Every homeowner will deal with issues to do with main line clogs. Calling a plumber for this 30- to 40-minute task may be essential, but some homeowners may want to attempt it themselves first. With some heavy-duty work gloves and a professional-grade auger, this is a do-it-yourself job that we can all do.
First, identify and loosen the cap on the drain pipe. A pipe wrench may be helpful at this stage, especially if it’s an old house. Exercise caution by standing at a distance after the cap is off because there might be spilling out of any waste build-up.
Now, fit the drill with either a half or entire blade and insert it into the pipe. Allow the machine to run until it hits the clog. Work it up and down the area to clean out the clog and pull it out to remove the build-up.
Run the drill through the pipe one more time to ensure all debris is removed. Finally, take your hose and spray it down the line at maximum pressure. Doing so will clean the pipe and the auger cable and act as confirmation for a cleared drain pipe.