There’s only so much you can do when issues such as clogs happen, and taking the matter into your hands and grabbing the drain snake to clear the clog may end up doing more damage than good. Drain snaking is generally safe for pipes, but only if it’s done by a professional like Kinsey Plumbing Services.
Is Drain Snaking Safe for Pipes?
You will be hard-pressed to find a drain cleaning company that doesn’t offer drain snaking. This method is safe since it uses flexible cables that bend to follow the pipe. The snake cables are designed to move through the pipe without causing any damage. However, if your drain pipe is compromised or broken, the snake may get stuck and break the pipe. Provided an experienced plumber carries out the drain snaking, it can be an effective way of freeing your pipes and identifying any underlying issues with your drainage system.
So while drain cleaning in Round Rock, TX using a professional-grade snake is safe, consulting a professional first is the safer way of going about it.
How Does Drain Snaking Work?
Drain snakes are used manually during drain cleaning services to free clogged pipes. The drain snakes come in different lengths as well as with a manual crank or a motor. The drain snake twists into clogs and pulls them out. If done wrong, the clogs could be pushed further down the pipe, leading to much more expensive clog removal techniques. The plumbing auger is directed and threaded down the drain pipe to the location of the clog. With the help of a hook or claw at the end, it grabs the clog, disintegrating it or pulling it out.
When the process is done right, the clog is removed, and the remnants are flushed down the drain by water from a hose or faucet. When an inexperienced person performs it, however, the clog may be pushed further down, which will make it more difficult to reach. If the blockage is located in your pipes, however, we recommend conducting hydro jetting.
Whenever you need a safe way to unclog your drains, reach out to Kinsey Plumbing Services today.