Drain cleaning requires a wide variety of equipment. Some are portable units and some truck mounted. Check out some of the equipment we use often.
There have been times when we had to freeze the water lines instead of the opposite. If the water supply cannot be turned off and the valve needs replacement, we use liquid Co2 to freeze the water pipe and it creates a dry ice plug that holds the water pressure. Then you can cut the line and install a new valve. The dry ice can hold a lot of pressure and also doesn’t expand the pipe’s diameter.
Video Inspection Unit
This serves as a video inspection camera. With a cable of 325 feet, a color self-leveling head, we get a clear picture of what the line looks like. And if we do find a problem underground, the camera head has a digital locator which sends out a radio signal that we can locate from the ground.
While the power auger is a great way to unplug a sewer, the jetter truck is the only way to properly clean a sewer. At 2500 psi @ 37 GPM of water pressure, it cleans the entire pipe. It uses water pressure combined with water volume to clean the pipe. The nozzles have self-feeding jets that propel the line forward and the jets cut grease, sludge, roots, etc. while the volume washes it away. The best part of jetting sewer line is that there are no chemicals involved just clean water with 900 feet of jetter hose and a 500-gallon water supply.
The newest addition to our fleet is this jetter unit with 1500 gallon water supply, a boiler for instant hot water for unthawing and more, 900 feet of jetter hose and a 2500 PSI @ 65 GPM pump with a wide variety of sewer cleaning nozzles from general cleaning to root cutting nozzles and another to clear just about any blockage.
This is also a new addition to our fleet. Kubota KX161-3 rubber track excavator. It has a digging depth of up to 13 feet and is perfect for sewer and water replacements, installations, repairs, septic systems and more. It also enables everyday excavations in general. Whether it’s installing or repairing water and sewer or if it’s just some trenching or excavations for other things such as power, gas line etc. If you’re looking to install a pond or fountain, this excavator is perfect for the job. With rubber tracks, we don’t have to worry about damage to sidewalks, concrete pads etc.
This is a great machine for sewer replacements, septic systems, trenching, landscaping or just about any excavation job. One advantage is that with rubber tracks, there are no damages to sidewalks and asphalt. Although the machine weighs in at about 11600 pounds, it only puts a weight of 4.37 pounds per square inch on the ground. The track hoe has a digging radius of 20 feet and a digging depth of about 13 feet. Additionally, it comes with a 24” tooth bucket and a 48” bucket with a straight edge along with a blade in the front that’s great for cleaning up. Along with the buckets and blade, it is also equipped with a hydraulic thumb for picking up trees or demolition.
Another new addition to our fleet was our 2nd high-pressure jetter. It is similar to our other jetters but this one comes with a bigger water supply, and also with more pressure and volume. Mounted on a Ford F-750 cab and chassis, it has a capacity of carrying 1500 gallons and also 900 feet of jetter hose. Although this is a sewer jetter unit, there are other things it’s capable of. Also installed on the truck is a hot water boiler that with the flick of a switch can produce hot water for unthawing or for pressure washing of construction, agricultural or any other type of equipment.