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.
Our van is well equipped with all the necessary equipment required onsite. It’s also equipped with the latest navigation system to reach the destination faster.
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.
These are also called power augers and are capable of augering up to 200 feet of a 4-6 inch sewer line. These are great for root cutting as they come with various blade attachments.
This power auger holds a capacity of augering up to 100 feet. It serves well for augering inside branch lines up to 4-inch diameter.
We also have mini augers with cable lengths of 25 to 65 feet for smaller sewer lines such as sinks, bathtubs, urinals etc.
This is a smaller version of our truck mounted jetters. This is used mainly for sewer lines with a diameter of less than 2 inches. However, the concept remains the same, using high-pressure water, about 1700 psi at 2 to 3 GPM to clean grease and sludge from pipes.
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.
A basic toilet auger is mainly used to clear blocked toilets. As you can see, the toilet has a built-in trap to keep the sewer gas out. This is also the place where anything that goes into the toilet will get hung up. Then the toilet has to be removed to get the debris out.
We also have a job trailer and it helps us stay on the job site instead of travelling back and forth every day.
High-Pressure Jetter Truck
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.
High-Pressure Jetter Truck
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 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.
Kubota KX161-3 Rubbertrack Excavator
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.