Plumbing snakes - some types
Hand auger / hand spinner
Hand augers are useful for clearing sink and bathtub drains. They are unsuitable for sending through flush toilets, because the wire might damage the bowl; also, flush toilets have relatively large drain pipes in which the narrow snake can be become tangled. (A 1?4-inch cable, for example, should never be used in a drain with a calibre of more than two inches.)
Closet auger / toilet auger
The closet auger (named after water closet) feeds a relatively short auger through a hook-shaped length of metal tubing. The hook shape makes it easier to feed the auger into the toilet. A plastic boot on the end of the auger protects the finish of the visible porcelain. Since most toilet clogs occur in the trap built into the bowl, the short cable is sufficient to break up or retrieve the greater majority of clogs.
A drum auger is a motorized auger with modular blades designed for various gauges of pipe. A drum auger is powerful enough to cut through tree roots. Used unskillfully, they can also damage plastic pipework and even copper tubing.
Main article: Roto-Rooter
The Roto-Rooter is an electric auger invented in 1933 by Samuel Blanc, an American. His wife called the invention a Roto-Rooter, because the cable and blades rotated as they cut through tree roots inside sewer pipe. Competing companies made imitations after the Blanc's patent expired in 1953, but the machine is manufactured by and for a United States company called the Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Service.
How to deal with faulty plumbing?
Sometimes plumbing make us problems and spoil in the least expected moment. This may be the weekend when we are not at home or the day when access to running water is essential for us. Sometimes such defects are not easy to repair, and in addition cause more trouble and problems, such as flooding the apartment neighbor. In which case you should do? Instead of wondering and waiting for a miracle, you should immediately call the service hydraulic, who will come to our house and will take care of the necessary repairs. All this will be done by hand and in a short time, and therefore save ourselves in this way, discomfort and additional costs.
What if the hydraulics fail?
Plumbing is very important to us and we always want to have a smooth and orderly fashion. But not always everything goes our way and sometimes may appear defects that limit our freedom or cause damage that will cost us a lot. One of the most common failure of breakage of the tube, which often results in severe problems. If this situation happens to just us, you must act quickly and efficiently. The first step is, of course, cutting off the water supply, and if they take care of it as soon as possible to call a professional who will repair the defective parts. In this way, we limit losses, and additionally regain the freedom to use the water in your own home.