If you have ever had a clogged drain, then you know the feeling of frustration that comes with it. You may not be sure how to fix it or if there is even anything you can do about it at all. There are many tools on the market for homeowners, but they can be ineffective and can even damage your pipes. To take care of the issue, it’s often a good idea to call a plumber, who will have better tools for the job. Here are four tools that your plumbers use to clear the most stubborn drain clogs.

Plunger

A plunger is a pretty familiar tool that works by using pressure to push clogs and blockages that might be in the drain further down the drain line so they can drain away or break up enough to go through. This is a low-tech yet effective way of unclogging stubborn drain problems because it physically forces the clog down the drain. However, there are many different types of plungers that will work for different drain sizes and shapes, so be sure to check with your plumber on their preferred method before trying to clear drain clogs on your own.

Drain Augers

A drain auger is a drain cleaner’s best friend, as they are often used to physically break up drain clogs. A drain auger works by being fed down drain lines, where it can be rotated after being inserted into the drain so that it breaks apart any tough drain clogs or obstructions. They are extremely effective drain clog removers, and plumbers will often use drain augers first to see if drain augers can break up the drain blockage enough before resorting to drain jetters or hydro-jetting.

Hydro-Jetting

Hydro-jetting (or hydro-cleaning) is a drain cleaning service that uses very high-pressure water to break up drain clogs. The plumber will attach a hose to the outlet of the drain, which feeds pressurized water through it at extremely fast speeds (upwards of 100mph). This water forces clogs down further into drain lines where they can be broken down by drain augers and removed manually.

These drain clog removers should help you understand the drain cleaning process a little more, as well as how drain cleaners work to remove drain clogs. If you have been searching for a drain cleaner or want a drain cleaning service, you can contact us at and we will be more than happy to help.

By Anita Ginsburg

Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She studied at Colorado State University, and now writes articles about health, business, family and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn't writing.

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