Determining If Snaking Is Enough

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Drain snaking

Drain snaking is one of the most popular methods of drain cleaning that we offer at JNR Plumbing. Drain snakes cut through the debris to open up the clog and restore the flow in your pipes. A plumber’s snake has barbs that hook out the materials blocking your pipe. However, we understand that drain snaking cannot resolve all types of clogs. Here are ways to tell if snaking is enough.

Location of the Clog

A plumber in Westport, CT, can tell whether a drain snake is enough by gauging the clog location. Drain snakes can remove soft clogs found 15 to 25 feet down your tub, sink or shower drain. When plunging fails, your plumbing technician will snake your drain to unclog blockages.

The Severity of the Clog

In determining if snaking is enough, a drain cleaning company also evaluates the clog's severity. The right-sized drain snake can penetrate the angled parts of the pipes and reach the clog. However, if the clog has some solid components in it, it can be hard to break the debris. If plunging has failed, snaking will likely fail.

The Frequency of the Clogs

If you’re hiring a plumber regularly to check your drain, snaking won’t work. Even if a plumber successfully removes the drain and your pipe operates, it won’t last long. You’ll need comprehensive drain cleaning in Westport, CT, to resolve such issues.

Age of the Drain

Snaking has proven safe and effective over the years. The flexible and bendable nature of the snaking wires enables them to flow into angled parts of the drain. However, if the clogged drain is old, the snaking can damage the pipes or even jam the obstruction making it tighter.

In determining when to use a drain snake, you’ll need to understand the factors mentioned above. If you are suffering from clogged drains, don’t hesitate to trust JNR Plumbing for professional drain cleaning services.

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