If you're dealing with a clog that's too tenacious for a plunger but you aren't quite ready to give up just yet, a manual drain snake might be your best option. A drain auger, often known as a plumber's snake, is a tool that "snakes" it's way through pipes to clear obstructions. The method of "snaking" a pipe is a compromise between the more extreme methods of "plugging" and "bringing in the heavy guns," such as professional, powered drain augers.
The plumber's snake is a DIY drain-clearing tool that is more effective than using a plunger, but it is also more difficult to operate. They might be challenging to maneuver through tight turns and twists because of their size. Learn the ins and outs of how your snake operates so that you can avoid making mistakes that will cost you money. Everything you need to know about using a drain snake is provided here for your convenience.
How to operate a plumbing snake, as well as an explanation of what an auger actually is.