Everyone knows that when it comes to cleaning drains, headaches are involved. If you’re a professional drain cleaner, you’ve probably received many calls from people complaining about issues with their pipes and drains. They may have discovered a backed-up toilet, a clogged shower drain, or roots in a main line. After freaking out, their next step would hopefully be calling a professional to come and fix the issue. If they’ve got a small clog – for example, a hair-clogged shower – they might refrain from calling a professional and try to fix the clog themselves. They could make use of the age-old “wire hanger” solution and twist and turn the hanger to hook onto and grab the clogged hair. Now, this might work; they could remove the clogged hair and find that their shower now drains like should. However, that “wire hanger” solution could also have failed or even made things worse. They may have found that their shower is still clogged and they don’t know what the issue is, which is why they call you.
Not only would you as a professional drain cleaner have the proper camera equipment needed to efficiently diagnose the problem, but you also know exactly what kind of drain snake is needed to effectively clean the drain and have the proper tools and accessories needed to do a thorough cleaning. But if you’re a newbie to the drain cleaning game looking to step into the professional world, it would be beneficial for you to get a few tips on how to choose the right Drain Cleaner Snake.
Your choice of drain snake could either help you or hurt you. A drain snake that is too flexible could end up doubling back on itself or tying itself into knots inside the drain pipe, while one that is too stiff might not be able to make the bends necessary to reach the clog. Width of the cable matters, too – a big drain snake could end up causing more damage to smaller pipes. The first step you’ll want to take to avoid any further issues is to diagnose the problem using a camera system and determine the size of the drain you’ll be snaking.
Once you’ve diagnosed the issue, you’ll want to start shopping for a drain cleaner snake. For example, if you’ve got a clogged shower drain, you’ll want a drain snake that is small and flexible enough to fit inside your pipe without causing any damage to the trap. With most shower drain clogs, the trap is most likely where your clog is sitting. At Duracable Manufacturing, we’ve got a plethora of drain snakes in a variety of sizes for you to choose from. A good option for this kind of clog would be a hollow core drain cable with small diameters and a short length. Compared to an inner core drain cable, a hollow core drain cable with the proper diameters would flexible enough to follow the bends without causing any damage, while an inner core drain cable might be too stiff and cause damage to the trap.
After you’ve researched your options and found the best drain cleaning snake for your issue, your next step might be deciding on any accessories you might need to help you achieve best results. Depending on the type of clog you’re dealing with, you’ll want to attach an end fitting to your cable in order to break through the clog. Here, at Duracable Manufacturing, we have available for you a variety of quality American-made accessories you might need to better clean your drains for longer-lasting results. If you’re unsure of what kind of cable would best fix your issues, you can always call the experts at Duracable.com; we’ve got in stock all kinds of drain cleaning snakes and accessories and are eager to help so that you can find the best products for your needs. So, visit our website, browse our products and get your clogs fixed!