If your drain is becoming backed up, or you just can’t seem to clear it, you may need to call in help from a professional. One common way to clear a drain is by using a snake. Here’s how to do it.
How To Snake your Clean Out Drain
How To Clean Out A Drain Pipe
If your drain pipe is clogged and you can’t clear it using a plunger, you may need to call a professional to clean it out.
1. Use a plunger to clear any blocks of drainpipe fluff or sediment from the bottom of the pipe.
2. If the pipe is still clogged, use a snake to loosen and remove any larger objects that have become lodged in the pipe.
3. Use a plunger to suction onto the pipe and push the snake forward, dislodging any obstructions.
4. Continue suctioning and snake-pushing until the objects are removed and the drainpipe is clear.
What You Will Need
1. Turn off the water supply to the drain pipe by turning the valve at the sink or taking the appropriate precautions.
- Fit the funnel into the drain pipe.
- Place the snake around the funnel and wriggle it up and down the pipe.
- Plug the end of the funnel with a piece of tape.
- Put the bucket on the floor below the drain pipe and fit the other end of the snake into the bucket.
- Turn on the water supply to the drain pipe and wait until the water starts flowing into the bucket.
- Remove the funnel and tape and release the snake.
- The blockage has been cleared and the drain can be used again.
If the drain pipe is blocked, the first step is to unblock it with a plunger. If the drain pipe is clear, the next step is to remove any debris that is blocking the drain. If the drain pipe is clear and there is no debris, then the next step is to use a snake.
If the drain pipe is blocked, the first step is to use a plunger to push the debris and material down the drain.
If the drain pipe is clear, the next step is to use the snake to clear any obstruction. The snake should be inserted into the drain pipe at a 45-degree angle and the head should be placed against the obstruction. Care should be taken not to touch the snake’s head to the drain pipe, as this could damage it. The snake should be dragged through the obstruction, with the head always in contact with the obstruction.
If the drain pipe is located outdoors, first cover the area with a tarp or a large piece of plastic to avoid getting your hands or clothes wet.
If the drain pipe is located indoors, first turn off the main water line to the house and disconnect the drain pipe from the main line. Make sure all the other drains in the house are closed off as well.
Next, go outside and locate the drain pipe. Remember, the larger the drain pipe, the more difficult it will be to snake.
Once you have located the pipe, begin by marking the location of the drain with a pole or a piece of lumber. This will help you position the snake correctly.
Next, insert the snake into the drain pipe and pull it up and out of the drain. Be sure to keep a tight grip on the snake’s head to prevent it from getting stuck.
When the snake is out of the drain, turn off the main water line to the house and disconnect the drain pipe from the main line.
So now that you have your snake, what do you do?
The first step is to gather some materials. You will need a bucket, a plunger, a snake, and some towels.
The second step is to locate the drain pipe. It is usually located near the floor of the bathroom or near the sink.
The third step is to position the snake near the drain pipe. Make sure the snake is long enough to reach the drain pipe.
The fourth step is to use the plunger to push the snake into the drain pipe. Once the snake is in the drain pipe, hold onto the snake with the towels.
The fifth step is to use the plunger to push the water down the drain pipe. Keep pushing the plunger until the water is clear.
Once the drain pipe is clean, remove the snake and the materials.
- If you don’t have a snake, use a plunger.
- Make sure the drain is completely clear of any objects before using the snake.
- Make a small hole in the drain pipe.
- Use the snake to clear the obstruction.
- Pull the snake straight up the drain pipe.
- When the obstruction is cleared, slowly return the snake to the bottom of the drain pipe.
- Repeat steps 4-6 if necessary.
If your drain pipe is clogged, you will need to get a snake to clear it. Make a small hole in the pipe and insert the snake. Make sure to hold on to the snake’s head so it doesn’t go back down the pipe. Hold the snake in place and wait for it to clear the obstruction. Once the snake has cleared the obstruction, release it and the pipe will be clean.