You’ve probably heard of snaking, especially if you own a septic system on your property, but do you know all the benefits it offers? Read on to learn what snaking is, when it’s used and how it can benefit your septic system.
What is Snaking?
Snaking is the term used when referring to a tool used to clear a clog or blockage in a drain or pipe. A drain snake is a slender piece of flexible plastic or steel that is pushed down your sink or pipe to move a blockage that is causing a clog. It’s very bendable, which means it can easily get around the curves of a pipe or drain. You can purchase a snake at any hardware store, but serious clogs, especially ones associated with a septic system, should be left to the professionals.
What Makes Professional Snaking Different?
A snake that a professional plumber or septic tank technician uses is entirely different than the ones you purchase at a hardware store. They are much larger, motor-powered, and connected to a winder in a maintenance truck. A professional septic tank company usually has a few different snakes available, depending on the issue they’re working with.
How Can Snaking Benefit Your Septic System?
A septic tank company will use methods like snaking to remove blockages from your septic line. Blockages can be very dangerous since they can lead to toxic sewage backups. Sometimes a blockage can easily be remedied by snaking; however, other times, a blockage can be a symptom of a much larger problem.
The number one cause of septic system blockages is neglect. To keep your septic system running smoothly and efficiently, remember to pump it regularly and have periodic inspections. Always call Affordable Pumping Services at the first sign of any issues.