4 Drain Cleaning Tools Used By The Best Plumbers

drain cleaning tools used by the best plumbers

A dripping tap is a headache, and a burst pipe is a plumbing catastrophe – but neither of them is the most common reason for a call to a professional plumber. Actually, when people need the real deal rather than the ol’ plunger under the sink, it’s for this simple but disruptive and potential devastating request: “Please bring your best drain cleaning tools to our place!”

It’s no surprise that so many effective professional tools for unblocking drains are in the back of the vans driven by the best plumbers in your area. Why’s that? Because of all the various ways in which your drains can get hopelessly backed up:

  • Tree roots
  • Fats, grease, gunk & food
  • Toilet paper & wipes
  • Solid objects
  • Balls of hair & soap
  • Poor installation
  • Ground movement.

And with all those simple reasons (& more), the best plumbers understand that they often need more than the simplest of drain cleaning tools to get it all flowing again. So before we explore what the best plumbers use to quickly, affordably and effectively clear your drains, have you tried your:

  • Plunger?: Just make sure you’ve got the perfect seal.
  • Home brew?: Try (almost)-boiled water, baking soda and white vinegar.
  • Chemicals?: For the next level, caustic drain clearing chemicals are available at your supermarket or hardware store.
  • Hands?: Make sure you’ve got good gloves on, and go fishing for those clumps of blockage gunk.
  • Drain snake?: While you’re at the hardware store, pick up a hand-held drain snake that you can unwind into your clogged up drain.

But we’ll be honest – while all of the above are great preventative measures that can also be effective against a minor clump of drain gunk, you’re probably reading this article because your DIY drain blockage tools didn’t work.

Do you need one of the best plumbers in your local area to rush a professional drain clearing tool (or 4) to your place? If you hand-select the most skilled and experienced blocked drain cleaning plumbers you can possibly find, they’ll almost certainly come to you with:

1. A plumber’s auger

Like a hand-held drain snake … but bigger! And with serious power! It’s a motor on wheels with a big coil (or snake) that can wind deep into your drain, smashing up the blockage.

2. An ultra-high pressure water jetter

Ultra-high pressure water jetter – it’s a big name for an awful lot of power. Think of your garden hose, and now make that stream of water steaming hot and under incredible pressure – we’re talking thousands of PSI! Known for being more effective than an auger but less likely to damage your pipes, it’s becoming the gold standard of drain cleaning tools used by the Best Plumbers.

3. A CCTV drain camera

The big problem with some clogs isn’t just that they can be incredibly stubborn – but they’re buried so deep in your drain & pipe system that even the seasoned pro can’t locate them. Enter the modern CCTV drain inspection camera technology, which may not break up the blockage, but it can pinpoint the location and severity in incredible detail.

4. No-dig pipe relining

The most common drain blockage is caused by tree roots – which so often leave your pipes physically damaged. In the event of pipe damage, the best plumbers can repair the section of pipe without digging up your garden bed thanks to amazing epoxy mould/resin technology. Pipe relining services create a new internal lining saving thousands vs the alternative of digging up and replacing the section of pipe.

The best plumbers use the best drain cleaning tools

Do you need one of the best plumbers in your region to rush to your property with the most powerful and effective professional tools for unblocking drains? With our help here at Best Plumbers Club, all you have to do is call or message – and we’ll send a hand-picked, meticulously-approved plumber who is reviewed and recommended by your local peers and our industry specialists. Some of the regions covered include:

To benefit from the Best Plumbers out there, call 1300 930 880 or send a message for a quote today.