Why hiring the pros is the best choice when dealing with a stubborn clog
When you have a drain that’s hopelessly clogged, it’s tempting to grab a plumbing snake to take care of it. Also called pipe snakes, these coiled wire tools can be effective at clearing clogs, but they can also cause a great deal of damage if you don’t know what you’re doing.
1. Incorrect Application
There are several different types of plumbing snakes:
• Top snakes
• Toilet augers
• Large drain snakes
Each has a different function and level of power. Some are manual while others are motorized. If you don’t know which one to use, you’re more likely to make a serious plumbing mistake.
2. Pipe Damage
The number one problem with do-it-yourself snaking of pipes is the potential for damage. Homes with older, galvanized pipes are especially prone to this because the end of the snake can flop around inside the pipe … Read Full Post »