Ask the Equipment Rentals & Sales Expert – Andy Travers
Need help cleaning your Sewer & Drain lines out?
Sewer and drain cleaning might not seem like a big deal but it is one of the most annoying things that can turn your great day into a very frustrating and possibly messy damaging day.
All plumbing systems develop clogs at some point….there is simply no way to avoid it. Most stopped-up sinks, bathtubs and plugged toilets can be fixed easily. However, these plumbing fixtures left unattended can overflow and cause a huge mess in your home. Your main sewer line can become clogged or totally blocked by tree roots and drainage from household plumbing. This can cause major damage to your home with flooding in your basement.
There are several signs that will let you know that there may be something going on down in your drainage system. If you pick up on these signs early enough it could save a lot of cleaning up when the system finally fails and overflows.
There are the classic gurgling sounds that you hear after you have flushed the toilet, these can come from the toilet, sink, bath or shower and this is often due to the water you have just flushed displacing trapped air in the drainage system, the gurgling is the trapped air pushing up through the water trap.
The water level in the toilet, bath or sink draining slowly or the water level in the toilet dropping lower than usual…. this is often due to the water being syphoned out of the pan because of problems further down the system. Bad smells and internal venting can be due to water being displaced in the traps on sinks, baths. Blocked and defective drains can leak into sub-floors again causing bad smells within the property.
The Rent It Store carries the Sewer Rooter T-3 with 100ft capacity drum for 2” to 4” drain pipes. The drum hold 5/8” cable, which is fed into the drain line with a smooth operating variable speed power cable feed attachment. The Sewer Rooter T-3 offers you the safety of a fully grounded electrical circuit, a pneumatic foot pedal and reverse switch with an “off” position, plus a ground fault circuit interrupter. The handle is tall enough to make it easy to move to the job, yet quickly folds to take less room in your truck offering easy use for the homeowner or contractor to use.
For larger sewer drains 3” to 10”….The Gen-Eye Pod combines a camera, reel, and monitor in an all in one package. The Gen-Eye Pod comes with a large 7” LCD color monitor that is mounted on a flexible gooseneck that allows for the best viewing angles. You can choose between regular or self-levelling camera. The wheeled frame operates either horizontally or vertically and has drag brake and reel lock. The video out connection is available to record on an external device and comes with a picture inverter and AC/DC power cords. The Gen-Eye Pod will help you view what is blocking your sewer drain.
Both the Sewer Rooter T-3 and the Gen-Eye Pod can help you locate where the obstruction is in your sewer drain system. Depending on location and what is blocking the line, you will now be able to make a decision on how to proceed with repairs or clean out.