Regardless of the setting, whether it is a home, a restaurant or a business premise, one thing is known for sure, every drainage system needs occasional maintenance.
Some homeowners tackle slow-flowing drains by using chemicals to kill blockages. Short term, chemicals are a health, environmental and safety hazard; long term, this practice could damage the drains considerably. At some point in time, thorough cleaning of these drains becomes a must.
Ridgid’s FlexShaft Machines bring real added value to all professional drain cleaners. The primary advantage of the small FlexShaft machines is portability. K9-102 weighs 11 kg, while K9-204 weighs 17 kg, so they are easy to carry around anywhere. They are powered by a widely used 18 V battery-powered drills, so there is no need to deal with power cords.
The latest addition to the FlexShaft range is the K9-306 machine. It is less playing in the portability field, but more playing in the power field, it weighs around 72 kg. K9-306 is a heavy-duty machine equipped with an internal universal motor powered with I-Clutch™ technology.
RIDGID has a wide chain knocker and brush offering for different types of blockages and pipe material. Smooth chains can be used for soft blockages; carbide tipped chains are much more aggressive and the penetrating head and carbide tipped chains are perfect to break apart the heaviest built-ups.
FlexShaft can also be combined with brush add-ons. They can be used as a cleaning action after a chain knocker cycle or simply as a cleaning tool in the more fragile pipe types.
It is clear that FlexShaft machines are a light, powerful, clean, and effective new method to clean drains in a multitude of situations and it can serve as an excellent additional tool in multiple drain cleaning applications.