A drain cleaner is any chemical product which unclogs blocked or damaged sewer pipes or drains. The word drain cleaner can also be used to refer to a piece of machinery like a plunger, snake, drain snake, or other similar machine. It may be installed inside the sewer system or outside the system to loosen blockages in sewer pipes and drains.
Most sewer systems are not designed with a built-in drain cleaner but can be purchased separately for home use. In some cases, it is cheaper to buy and install a drain cleaning machine than to hire a professional plumber. Some drain cleaners work on smaller sewers while others are larger and can handle larger sewers.
Drain cleaners work by loosening blockages by applying suction on the blockage and pumping out the water, or sewage, that has gathered inside the blockage. Some sewer cleaning machines are designed to suck up sewer gas. If you have a clog in your sewer line that is not being cleaned up, it is time to call a professional plumber. There are some types of cleaners that do not use suction to clear blockages, but rather to force air into the blockage to break it down.
Some drain cleaners are designed to clean up smaller clogs in drains by flushing the dirt, grime, debris, and other things out of the drain. Other drain cleaners work by forcing the water out through an overflow valve or other device.
If your drain is clogged and you do not have a drain cleaner, you may need to call a plumber to remove the blockage. This can sometimes be a difficult task, especially if there are many parts of the drain that need to be cleared. A plumber can either remove the blockage from one section at a time or break it down into a smaller segment of the drain. The plumber can then clear it from one section until the entire drain is clear. This method requires the use of a plunger and the removal of some waste products from the drain.
If you are trying to clear a clog in a drain, try not to let the blockage build up too much water. By using a drain cleaner to remove the water, you can clear the clog and stop the water from backing up into the house. While a drain cleaner will not prevent water from backing up in the future, it can help to prevent a big mess.