A toilet snake is a long flexible rod that is used to clear blockages in toilets. The snake is inserted into the toilet bowl and fed through the trapway (the U-shaped curve that leads from the bowl to the sewer line). The snake has a cutting blade or auger at the end that can break up the blockage and allow the water to flow through.
Toilet snakes are also known as toilet augers closet augers or drain augers. They are available in different lengths and diameters to accommodate different toilet sizes. The most common toilet snake is the manual auger which is operated by a handle that is turned to rotate the auger. There are also power augers which are operated by an electric drill.
To use a toilet snake first put on gloves and take the snake out of the package. Insert the snake into the toilet bowl being careful not to drop the auger into the sewer line. Feed the snake through the trapway and into the drain until you feel resistance. This is the blockage.
Start rotating the auger clockwise to break up the blockage. You may have to apply some pressure to get the auger through the blockage. Continue rotating and pushing the auger until the blockage is cleared and water starts flowing through.
Once the blockage is cleared remove the auger from the toilet and flush the toilet to make sure the water is flowing freely. Wash the auger off with soap and water and put it away for future use.
What is a toilet snake?
Answer: A toilet snake is a long thin and flexible rod that is used to remove clogs from toilets.
How does a toilet snake work?
Answer: A toilet snake is inserted into the toilet bowl and then is turned to break up the clog.
What are the benefits of using a toilet snake?
Toilet snakes are beneficial because they are able to reach deep into the toilet bowl and break up clogs that other tools like plungers are unable to reach.
Additionally toilet snakes are relatively inexpensive and easy to use.