Which drain auger do I need?

Which drain auger do I need?

Major types of sewer cables & drain snakes

SHOWERS 2″ — 3″ 5/16″, 3/8″ OR 13/32″
FLOOR DRAIN 3″ OR MORE 3/8″, 13/32″, 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″ OR 0.55″
FLOOR DRAIN 4″ — 5″ 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″, 0.55″ OR 0.66″
FLOOR DRAIN 6″ — 8″ 5/8″ (NON ROOTS), 3/4″ OR 0.66″

What dissolves tree roots in sewer lines?

Copper sulfate is a natural herbicide and will kill off the small tree roots invading your sewer pipes. Flushing half a cup of the crystals down the toilet should do the trick.

How long of a drain auger do I need?

Because they are designed for the toughest of clogs, the cable should be no smaller than 5/8 inch in size, with a minimum length of 75 to 100 feet in length. This snake is designed to clean out drains that are 3 inches or larger, which typically includes clean outs to the street.

Should I buy a drain auger?

First of all, a drain snake is a good item to keep handy in a home. A basic hand-crank drain snake (a.k.a. a drain auger) is a much better option for getting rid of a minor clog than resorting to chemical drain cleaners. In fact, you should never use these chemicals on your drains!

What drain cleaner works better than Drano?

Thrift GIDDS-TY Drain Cleaner. This product works magic on clogged drains and grease traps within 60 seconds.

  • Pure Lye Bead Drain Opener. This is a reliable product that works exceptionally well thanks to its unique bead-shaped lye that removes the cause of blockages in drains.
  • Bio-Clean Drain Septic Bacteria.
  • How to make your own drain cleaner?

    Run the hot water: Turn your sink or shower on at full-blast hot and run it for a few minutes,then allow it to drain.

  • Pour in the baking soda: Slowly send about a cup of baking soda down the drain,using a spoon or funnel as necessary.
  • Add the lemon juice: Slowly pour the lemon juice on top of the baking soda.
  • What is the best rated drain cleaner?

    Grease Clog,Hair Remover,and Drain Cleaner from Green Gobbler.

  • Fast-Acting Drain Opener and Cleaner from Xion Lab.
  • Professional Strength Drain Cleaner from Drano.
  • SuperFast Drain Cleaner from Professor Amos.
  • Pure Lye Drain Opener from Comstar.
  • Drain Septic from Bio-Clean.
  • Hair and Grease Drain Cleaner/Opener from Scotch Corporation.
  • How often should you use drain cleaner?

    How often should you use drain cleaner? It is recommended that household drains be professionally cleaned every few years, with more frequent cleaning for areas such as sewer or basement drains . Cleaning should also be performed more often if the plumbing system is especially old, or if there is a large root system near the main sewer line.