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March 2013 Contractor Success

Tapping Into The Pool Of Services Your Contractor Can Offer

Your cleaning contractor as Johnny-on-the-spot plumber.

March 12, 2013
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Five Steps To Using A Snake

As with all of the plumbing issues described here, using a snake is easy and effective as long as it is done correctly.

Following these steps will help ensure a positive outcome:

  1. Push and crank the snake down the drain until it becomes difficult to continue any farther
  2. The point where resistance increases is most likely where encrustations, grease or other obstructions have built-up inside a pipe, meaning additional effort will be needed to help dislodge the blockage
  3. Keep applying pressure and cranking the snake until the resistance is minimal; a lack of resistance on the crack handle of the snake usually means the encrustation, grease or other obstruction has been removed
  4. Crank the snake in the opposite direction to remove it from the drain and clean off any debris clinging to the tool
  5. Flush out the drain with water to ensure whatever was causing the blockage has been removed and the clogging problem addressed.

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