Many things, such as household grease, sludge, hard minerals, and tree roots can clog drain lines. Today’s drain cleaners are able to clean sewer lines from 1” – 6” in diameter. They can be used in pipes and tubes as well. This product use reverse jets to pull the sewer hose through the clogged line and blast away at debris and build-up on the walls. For build-up along the walls of the lines there are rotating nozzles. Then there are fixed nozzles that have a forward pointing orifice to break up blockages that are straight ahead. In essence, the drain cleaner nozzles are designed to clear and scour the pipes clean. The debris is then washed back up and removed with a vacuum pump.
High-pressure hoses are manufactured with burst ratings. They are often stronger than their stated rating for safety; often as high as 4 times the strength. Even with this safety feature, it is always best to use a hose with a slightly higher rating than the PSI your machine calls for. There are single or double braided hoses covered with either a rubber or thermoplastic material. The choice for quality is a rubber coated hose. Most hoses from 3,000 – 4,000 PSI are single braid, while higher PSI hose is always double braided.
Most municipalities, apartment complex owners, public facilities (such as schools, libraries, etc.), and businesses such as office buildings and restaurants don’t have their own cleaner. They hire this work out—and drain cleaners are in high demand!
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