Again and again, all kinds of blockages occur in the home that can no longer be treated with conventional means, such as the plunger or household remedies. The only remedy for stubborn blockages is then usually drain cleaning cables. You can purchase drain cleaning cables for do-it-yourself use or as professional accessories. Depending on the use for which you need them, you should look for either entry-level equipment or professional drain cables, for example for your company. drain cleaning cables are used when the blockage in a drain cannot be reached without auxiliary means. The tool consists of several components. One is the metal spiral, which is inserted into the drain, and the other is a handle, on which the drain cable is set in motion. The handle is firmly connected to the drain cable, or via a coupling. On many of these devices, a piece of tubular film is usually still wrapped around the drain cable, so that turning it is easier to handle and it fits better in the hand. Professional drain cleaning cables are driven by drain cleaning machine. They are equipped with couplings in T-Nut or square form, with which different numbers of sections can be connected together, depending on the required length.
Drain cleaning cables for various applications
A distinction is made between three types of drain cleaning cables:
- Manual drain cleaning cables: These usually consist of a twisted, flexible, long metal wire or a metal spiral and a handle for turning. In addition, different versions are available in width and length. The smallest sizes of a manual drain cleaning machine start at 1.5 m length and go up to 15 m length.
- drain cleaning cables in a drum: The more professional and easier way to unclog pipes is with drain cleaning cables integrated in a drum. The drum makes the drain cable easier to turn. Another advantage of this device is, if there is a corresponding connection, so that a cordless screwdriver can be connected to it. This makes the application even easier than with a manually operated drain cleaning machine.
- Professional drain cleaning machine: drain cables driven by larger machines are suitable for professional use. The drain cleaning cables are connected to the machines and electrically operated.
In the ROKA online shop there are various drain cleaning cables from well-known manufacturers, which we will introduce to you in the following.
Drain cables from ROWO
The ROWO cables are mainly used in the sanitary area for pipe cleaning and quickly remove any blockage. They are ideal for working with the ROWO drain cleaning machine R550, R600, R650 and R750. Of course they are fully compatible with the ROTHENBERGER® drain cleaning cables with red ring. Furthermore, they can be used with all T-Nut systems such as REMS®, RIDGID®, RIS®, VIRAX® and rak® without any problems. Any tool with T-Nut can be coupled. With this drain cable, any clogged pipe is immediately released. The drain cleaning cables are available with or without black or red core and with different wire thicknesses.
Drain cables of rak
The drain cleaning cables from rak-system are primarily used in sewer cleaning and are ideal for use with the drain cleaning machine rak-39, rak-40 and rak-41. rak-system drain cleaning cables also feature the T-Nut system and are therefore compatible with ROWO and ROTHENBERGER drain cleaning machines. In combination with rak's proven tools, these drain cleaning cables quickly remove any kind of drain - and pipe blockage.
E&R spirals for Rioned & KaRo
Our E&R drain cleaning cables are an absolutely high-quality alternative for Rioned & KaRo drain cleaning machines. They are equipped with square coupling as used by KaRo and Rioned and are therefore 100% compatible with the original machines, drain cables and tools from Rioned & KaRo. Any blockage in the drain is cleaned in no time at all with our matching tools for Rioned & KaRo, so that the drain is clear again.
Drain cables for electrical drain cleaning tools and adapter magazines
In addition, you will find drain cables for manual pipe cleaning equipment from ROTHENBERGER, KaRo, REMS and E&R and many other manufacturers. The drain cables with 6mm, 8mm or 10mm diameter can be easily led into the drain of washbasin, shower, sink and bathtub. The use of drain cleaner is not necessary. The drain is cleaned much more effectively by the mechanical work of the drain cleaning cable.
Carefully insert the drain cable into the clogged drain. Careful use with the device is particularly important, otherwise you could damage the pipe. If the drain cable is in the drain, it should be worked with very low pressure at best. The various drain cables of the manufacturers have been designed so that by exerting a small amount of pressure, you can slowly and effectively fight your way through the permanent rotation to the blockage. When the device reaches the area to be fought, it bores through the mass responsible for the blockage.
If you notice that the drain cable cannot be turned any further, it may be stuck. However, this should not be a problem. In this case you can try to turn the drain cable simply in the opposite direction and you should be able to continue. However, if it should happen that the drain cable cannot be turned any further, even in the opposite direction, or if it gets stuck again and again, then remove the appliance completely from the drain. It can happen that stubborn dirt sticks to the metal spiral and this must be removed to continue working.
Once the pipe is free of the blockage after use, it can be easily pulled out. All you have to do then is clean it and rinse the freed pipe vigorously with water so that the dirt residues disappear into the sewerage system.
Quality promise for our drain cables
Each offered drain cable is a quality product made of high-grade spring steel wire according to EN 10270-1 / DIN 17233 grade C. It thus demonstrates the reliability and robustness required for professional pipe cleaning. Their surface is insensitive to many external influences to which they are exposed. At the same time, the drain cleaning cables have the necessary stiffness and flexibility for demanding applications in angled pipes. This removes any pipe blockage in the twinkling of an eye.