What a weekend! One half of my house (three sinks and the washing machine) were backing up. The other side of the house would drain fine. I suspected a clog existed on that side of the house, up to the main branch into the septic. My plan was to snake from the downstairs utility sink and attempt to free the clog. I spent $19 and bought a 25-foot drill-powered drain snake from Harbor Freight.
In this video, I show how to use it and how it works. Unfortunately for me, I wasn’t able to free the clog and had to pay Mr. Rooter $300 to snake 75 feet. Follow along as I tackle (attempt to tackle I guess) clogged drain!