Drain Snake Denver

Drain clogs are a common problem in metro Denver homes. A drain snake, also called an auger, is one way to clear the clog.

Homeowners can purchase a drain snake at a Denver area hardware store. The drain snake is a flexible rod with a u or v shaped blade at the end, which grabs onto the clog and pulls it out of the drain. These drain snakes are typically manual and have a limited reach, which means they can work on smaller clogs close to the drain, but not clogs that are more solid and further down the pipe.

Go Direct uses a specialized tool to snake a drain line by powering through your sewer lines, clearing clogs and other obstructions to get your drain flowing quickly. Go Direct also has a sewer camera they can run through your line, allowing technicians to see if there are other problems with your sewer line, including buildup, bellies, tree roots, and so on.

The drain snake can be inserted in branch lines (from sinks, showers, or bathtubs), in sewer cleanouts, or down the house’s main sewer line, where it typically leads out to the street and connects with the municipal sewer line. We may find the underlying cause of the backup is tree roots, scale, cracks, debris, slope issues, bellies, sewer channels, or other issues. We may also uncover misaligned, broken, punctured, off-grade, or corroded pipes, as well as grease and waste buildups, leaks, and obstructions.

If we find scale or grease buildup in your pipes, we may recommend sewer jetting to clean out your sewer line. If we find cracks, deteriorating, or misaligned pipes, we will recommend either sewer line repair or sewer line replacement.

Go Direct uses a specialized drain snake to power through your sewer lines, clearing clogs and other obstructions to get your drain flowing quickly. We have the equipment and experienced technicians to make sure your sewer lines are in good shape and working properly.

How to Snake a Drain Line to Unclog Drains

For clogged drains in metro Denver homes, we typically use a sewer snake. A sewer snake is a flexible cable with a coil of metal wire at the end. The sewer snake can push through clogs, breaking up blockages and tree roots to allow them to flow through the pipe. The coil at the end of the sewer snake grabs the remaining clog and pulls it out through the drain.

The drain snake can be inserted in pipe branch lines such as sinks, showers, or bathtubs, in sewer cleanouts, or down the house’s main sewer line, where it typically leads out to the street and connects with the municipal sewer line.

The sewer snakes used by Go Direct are more specialized and powerful than those found at hardware stores and are equipped with a camera to identify the source of the clog, diagnose any sewer line problems, and reduce damage to your pipes during the cleanout process.

Things That Clog Your Drains

A clogged drain may start when organic matter like hair and grease buildup inside the walls of sewer pipes. As the pipes narrow from buildup, waste and debris can get stuck and completely block the flow. This leads to backups in sinks, drains, toilets, and overflow drains.

With a drain snake and camera inspection we can find the underlying cause of the backup!

The powerful plumbing snake pushes through your sewer lines and clears clogs and other obstructions to get your drain flowing. The plumbing snake has a blade at the end that grabs the clog and pulls it out. The clog could be a foul mix of hair, grease, waste, and paper products, depending on the section of the pipe where the clog was located. The plumbing snake can also break up tree roots that have burrowed their way into sewer lines of your metro Denver home in search of moisture and nutrients.

If the buildup inside sewer pipes contributed to the clog, we may recommend sewer jetting to clean out your sewer line. If we find extensive damage to pipes, including cracks and breaks, we may recommend either sewer line repair or sewer line replacement.

Benefits of a Plumbing Snake

In older metro Denver homes, we might find Orangeburg pipe (layers of wood pulp and pitch pressed together), which are susceptible to cracks and breaks from tree roots. Older homes also have vitreous clay pipes (VCP), which are prone to problems with tree roots, shifting, cracking or offsetting. If installed improperly or if you have a lot of ground settlement in your area, these pipes can have a belly (low spot).

A sewer snake with a camera can diagnose these issues and spot problems before they get worse. If caught early, portions of a sewer line can be replaced instead of the entire line saving you money and hassle.

Yearly sewer snakes are recommended to maintain your sewer lines and prevent further costly problems. A yearly sewer snake is $79 for most residential properties. Call today to keep your water lines flowing in the right direction.

Sewer Snake

Do you have a clogged drain? A clogged drain may start when organic matter like hair and grease buildup inside the walls of sewer pipes. As the pipes narrow from buildup, waste and debris can get stuck and completely block the flow. This leads to backups in sinks and drains.

Go Direct specializes in sewer services (sewer inspections, installations, repairs, and replacements). We have the equipment and experienced technicians to make sure your sewer lines are in good shape and working properly.

For clogged drains, we typically use a sewer snake to snake a drain line. A sewer snake is a flexible cable with a coil of metal wire at the end. The sewer snake can push through clogs, breaking up blockages and tree roots to allow them to flow through the pipe. The coil at the end of the sewer snake grabs the remaining clog and pulls it out through the drain.

When we snake a drain line, there is a camera attached, allowing Go Direct’s technicians to see if there are problems with your sewer line that contributed to the clog. The sewer inspection can uncover tree roots, scale, cracks, debris, slope issues, bellies, sewer channels, or other issues. The sewer inspection can also show misaligned, broken, punctured, off-grade, or corroded pipes, as well as grease and waste buildups, leaks, and obstructions.

If the buildup inside sewer pipes contributed to the clog, we may recommend sewer jetting to clean out your sewer line. If we find extensive damage to pipes, including cracks and breaks, we may recommend either sewer line repair or sewer line replacement.

Plumbing Snake

A plumbing snake is a tool used to remove clogs in your metro Denver home. In addition to removing clogs, Go Direct’s technicians are able to use the sewer camera attached to the plumbing snake to inspect your sewer lines.

The powerful plumbing snake pushes through your sewer lines and clears clogs and other obstructions to get your drain flowing. The plumbing snake has a blade at the end that grabs the clog and pulls it out. The clog could be a foul mix of hair, grease, waste, and paper products, depending on the section of the pipe where the clog was located. The plumbing snake can also break up tree roots that have burrowed their way into sewer lines of your metro Denver home in search of moisture and nutrients.

The location of the backup tells Go Direct’s technician where to insert the plumbing snake and camera. It may be inserted down the drain of a branch line (from sinks, showers, or bathtubs), in a sewer cleanout, or in the house’s main sewer line. If your sewer line is connected to a municipal sewer line, the plumbing snake can be pushed all the way out to connection to identify sewer line problems along the way.

In older metro Denver homes, we might find Orangeburg pipe (layers of wood pulp and pitch pressed together), which are susceptible to cracks and breaks from tree roots. We might also find vitreous clay pipes (VCP), which are prone to problems with tree roots, shifting, cracking or offsetting. If installed improperly or if you have a lot of ground settlement in your area, these pipes can have a belly (low spot).

If the sewer camera uncovers buildup, we may recommend sewer jetting to clean out your sewer line. If we find extensive damage to pipes, we will recommend either sewer line repair or sewer line replacement.


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