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How to Snake a Drain?

Snaking a drain is used to dislodge a clogged drain within the plumbing system. It is a rotating metal that will cut or snag through the source of the clog. It is typically best to hire a licensed plumber because it may save you time, money, and further damage. The plumber will be able to decide which type of snake and size is needed. The process consists of holding the machine with one hand while you feed the snake into the pipe with the other hand. The sound the machine makes will let you know if you have reached the spot of obstruction. You will then rotate the snake so it can cut through the blockage, once you do not feel any more resistance you can pull the snake out and turn on the water to see if it drains correctly. 

Cost Of Snaking A Drain

The cost of snaking a drain can depend on factors such as what is actually clogged, the hourly rate, severity, and cause of the blockage. The cost can range between $150 to $800. The cheaper drain jobs may include toilets, tubs, sinks, and showers. The job gets more expensive as the clog gets more complex, if it affects the mainline, or involves multiple fixtures. Additional costs may include replacing the plumbing pipes if the clogs are too severe. 

Snaking A Drain With Etchen Commercial Plumbing

Etchen Commercial Plumbing is a family-owned business with decades of experience in the commercial plumbing industry. We serve Allen Park, MI, Novi, MI, Plymouth, MI, and the surrounding areas. We offer all our customers the utmost professional service and are committed to meeting our customers’ satisfaction. We have the most up-to-date products and equipment in handling unclogging drains with a snake. If you would like to learn more about our drain repair services or our other plumbing services contact us online or call our Detroit location at (313) 794-2609 or our Livonia location at (734) 855-6336.

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