Drain Cleaning Machines
Tools of the Drain Unblocking Trade
Drain Cleaning is one of the most important branches of the plumbing sector with a wide range of Toilet Augers, Manual Drain Snakes, Electric Drain Snakes, Drain Cameras, Sectional Drain Cleaning Machines, Water Jetter and even the original Drain Rodding concept tools.
From top quality brands like Rothenberger, Monument, Ridgid, Silverline Rems and Baileys but why oh why would anyone try and resolve a drain blockage themselves is beyond us as usually it will end up with an even bigger issue as blockage gets compacted or worse still the drain pipes are damaged or rods snap off mid-way into the drainage pipes.
- Glossary of Drain Cleaning
Toilet Augers are an excellent cost effective way of clearing toilet down pipes. Many Augers are equipped with a 1m long x 1/2″ cable and a bulb spiral auger at the end, to get through the tough blockages.
Manual Drain Snakes provide a stepping stone before entering into the electric drain snakes. Typically constructed of a Plastic drum, trigger nozzle and handle to feed the cable into the drain. Once the blockage has been located the user can spin the drum manually, clearing the pipe. (Capable of clearing lines up to 75mm)
Electric Drain Snakes are the Drain sectors biggest and most popular market. Primarily used for sink and shower traps these drain snakes are incredibly versatile. Divided into handheld and stationary they can even be used on smaller sectional pipe work. The drain snakes also have the added benefit of being able to change the thickness of cable and Cable head. (Capable of clearing lines up to 110mm)
Sectional Drain Cleaning Machines are the heavy duty section of drain clearing without the use of water. Capable of clearing large sewer sections and down pipes. Built with motors with more torque to get through the toughest blockages; these are the true work horses of the plumbing sector. Available as a straight sectional machine or as a condensed Drum machine. (Capable of clearing lines up to 250mm)
Water Jetters are constructed for completely cleaning a drain. The highly flexible, lightweight hose blasts through sludge, soap and grease blockages. As you pull the hose back, it power washes the line, flushing debris away and restoring drain lines to their full, free-flowing capacity – all without the use of harmful chemicals.
(Capable of cleaning lines up to 200mm)