Why DIY Drain Snaking is Risky

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It can be frustrating for any homeowner to have to contend with plumbing clogs. The best thing to do in that situation is to work with a plumber in Scottsdale, AZ, from Zippity Split Plumbing to come over to conduct the repairs. It’s best that you leave complex tasks like snaking a drain to the professionals. That’s because there are certain risks that come with DIY snaking.

Wrong Snake

For each drain in your home, there’s a plumbing snake for it. Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t realize that and end up trying to use one for whichever drain has a problem. However, with the wrong type, you may not even be able to get the snake down the drain. It’s better to get drain cleaning in Scottsdale, AZ, from a professional, who has every type of snake at their disposal.


There is a huge risk of causing damage to the pipes if you try DIY snaking. Even if you have the right type of plumbing snake for the drain with the problem, if you’re not skilled and your pipes are old, you can cause damage to them. The risk is that much greater if you live in an older home that hasn’t seen any updates. Play it safe and get professional drain cleaning services.

Partial Job

With DIY snaking, you may be able to work on a clogged drain but end up completing only part of the job. Although you may be able to loosen some of the debris in the drain, you may miss out on the remainder of the gunk, which ends up wasting your time and money as you ultimately have to call a plumber to take over.


Finally, a good reason to avoid DIY drain snaking is that you can potentially injure yourself. If you’re not familiar with the way a plumbing snake works, it can recoil back and strike you, which can cause injuries. By contrast, a professional knows how to expertly use these tools and can do a better job.

Zippity Split Plumbing is a drain cleaning company that can address your clogged drain issues promptly and efficiently. Call us or fill out the online form to schedule an appointment with our team.

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