So yesterday someone in my family put some celery stalks (with the hard stems included) down the garbage disposal, after which our drain drained much slower. I tried filling up the sink with water and running the garbage disposal. This forced the water down while the disposal was running, but when power was turned off it all came jetting back out. So now I'm faced with the question how to remedy this problem. I see two ways:
- Clear the drain myself
- Call a plumber
What tools are required to properly accomplish this task myself and how much will they cost? If they are cheaper (or even close to to the cost of a plumber) and this task won't take a whole day, I'll probably do it myself just to have the tools on hand. Any recommendations on which way to go (me with new tools or the plumber with more powerful tools)? I already have a hand operated pipe snake and some screwdrivers and an AC voltmeter. I assume that I'll need an adjustable wrench that can fit a pipe and I can't think of what else.