Most of us have had the unfortunate experience of dealing with a clogged drain. Overtime, drains are susceptible to blockages due to soap, residue, and hair. As a homeowner, dealing with a clogged drain is both inconvenient and unsightly. There are many tools and techniques to help clear a drain line yourself, but sometimes stubborn blockages may require the help of professional. Keep reading to learn how much you can expect to pay for a plumber to come snake your drain and get your pipes back in working order.

What is a Drain Snake

A plumber’s snake or a “snake” is a long metal coil that’s job is to break up blockages in toilets, sinks, and and bathtubs. It comes in different sizes and lengths depending on what type of drain you’re dealing with. There are also manual snakes and electric snakes. Some manual snakes come with attachments for a drill to make the job a little easier. It’s used when your plunger can’t do the job and the blockage is more serious so a snake is required to get rid of whatever is blocking the drain.

Basic Blockages

It’s hard to give an exact estimate for how much you can expect to pay. There are many factors, such as the severity of the blockage and the service fees of the company’s plumber that you hire. The following prices are just estimates based on averages for basic drain cleaning.

  • If you are looking to hire a plumber to clear a bathtub, kitchen, or bathroom drain, you can expect to pay anywhere from $100 to $250.
  • If you are looking to remove a blockage from a laundry drain, you can expect to pay anywhere from $150 to $215.
  • For toilet clogs, you can pay anywhere from $100 to $300.
  • You may want to also factor in additional service fees, which averaged about $50.

Main Line Blockages

Your main line connects to your sewage system and can cause unsightly backups. If the blockage you’re dealing with occurs within one of your main lines, it can affect your whole plumbing system and you may have a much larger problem at hand. Depending on the location severity the clog, you can expect to pay anywhere from $150 to $500 to remove a clog from the main line.

Superior Snaking Services

Whether you have a basic blockage or main line clog, your friends at ACE Home Services can tackle any job. . While this process might sound simple and easy to fix, it can actually be more difficult. Since there are many types of drains, it is important that you choose the correct snake size to avoid damage to the drain and yourself. Our plumbers are trained and experienced in all things plumbing. With live representative standing by 24/7, you can call us at any time. We will come to you and help get your drain system back in top condition. Call us today!

If one of the drains in your home or apartment are ever clogged and a plunger isn’t working, contact ACE Home Services for proffessional help.