What Are Electric Drain Machines?
Electric drain machines are an effective and time saving option for clearing blockages in your drains. The electric eel, also known as the Plumbers Snake or Roto-Rooter, is usually the first tool our plumbers will go to for a blocked drain. These machines should only be used by a professional since, if used incorrectly, the rotation process could cause damage or cracking to your pipes. Every one of our blocked drain plumbers has the expertise and experience to use them for clearing just about any blocked drain you may have.
How Does the Electric Drain Machine Work?
Electric eel drain machines have a cutting head attached to a flexible cable that is inserted into the blocked drain. Once in, the cutting head is fed through the drain where it slices through and shifts any blockages it comes up against. This forces out any accumulated matter in the process.
With a variety of versatile cutting and removing heads, all exchangeable with each other, the electric drain cleaner can slice through pretty much any tree root or solid material. For extremely stubborn blockages, a more heavy duty motorised version may be used, especially when large tree roots are the cause of the blocked drain. The electric eels do have a certain reach length. If your blockage is too far in, or extremely severe, a high powered hydro-jet will be used instead.
The Two Types of Electric Drain Machines Include:
- Marco Drain Cleaner – utilises a flexible cable coiling around a drum and can slice through blockages up to 23 meters away
- Ridgid Drain Cleaner – Rather than using a single long cable, the Ridgid electric eel uses combinable rods to create the length necessary to remove a blockage
We can safely say that both brands of electric drain cleaning machines will remove more than just tree roots. With the variety of cutting and removal heads, they’re able to cut through anything, Including sedimentation and hair.
24/7 Blocked Drain Plumbers
With the resources and ability to offer a 24/7 plumbing service, including public holidays, Metropolitan Plumbing is your one stop shop for all of your blocked drain issues. Contact us any time on 1300 367 333. We provide our customers with a same day plumbing service and can be at your location within an hour* of your call in a blocked drain emergency.
We have a local plumber close to you, across all metropolitan suburbs of Adelaide, Melbourne, Geelong, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Perth. Available 24/7, we can be pulling into your driveway within the hour* of your call in a blocked drain emergency.
Interest Free Drain Machines
If you’ve got a drain that’s blocked and you prefer the convenience of flexible payment plans**, Metropolitan Plumbing can help. Our $0 deposit, interest free payment plans** give you freedom to repay the costs at your own pace, no matter how big or small the job. Ask your plumber on site for more information, and they can sign you up in a matter of minutes. We can then begin your service without you paying anything upfront.
If you find yourself with a blocked drain, contact Metropolitan Plumbing now on 1300 367 333 or fill out an online booking form. We are open 24/7 and can have a plumber to you within the hour* in an emergency.
Contact us today for more information or to book a plumber for an electric drain cleaning service.