What do you do for a clog? The choice of many homeowners in the past has been to use a drain cleaning chemical, but these have many serious drawbacks. They can damage your pipes and cause leaks, they are bad for the environment, and they are devastating when they end up in a septic tank. Because of this, there are many who have decided to use methods that are much less invasive. One option that is very effective is to use a plunger. Plungers can dislodge most clogs if used properly, and as long as you don’t apply too much pressure, you will not damage your pipes. Another method is to use a mechanical tool for removal. It could be a snake that you purchase, but it could also be as simple as a wire hanger that has been unraveled. If you do use a hanger, you should be careful not to damage the pipes while trying to remove the clog.