One of the best ways to improve one’s home is through managing the house consistently and properly. A common challenge that a person would typically meet when performing home management is that of working with clogged drain. Of course, not everyone is capable of keeping their drains clean and something like this often times needs more specific equipment like an auger or snake not just your everyday household plunger or chemicals. To unclog drains, in most cases, you will want to get professional plumbing help.
The plunger is the simplest tool one could utilize in dealing with clogged drains. But then, however, despite being thought of as the most user-friendly tool for unclogging drains many also seem to think that it is the most inefficient tool to unclog drains. The augers, as the majority would say, are actually more effective for this purpose because of its more rigid design that makes it capable of removing bigger and heavier drain clogs. A point of caution though, in using augers, one has to be reminded of its ability to damage sinks, pipes, and toilet bowls. Augers, are the most effective but should be used by a pro.
Most homeowners have certain fears when using the auger so they try to use the sewer tape. It is a long flat thin piece of metal with a hook which differs in sizes at one end. One can just slide it down the drain, pull it out and clear out clogged drains. The sewer tapes are less risky compared to augers but augers are more efficient than sewer tapes. The other option for an individual when it comes to solving drainage problems is to resort to chemicals. Specific chemicals can lubricate the drain and if your lucky simply unclog it. We've even hear of people using mild grease or soft soap which also acts as a lubricant thus helping clear out any clogs.
Sometimes these methods work, and thats great but if they don't work then it's time for you to go ahead and hire a plumbing pro, to solve your problem. Not all people are blessed with the abilities and know-how that a professional plumber has and some simply do not have the stomach to deal with the sewage.