When to Snake Your Drain

While you may know how to snake a drain, or have a plumber handy that specializes in Denville NJ drain cleaning, it’s important to know exactly when you should snake so that you don’t go to those measures when you don’t have to. Sometimes Drano, a plunger, or a good run of the disposal (if you’re dealing with a kitchen sink) can do the trick.

Toilet stoppage is the most common of all household clogs. If the stoppage is in the toilet itself, you should use a toilet auger or plunger because a snake might damage the toilet. If your tub is what’s clogged, check to see if there are hairs in the drain that are stopping the flow of water.

Be sure to contact a professional if you are unsure what you should do to handle the stoppage.


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