Clean a drain snake

Discussion in 'Drain Cleaning' started by charlesey, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. charlesey

    charlesey I like to do everything to the best of my ability

    Jul 31, 2019
    Small Business Owner
    I just bought a drain snake to clean you drains in my bathroom. My question is, how do I clean it? Once it completely spread and grips whatever is blocking the drain, as I withdraw it how do I clean it? Should I just let it roll into the casing?

    Any suggestions?
  2. Sylvan

    Sylvan Still learning

    Sep 23, 2004
    plumbing- - fire suppression
    New York
    If I am snaking a drain such as a bathtub from the overflow I let the hot water run making sure no one is below just in case the snake penetrates the piping

    The hot water with soap will clean the snake then I use WD 40 as I retrieve the cable and wipe it with a rag
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