When you have a clogged drain that simply won't clear out, your plumber will probably reach for a drain snake. A drain snake or auger is a long cable with a barbed or hooked end. The snake is fed down a clogged drain into your pipes or sewer line until it reaches and tears apart the clog so it can be safely washed away.
Although drain snaking isn't as common as it once was thanks to hydro jetting, it is still a popular method of dealing with a clogged drain. First of all, it's a relatively simple solution. It's best left to a plumber, but it doesn't take a lot of time or effort. It also tends to be cheaper than hydro jetting, which can cost as much as $1,000 in some cases.
Drain cleaning in Kent, WA also relies on drain snaking because it works most of the time. It doesn't always respond well to solid objects that are stuck in your water line or drain, but it works beautifully on most clogs made of hair and grease. Even if it isn't the best solution, it can be a good temporary fix if it makes enough holes in the clog to allow water to flow again.
As useful as drain snakes are in clearing clogged drains, it's best to leave the job to a professional drain cleaning company. A snake that is used incorrectly can damage your pipes and cause problems much bigger than any clogged drain or sewer line.
Whether you think you need a drain snake or any other drain cleaning services, don't hesitate to contact Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter today. Our professional staff will be happy to answer your questions and find the plumbing solution that you need to keep your drains and sewer line working properly.