So I noticed my washing machine was not draining properly over the last few weeks. While trouble shooting the problem, I concluded that the drain pipe was clogged (I will tell you how I ultimately discovered the issue in a moment).
Anyway, the drain pipe is either galvanized steel or cast iron and it is about 1 and 3/4" (give or take). The outside of the pipe looks fine but the inside is full of rust. I tried snaking it to make sure that there was nothing else inside and came up nothing. So I imagine that the rust is the main issue.
So what are my options for cleaning out a clog that is primarily rust? Is there something I can and buy clear it out or should I call a plumber instead? I am hoping I don't have to replace the pipes?