The Perils of DIY Drain Snaking

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If you’ve ever had a clogged or a slow-clearing drain, then you know the frustration that comes with it. And if you’ve ever been tempted to take matters into your own hands and try to deal with the clog yourself, know that you’re not the only one. However, there are legitimate reasons why DIY drain snaking is simply not worth the risk, and is not as efficient as a professional drain cleaning in Lexington, KY.

Denting the Pipes

One of the dangers of attempting to take on a drain snaking is that you could end up dinging the surface of the pipes. It is especially true if you’re working along the curves of the drain pipes, as it’s easy to slip and miss your target. Over time, these dings eventually form a considerable dent, which will affect the overall functionality of your drain pipes.

The best way to deal with a clog is to work with a drain cleaning company that knows how to properly get rid of the blockage once and for all.

Worsening the Clog

One of the dangers of using a drain snake is that you can make the clog worse. The snake can push the clog further down the drain, making it even harder to reach and remove. In addition, if the clog is caused by a build-up of grease or soap scum, the snake can spread these substances around, making the problem worse than if you had just called for professional drain cleaning services.

There are instances when the clogged drain seemingly clears up after you’ve performed the drain snaking method on it. This is because unsupervised drain snaking can clear up some of the clog, but not the entirety of the blockage. So you’ll soon find that the clog was not really gone – it’s just that there was a temporary opening created which eased up the blockage, and that you’ll still need to get the pros to do it.

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