This weekend I found myself buying a couple of used drain snakes and realized that people often buy them without knowing how or when to use them. Since most clogged drains can be cleared with the right drain machine I thought I would go over some common machines and their uses.
Top Snake - This is the most versatile of the various drain snakes since it can be used on tubs, showers, sinks and washing machine stoppages.
Mini Rooter - This snake would be more of a rental for the average homeowner as it is mainly used on clean-outs and under sinks after the trap is removed.
Large Drain Machine - This is a large pipe clean-out machine; primarily for main line stoppages.
With this information you can select the correct drain snake for your particular needs. Drain snakes are powerful tools to help clear clogged drains. Knowing what each of the various drain snakes are used for is an important first step when working on a clogged drain.