The Dangers of DIY Drain Snaking

Homeownership can absolutely be wonderful and rewarding. It can also be a real budget stretch at times. So, we get why it’s tempting to watch online tutorials and do the job yourself instead of calling a plumber in Corvallis, OR, from Linn-Benton Plumbing. But certain drain cleaning methods, like drain augering or snaking, can be risky if you go the DIY route.

Scratching Interior Pipe Surfaces

Snaking a clogged drain too aggressively could leave you with scratched drain lines, and this could lead to rusting. If you regularly snake your drains yourself, this rusting could weaken your pipes and contribute to cracks and leaks. The pipe could even burst during the colder months of the year.

Worsening the Clog

Choosing DIY snaking over professional drain cleaning in Corvallis, OR, could push the clog down further instead of clearing it away. This can happen if you encounter a blockage and feel it dislodge and assume it’s been cleared away. What you could actually be doing is moving it deeper into the drain line. Our trained technicians have specialized camera equipment that can be used to confirm that a drain line has been fully cleared.

Drilling a Hole into Pipe Curves

If you’re inexperienced with drain snaking, you may not know the difference between running into a clog with the end of your auger and hitting a pipe curve. If you apply too much pressure with the end of the auger, you could drill right through a drain line curve – and have an entirely new problem to deal with, as well.

Let Our Team Safely Clear Your Drains

Linn-Benton Plumbing is the drain cleaning company you can rely on to safely clean, unclog, and clear your drains. If pipe snaking isn’t right for your needs, we may recommend a more powerful drain cleaning method known as hydro jetting.

For top-notch, budget-friendly drain cleaning services in the local area, trust only Linn-Benton Plumbing. Schedule an appointment by calling us or filling out the online form.

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