Drain Snakes and Augers
Portland OR – Gresham Oregon – Vancouver WA & Surrounding Areas
If you have a clog that refuses to budge, it is time to look into a permanent cure. Drain snakes and augers are clog removal equipment that can release even the worst plumbing stoppages. At AAA Drain Cleaning, we are specialists in using this type of equipment to get your household drains running freely.
What is a plumbing snake?
A snake is a device designed to help grip and remove small objects or push through soft clogs. It has a cable that reels out into the drain pipe and a corkscrew end to catch and pull or push the clog. The smaller versions meant for small pipes are all handheld and can rid clogs in
- Tubs and showers
- Washing machines
Pouring an over-the-counter chemical remedy down your drain pipes is not always the best solution for clogs. With tough pipe clogs, it will make absolutely no difference. Additionally, chemical drain cleaners can be harmful to your health, especially if they are used in kitchen sinks. Drain augers and snakes are the next level of treatment to try in getting your pipes open and usable again.
What is a plumbing auger?
An auger works on the same principle as a snake for the drain, but there are a few differences that make it more useful for tougher, deeper clogs.
- The cable length is longer
- Changeable whirling cutting blades at the end
- A plumbing auger is motorized
An auger takes some experience to work effectively. Larger versions of sewer augers can eliminate all but tree root blockages in the sewage drain from your home to the street. You should hire a professional plumber to clear clogs when
- You are unfamiliar with the use of augers and snakes
- You are unsure of the type of equipment needed to clear the clog
- You have no idea where the clog is situated within the pipes
- The clog is major and you need the plumbing working fast
Call us at AAA Drain Cleaning, and we will come to your Portland OR location to remove the tough clog that has your plumbing at a standstill. Our licensed and skilled plumbers will provide fast and reliable service for all drain cleaning jobs.