Clearing Heavy Blockage in the Main Drain

Major clogs can be caused by large objects falling into the drain. For this type of drains it’s best to use a plumbing snake. These can be handle manually or can be automated.
You can rent them or purchase them. If you don’t want to damage the pipes, then it’s best to call a plumber.

Three ways to access a major clog:

  1. lifting the toilet will, most of the times, give access to most of the system of pipes.
  2. on newer houses there should be an outside clean-out plug. Locate the cap and then use the plumbing snake to unclog the pipes.
  3. you can unclog the system through the roof vent, but this is a tricky operation. This should be done by a professional.

Always follow the manufacturers instructions when using power tools. These can very easily damage the pipes or the drainage system.

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