Consumers can rent a plumbing snake from home improvement stores such as the Home Depot or from rental companies such as United Rentals. The Home Depot lets people rent plumbing snakes online and pick them up at local stores.
An example of a plumbing snake machine that people can rent from the Home Depot is the Easy Rooter 100-foot drain cleaner. This particular model comes in a powder-coated steel frame that keeps the 5/8-inch cable tangle-free. It features an extra-long handle and 10-inch, ball-bearing wheels for easy transportation. A 1/3-horsepower capacitor motor provides power. Standard safety features on this model include an air-actuated foot pedal and safety slip clutch.