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The Different Types of Sewer and Plumbing Equipment

Drain pipe issues can occur more frequently than most of us would like – and typically, in order to solve these problems, there are a number of tools that are often a necessity to get the job done properly. If you don’t want to pay the costs of a professional plumbers’ services, then it’s likely that you will need to purchase (or rent) some of these pieces of equipment yourself.

If you plan on utilising sewer and plumbing equipment to get the task sorted, then you must first discover what type of issue you are dealing with – and what tools are best to tackle the problem.

Sewer cameras

If you’re unsure about what’s wrong with your pipe work, it may be a good idea to purchase a sewer camera. These devices will generally help you to take a look at what is going on inside of your system, allowing you to uncover and identify the cause of any issues present.

Smaller devices often consist of a long, flexible pipe with a camera lens fitted onto the front end. Generally, this cable is connected to a monitor that can show you what the device is recording inside your pipes. Bigger models (usually designed for industrial plumbing work) sometimes come in the form of a large camera on wheels – and can be controlled via a remote.

Hydro jetters

When you know what the problem is, you can work on fixing it. Issues such as cracks may not be too easy to mend, but others such as blockages can be solved with the right tools.

Hydro jetters (sewer jetters or pressure washers, as some people call them) are tools that can be used to clear almost any blockage that may be causing sewage-related problems. They can come in many forms, but with most you’ll have a hose that can be slipped into the pipe. When the hose pumps out a concentrated jet of water, it forces away nearly everything in its path.

RootX and Grease-X Jet

It’s not uncommon for tree roots and grease to clog up sewage pipes and because of this, one brand has created two very effective formulas to deal with the issues – RootX and Grease-X Jet. Since they are not big pieces of equipment, they can often be purchased for a cheaper price than some of the other types of drain cleaners (such as drain snakes).

Both of these can help you to clear away your root or grease-related blockages. RootX is a powder that, when mixed with water, creates a foam that kills organic over-growth on contact, whereas Grease-X Jet was specifically made to be used with hydro jetters – giving you both the powerful force of a jet stream and the formula inside Grease-X Jet to maximize your chances of clearing your pipe work.


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