Did you know that many plumbing professionals like using an auger to unclog a drain? This is because removing clogs with an auger is often faster and easier than other methods available. If you’re having issues with a sewer line, this may be a way that you can remove the clog yourself without having to spend hundreds or thousands on a plumber to dig up the drain line and remove the clog manually. Here’s a quick look at how it’s done.

How to Use an Auger to Unclog a Drain

The first step is to determine the size of the drain you are trying to unclog. Please note that if you want to know how to use an auger to unclog a toilet or a drain with curves or P-traps, you’ll need to use a flexible cable auger or plumber’s snake to remove the clog. For straight spans of pipe, however, an auger sized to fit the pipe will do just fine.

To unclog a drain with an auger, simply take apart the drain line that’s close to the clog. Then, attach your auger to a drill and insert it carefully in the pipe. Once the auger reaches the clog, power on the drill and use the auger to break up the debris and pull it out. In a few minutes, your drain should be clear. Auger drain clog removal is as easy as that, and you’ll have saved the hefty cost of a contractor’s fees — plus, you won’t have to wait for the contractor to schedule your appointment.

This is a technique that works with a variety of drain systems, too. If you have a drain trench, auger removal is a quick and effective way to clear the trench. Augers work well with both PVC and cast-iron drain systems, as well.

Why Choose Power Planter Augers?

If supporting local businesses is important to you, then you’ll be pleased to know that Power Planter augers are produced in the USA, and our business has been operating on our family-owned farm in Illinois for three generations. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service. All of our tools are guaranteed against manufacturing and materials defects. In other words, by purchasing a Power Planter auger, you’ll be investing in a tool crafted with decades of experience, one that is certain to last you a lifetime. If you have any issues with your auger, our customer service department will be happy to help.

Whatever size auger you need, we have a variety of models in several lengths and widths. If you have a clog that needs to be removed, check out our website today and you’ll find an auger that will fit the job!

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