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When Should You Use a Plumbing Snake?

August 9th, 2016


A plumbing snake: it sounds like a potentially poisonous creature lurking in your bathroom waiting for the right time to strike. Don’t let it worry you, though, because it’s actually the opposite.  Plumbing snakes were invented to help you, not hurt you.

At Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, Inc., we provide a variety of services to help get your business or home back into tip-top shape. Our plumbers in Montgomery County, PA, as well as other local areas including Philadelphia and Bucks County, PA, are here to help you whether you need repairs, installation or troubleshooting services. We’ll install your new toilet, fix your air conditioner, clean your drains and more.

Use a plumbing snake to clean your drains!

That’s right; plumbing snakes are used to clean and unclog your drains. Far from being a serpent it’s actually a long tube of coiled metal, designed to “snake” into clogged drains beyond the reach of hands or other tools. The coils catch debris and blockages, then clear the clog by either breaking it up or dragging it to the surface.

It’s best to contact a professional plumbing company when you have a clogged drain because a clog usually leads to household amenities that stop working. Unlike snakes, drain clogs can strike anywhere in your home at any time, including the sink, toilet, bathtub and shower. When that happens, it would be a good idea to call us. We’ll bring our plumbing snake to fix your drain and solve the problem. (Don’t worry, it’s tame).

How does the plumbing snake work?

Plumbing snakes are designed to unclog your drain when a plunger just won’t cut it. And even if they don’t have fangs, they can get tricky, and we recommend you use a professional service when they’re needed. Plumbing snakes are operated very differently from plungers; the plumber will push the snake into the clog and then crank it to drive it further into the blockage. This causes parts of the clog to break up, which makes it easier to pull out, successfully unclogging your drain.

That’s how a plumbing snake can make your home a cleaner and more functional place. If Indiana Jones ever learns about this plumbing tool, he may just change his mind for how he feels about snakes.

Let the team of HVAC experts at Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, Inc. help you. To learn more about plumbing snakes and our plumbing services in Montgomery County, PA, and the surrounding areas, contact us at 215-240-8610 or visit https://www.guaranteedplumbingandheating.com//.

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