We are still permitted to operate. Plumbing, heating and gas are covered as key workers and therefore are deemed as an essential service. We have already been taking precautions to ensure we minimise risk to our work force and to all customers, and we will continue to ensure we do everything we can to stay safe.Read More
If you smell a noxious sewer-like odor inside your home, chances are it is sewer gas escaping from the drainage system.Read More
Sure, summer is when festival season kicks to high gear. But, festival fun doesn’t stop during winter in Vermont.
We sure know how to celebrate the allure of winter. Here are just some of the best winter festivals to look out for in Vermont.
Chestnuts roasting on open fires, sleigh bells, softly muted by the snowdrifts, ringing through the air and Vermont villages bathed in white snow – does it get cozier than that? Vermont’s winter festivals, with live music, food, drink, and good cheer, are among the best ways to take in the snowy holiday season. Winter festivals continue long after the holiday lights have come down; we’ve put together a roundup of the state’s best winter festivities.
There’s an age-old debate among drain cleaning professionals on which method of cleaning is better: Drum machines or sectional machines.
In the end, they are both effective, with their own advantages as well as tradeoffs. It is best to be well-versed in both, as you may find one job is best for a drum machine and the next job is better suited for a sectional machine.
This is a rundown on sectional machines. Read on if you’re in need of a refresher about the basics or are looking for information to pass along to someone just entering the field.
The general concept of sectional drain cleaning machines is the same across the board — sections of cable, typically of 7 1/2- or 15-foot lengths, are coupled together one at a time and fed down a pipe to scour the inside as they spin. It allows the user to take only the necessary amount of cable to a job site. This differs from drum machines, where the entire 100 feet plus of cable is stored on the machine and must be brought to every job. Carrying only what you need can obviously ease the burden of transporting equipment.
In addition to improved portability, the shorter sections minimize the effect of a broken cable. If a sectional cable kinks or breaks, you are out that section of cable — again, typically 7-1/2 or 15 feet — as opposed to an entire 100 feet or more of cable. And because sectional machines operate with low torque, the cables don’t need to be wound as tightly as drum cables, which allows for a more open, flexible wind and less weight.
All sectional machines operate at a higher speed than their drum counterparts, typically in the 400 to 700 rpm range. To create rotation, sectional machines feature a hand-operated clutch that causes a set of jaws to clamp down on the cable when engaged. When the clutch is released, rotation of the cable stops immediately. This element of control on the cable is a top feature for sectional machine advocates.
Within the sectional machine market, the primary difference lies in the capacity of the machine.
Different types of sectional machines will have different capacities in terms of the sizes of drains they can clean. This is a result of both clutch jaw sizes and motor power, which must work in conjunction. A large capacity set of jaws doesn’t do any good if there is a weak motor to power the unit. Likewise, having an overly powerful motor for smaller cable sizes can increase the risk of damaging the cable.
You do not always require customized drain cleaning tools to take care of clogs. Draining pipes the grease from hamburger meat, in the sink can make a buildup. The very first type of drain cleaning is making use of large trucks to acquire all the dirt from the drain so that it operates in the correct method. Read More
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Have you noticed it is taking a longer period of time for your sink’s water to go down the drain? Have you been experiencing blockages in your pipes that don’t go away no matter how many times you use the plunger? Read More
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In many situations, issues with drains can wait a reasonable amount of time to be fixed. With some of the simpler problems, you might even be able to resolve the issue on your own. But what happens when a malfunctioning drain has the potential to damage the home or it is causing a significant disruption to your life? Read More