Why Drain Snaking Remains an Effective Option

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When you have a stubborn clogged drain that won’t come loose, your first course of action is often to use a drain snake. A drain snake is a flexible cable with a barbed or hooked end that is threaded down a drain until it reaches the clog. The cable and the barbed ends can tear apart and remove the clog so water can flow freely down the drain and through your pipes.

While there are several newer and more efficient methods used for drain cleaning in Hoover, AL, that doesn’t mean you should completely overlook the drain snaking method. Plumbing Professionals explains more below:

The Advantages of Drain Snaking

While some experts will claim that drain snaking isn’t as effective as hydro jetting, it’s still a viable option if you have a smaller clog in your pipes. Simply put, drain snaking works to effectively dislodge blockages in your pipes without damaging its interior. It’s also relatively inexpensive compared to hydro jetting, it doesn’t rely on harsh chemicals that could damage your pipes, and it can be done quickly.

Why Trust a Professional for Drain Snaking

Even though drain snaking is a fairly simple way of removing a clog, homeowners should still leave the job to a professional drain cleaning company. For one, a professional would know how to use a snake to remove an entire clog as opposed to just part of it. They will also be less likely to damage your pipes with the snake.

Although drain snakes don’t use harsh chemicals, they have sharp barbs or hooks at their ends. These barbs are great for tearing apart clogs, but they can also do a number on older pipes if you’re not careful. An experienced plumber will have the proper knowledge and training to handle this equipment without causing any damage. 

When done correctly by a professional offering drain cleaning services, drain snaking can be very effective in removing smaller clogs. If you have a clogged drain or any other plumbing issue, contact Plumbing Professionals today. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer your questions and find the best solutions to your plumbing problems.

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