Plumbers Tip: Step 3

To use the snake, slowly feed the snake down into the drain and use the crank to move it deeper. As the snake meets the clog the rotation of the coil will help to break up the clog and also entangle it in the coil so you can pull it out with the snake.

Professional Plumbers Tip: Step 4

Detach the debris from the coil and run the faucet or flush the toilet to make sure the drain is completely clear.

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If you’ve struggled to clear a clog, and your snake is coiled up hissing in the corner, it’s time to call in professional plumbers. Sometimes a homeowner can do more damage to their plumbing by underestimating a clog or forcing a clog deeper into the drain.

The experts at Hansen’s Plumbing have professional-grade augers that can powerfully clear a clog that a common snake won’t touch.

Occasionally, a clog comes with some pipe issues that require advanced tools. If that is happening at your home, you need the expertise and experience of professional plumbers who have the advanced tools to diagnose the problem and get the job done. The Len The Plumber team can accurately diagnose your plumbing problem with a video pipe inspection. Call Hansen’s Plumbing to get professional and top plumbers in Ventura County California.

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