Snakes in the Sink
A snake in the sink?? Don’t worry, it’s not poisonous! In fact, it’s here to help.
For the clogs that just won’t quit – a plumbing snake is your new best friend.
Sink Snake Anatomy
A plumbing snake is a long, hose-like tool that may seem slightly intimidating at first – just like the real thing. But this handy tool can save you money and stress by quickly clearing a clogged drain or toilet.
On one end is the auger with a handle on the other. As you turn the handle, the snake will uncoil itself down your drain in order to loosen any debris – generally hair or food depending on the location of your clog.
Using a Sink Snake
If your sink is no longer draining, or your toilet is clogged beyond the breadth of a plunger – it’s time to send in the snake.
Now depending on your clog, you may need a different type of snake, but generally the use of it will be the same. Place the auger in the drain and begin uncoiling. You’ll know when you reach the clog as it will get tighter and harder to turn. Give the snake a wiggle. This should clear up the obstruction. Remove the snake and give your drain or toilet a test.
If the snake isn’t snaking, call at (440) 283-9377 to get in touch with your family plumbers over here at Ohio Buckeye!