Flat sewer rods are used to remove sewer pipeline blockages by inserting the rod into the line via the Y-shaped access fittings periodically installed along the sewer line. The rod is then pushed/pulled backward and forward through the blocked area of the pipeline until all debris has been removed. These rods are useful as they are available in 50 or 100 ft. lengths, which is much longer than most conventional hand-rotating or powered sewer snakes.
Insert the head of the sewer rod into the access fitting and into the sewer line. Feed the steel rod down into the line until the rod's head meets the blockage.
Push the rod backward and forward through the blocked area in the sewer line. Repeat this process several times until the blockage has been broken up and no more resistance is felt when pushing the rod into the sewer line.