When you call us about a drain that’s clogged or slow, drain snaking is one of the methods that may be used to restore normal flow. Let’s take a moment to explore drain snaking and learn more about why it can be beneficial and when to consider it.
A Solution to Clogged Drains
When bathroom or kitchen sinks, toilets, or main sewer lines become clogged, a common way our techs solve this problem is with a drain snake. We use this for drain cleaning in Missoula MT, through a thin, flexible tool called an auger. It’s operated by hand with a motor. A metal wire with gaps between coils is at the other end.
The drain snake is carefully inserted into the affected drain and physically turned as it’s worked down the drain. What this does is remove debris that would otherwise be too difficult to free with a plunger. Drum augers and roto rooters are other types of drain snaking, sometimes used by plumbers.
Benefits of Drain Snaking
Drain snaking is one of the most common and effective drain cleaning services. When done correctly, it’s a drain cleaning method that can leave you with a free-flowing drain. It’s also a technique that can be beneficial if you are dealing with:
- Slow drains
- Frequent clogs
- Drain odors related to clogged debris
Our high rpm snakes are designed for high-speed cleaning with a range of specialized cleaning chains. Excellent for unblocking and removing roots
Mini Cleaner is a high speed, high torque machine for cleaning, descaling and removing clogs in smaller pipes.While the Maxi Cleaner is used for mainline snaking of the larger lines.
The Cyclone Chains utilize centrifugal force to keep them centered inside the pipe which also provides extra protection for descaling cracked or damaged pipes.