There are a lot of rental companies that will rent anyone a profesional drain cleaning machine. You can also buy these machines from some hardware stores or tool supply stores. While they may seem simple, they can be very dangerous. In reality it takes years of experience to be able to work one in less than ideal circumstances. These machines pack a big punch and can go from good to bad very quickly if you get tied up in a bunch of roots or a broken sewer line. This is where the experience comes into play to keep your arms and fingers from being broke or worse.
Only a few weeks ago, a contractor was killed in the Chicago area using a sewer snake. I believe this man had used sewer equipment in the past but I’m not certain. Either way, they are dangerous to even the experienced technician. This isn’t to tell homeowners not to clean their own drains but rather an attempt to educate people on the real dangers of these machines. If you have the slightest concerns, please hire a professional that has the years of training and can get the job done quickly and safely.