Hand-powered sink and small drain cleaners, power augers and drum cleaners for longer drains, jetters, and huge sectional and drum cleaners for cleaning main drains are all examples of mechanical drain cleaning equipment.
FREMONT, CA: Drain cleaning is an often-overlooked but crucial duty in institutional and commercial buildings and one that building occupants only consider when there is a problem. However, ensuring the performance of facility piping and plumbing systems is a top priority for maintenance and engineering management and front-line workers.
Managers must construct and maintain an arsenal of drain cleaning and diagnostic equipment and guarantee that personnel complete important jobs regularly and operate the equipment safely for an organization's plumbing and pipe systems to perform reliably and efficiently.
Here are three ways to build an effective drain cleaning program:
Building an arsenal
Hand-powered sink and small drain cleaners, power augers and drum cleaners for longer drains, jetters, and huge sectional and drum cleaners for cleaning main drains are all examples of mechanical drain cleaning equipment. With these instruments and safety equipment, drain cameras, recorders, and pipeline locators, technicians can properly clean and eliminate all forms of obstructions.
From sink traps to huge underground laterals and mains that discharge into waste treatment plants, this array of tools is designed to enable professionals to solve basic plumbing and piping systems problems.
Technicians can spend a lot of time evaluating a plumbing problem and its location — frequently inside walls, floors, and underground — and the best diagnostic instruments for drain cleaning can help speed up this process.
A flashlight, tape measure, camera, recorder, and pipeline locator are useful for pipeline diagnosis. Without digging or harming the pipeline, a video pipeline inspection system uses non-destructive closed-circuit television to discover blockages, lateral taps, bellies (sagging older pipelines), and pipe-buckling damage in mains and laterals.
Front-line technicians can handle basic chores and complicated operations with extensive drain cleaning gear, including mechanical snakes and hydro-jetting tools.
According to tests, some jobs include clearing obstructions and then flushing the pipeline to eliminate debris. This two-step process uses a drum or section machine and is less successful in cleaning pipeline walls. The job is completed in less time and in one step with hydro jetters.