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Snaking a Drain

Do you have clogged drains? Snaking a drain may be the solution for you. It required some level of expertise and technique to be able to dislodge whatever is clogging your drain quickly and efficiently. A professional plumber should know what type of snake and size to use to unclog the drain correctly.

What is Snaking A Drain?

Snaking a drain means using a slender and flexible snake, also known as an auger, to dislodge whatever is clogging the drain within the plumbing system. It is a rotating metal that will cut or snag through the source of the clog. A drain snake comes in a variety of types and sizes, which a plumber will determine which is best to clear out the drain appropriately. The technique 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 should reach out to a professional if you are unsure of this procedure to save time, money, and further damage. 

Cost of Snaking Your Drain

The cost of snaking a drain can range anywhere from $150 to $800 depending on what is actually clogged, hourly rate, severity, and cause of the blockage. The cheaper drains include toilets, tubs, sinks, and showers. It can get more expensive if the clog is more complex, affecting the mainline, or multiple fixtures. It becomes most costly for severe clogs which may require hydro jetting. This process may cost you more if plumbing pipes need to be replaced.

Snaking A Drain with Etchen Commercial Plumbing in Plymouth, MI

Do you have clogged drains? Etchen Commercial Plumbing can solve this problem for you! We are a family-owned business with decades of experience in the plumbing industry. We are committed to meeting the needs of our customers and ensure 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 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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