Obviously, our plumbers don’t always haul out the drain snake on every job. Here are some of the situations that may require our technicians to use the plumber snake.
- Tough toilet clogs – One of the most common situations that requires the use of a drain snake is a bad toilet clog. Our plumbers will first try to use a plunger and several other methods to remove clogs. But if those fail, we will likely use the plumber snake to break up the clogs.
- Shower clogs – Another common problem that requires the use of a plumber snake is a shower clog. Hair and soap scum are often the cause of shower clogs which can be notoriously difficult to remove. A plumber snake is a great tool to remove those clogs and get your shower drain back up and running again.
- Outdoor drains – If you have outdoor drains at your home for rain gutters or your pool, they can sometimes get clogged with large debris like leaves and twigs. If those outside drains get clogged, it can cause big problems for your home. Using a plumber snake is often the only way to reach down those drains and remove those larger clogs.