my pipes under my house are clogged would a snake unclog them

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My pipes under my house are clogged. Would a snake unclog them?


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  1. Yes, a sewer snake should unclog the line. I would first try snaking the line. If this clears the blockage then the problem is solved. If the blockage doesn’t clear or happens again in the near future there might be another issue. The common issues we run into are collapsed pipes, tree roots or a sag in the line.

    It is possible to rent sewer snake equipment from some hardware stores. Most people find it simpler, faster and less messy to hire a professional for this. If it is the main drain from the house, meaning the drain going to the sewer system, I would highly recommend you hire a professional because the equipment needed to do the job is larger and requires an experienced plumber to use effectively.

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