RENTING A DRAIN SNAKE FROM THE STORE – PROS AND CONS
You can rent the snake whenever you need it. You don’t have to wait for someone to arrive.
Yes, renting a snake from store is cheaper than your standard service call.
The drain snake weighs 60 lbs. That’s not easy to carry to-and-from your car, into your house, and where ever else it’s needed.
Only 50 feet long
The length of the drain snake is only 50 ft. long meaning if the clog is any further down the line (which you won’t know until you start) then you won’t be able to clear it and you’ve wasted your time and money.
For those who aren’t familiar with that type of equipment it can be dangerous to operate. Those machines are extremely powerful and can cause serious harm if they’re not operated properly.
If you’re renting a drain snake then chances are you don’t have access to a drain camera to check out the pipes beforehand. Depending on whats clogged your drain you can actually make the problem worse by pushing it further down the line. Our Technicians are trained to be able to “retrieve” items if they’re blocking the way, rather than push it further.
These are just some basic points on renting a drain snake. Although it is possible to rent a snake and successfully clear your drain it’s worth it to call the professionals and have it done safely and effectively.