What is a drain snake?
A plumbing drain snake or auger is a flexible metal tube that’s pushed through a drain until it reaches the blockage and then pushes through whatever is causing the blockage in the pipe. This drain cable is capable of reaching out from 70ft and beyond depending on the length of cable used.
How does drain snaking work?
The drain snake is inserted into the drain from the sink, tub, toilet or other cleanout until it reaches the blockage. At that point we use the crank to dislodge whatever is causing the blockage in the pipe. At the end of the drain snake there are different “heads” attached that will either push through a blockage, tear it up as it spins the cable, or attach itself to the blockage so it can be pulled up through the drain.