How Hard is it to Use a Drain Snake?
May 20, 2006 12:16 PM Subscribe
Every six months or so our shower drain clogs and we have to call a plumber to snake it out. That costs about $125 each time. We asked him the last time if we could buy our own snake and do it ourselves and he strongly cautioned us against that.
posted by Taken Outtacontext to Home & Garden (33 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Was he telling us that so we would continue to call him or is there a chance we could wreck our pipes by doing it ourselves?
If you think we can do it ourselves what should we know about using the snake to go down our drain? How much does a snake cost?