Remove the drain plug or cover plate from the drain, using a screwdriver to remove any screws securing the plate.
Slide the metal end of the plumber's snake down into the drain, rotating the handle clockwise as you move it deeper into the pipe.
Continue working the plumber's snake through the pipe until you feel it reach the clog.
Push and pull the plumber's snake back and forth against the clog, continuing to rotate the handle clockwise. The objective is to break through the blockage or to pull it back up so you can throw it away. If you feel the snake grip the blockage, continue rotating the handle and attempt to pull it back up out of the drain.
Things You Will Need
- Plumber's snake (auger)
- Wear protective gloves, as the substance plugging your drain could be unpleasant.