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For industry professionals, an electric drain cleaner is a must have. Take advantage of the best prices on the web, and buy a new drain cleaner from the plumbing experts. We have a huge selection of specialized power tools. Whether you want a new machine or drain cleaner parts, we have what you need to get back in business.

What Is a Drain Cleaner?

Typically used by plumbing professionals, an electric drain cleaner is a power machine that twists a flexible cable in the clockwise direction and drives it down a pipe. These machines, also known as “plumber’s snakes,” are fantastic tools to unclog pipes that have many advantages over simply pouring chemical drain cleaners down the pipe. Because they can have cables that can reach as far as 80 meters, these tools are ideal for cleaning particularly long sections of pipes and can easily remove solid objects such as tree roots. In addition, the springs can easily weave through multiple bends while keeping their effectiveness and without harming the pipe.

How to Use an Electric Drain Cleaner

Electric “snakes” are great to have on hand if you want to unclog your drains quickly. However, most people associate these tools with a professional plumber and thus assume using one is tricky or complex. In reality, electric drain cleaners may be used by anyone with a clogged drain by following these easy steps.

  1. Preparation – Before you can push your electric drain cleaner into the pipe, it’s best to prepare your drain. Make sure the electric snake is fully charged beforehand if you’ve got a cordless version, otherwise make sure you’ve got an available outlet. Wear a pair of rubber gloves and pour chemical drain cleaner down into the clogged drain, allowing it some time to loosen up the clog before you begin to use the snake.
  2. Using the Drain Cleaner – After you’ve given your chemical drain cleaner some time to loosen up the clog, add your snake into the drain. Some electric drain cleaners have automatic feed options that allow you to more easily maneuver it down the pipe. Otherwise, you’ll need to do this manually. If you’re moving the snake down manually, you’ll feel some resistance, but this is normal. When you reach the blocked area, your snake will begin to move much slower. Make sure you move the snake backwards and forwards through the blockage to loosen it, otherwise you’ll simply be pushing this blocked mass further down the drain.
  3. Removal – Once the blockage has been dissolved, you’ll need to carefully pull the snake out of the drain. To do this, set the feed switch on reverse (if automatic). Be careful not to pull the snake up too quickly or you’ll risk flinging debris and splashing water everywhere.

Buy Drain Cleaners Online

Drain cleaners are handy tools to have around your home, but are often too expensive for anybody other than professionals. We offer prices that even homeowners can afford! Using an electric drain cleaner is easy and convenient, and here at PlumbersStock we offer you top-quality Ridgid brand “snakes” to help you get the job done. Browse through our selection of drain cleaners and narrow your results as needed by using the filters on your left. If you need additional help, contact our expert customer service team by phone, email, or chat to answer all of your questions and help you find the best drain cleaner for your home and budget.