Drano® Snake Plus Tool + Gel System was designed to unclog a kitchen sink, bathroom sink, shower, bathtub and even a laundry drain. However, sometimes inserting the tool takes a couple of additional steps.
Often, drain grates and other clog-preventing mechanisms cover the opening of the drain, making it difficult to insert the tool. If you’re working on a clogged shower drain, a tub drain, a kitchen drain or a laundry drain, you may encounter a drain grate. Simply remove the grate using a screwdriver and then insert the Drano® Snake Plus Tool + Gel System tool.
If your drain has a stopper, try rotating the stopper, then remove it using an up-and-out pulling motion. Occasionally, the stopper will be attached to the pipe, in which case you’ll need to go under the sink and remove the screw or bolt from the vertical shaft. Then pull the rod out from the pipe and finally pull the stopper out of the sink.
If you’re having difficulty manoeuvring a drain with a shallow vertical pipe, such as a bathtub, you may have difficulty fully inserting the tool. Try angling the tool away from you while inserting and slowly work past the bend in the pipe.