Obstructed pipes are often the cause of many common plumbing problems in homes and businesses. No matter how careful you are with your pipes, age and environmental factors can impact the flow of your system. At The Pipeshark, we provide top-of-the-line drain cleaning services you can trust, such as flex-shafts with de-scaling attachments in the Philadelphia, PA area. Flex-shafts are a modern way of cleaning out stubborn clogs and cleaning pipes without harmful chemicals. It can be combined with a variety of trenchless pipe repairs to effectively fix your pipes without digging trenches.
We proudly serve the following areas:
- Philadelphia, PA suburbs
- Bryn Mawr, PA
- West Chester, PA
- Paoli, PA
- Ardmore, PA
- Berwyn, PA
- Devon, PA
- Harrisburg, PA
- Hershey, PA
- Lancaster, PA
- Lower Merion Township, PA
- Pottstown, PA
- Reading, PA
- Villanova, PA
- Wayne, PA
What is a flex-shaft?
Before sewer cameras were invented, whatever method that was used to clean a pipe — cables or hydro jetting –was done blind. The operator kept running the equipment up and down the line figuring that he would eventually clear everything. Sewer cameras allowed a plumber to check the pipe after the cleaning attempt was made to see what still needed work. When a plumber in Michigan invented a flex-shaft cleaner it allowed him to watch the cleaning in process. He could move the cleaning head exactly to where it was needed and avoid possibly damaging the pipe where no cleaning was needed. We use flex shafts both for cleaning and de-scaling.
WHEN IS CAMERA-DIRECTED PIPE CLEANING NEEDED?
Some clogs cannot be removed by simply using a plunger, even if you’re working with the best plumber in Philadelphia, PA. Obstructions can be caused by mineral buildup, food waste, excessive paper products, or other materials that cling to your pipes and require professional-grade equipment to clear. Tree roots are often the culprit in heavily wooded areas. They will grow toward sources of water and nutrients, working their way into your pipes through a tiny crack or hole.
When your approach isn’t working, it’s time to call the professionals. Other DIY methods of unclogging drains can even cause more damage to your pipes, ultimately increasing the cost of repairs. Let The Pipeshark fix your clogged drains with camera- aided flex shaft equipment and get to the heart of the problem.
ADVANTAGES OF CAMERA-AIDED FLEX SHAFTS
Professional drain cleaning using camera-aided flex shaft technology is one of the best ways to maintain the good flow throughout your drainage system. Residential and commercial properties can benefit from the versatile procedure that is effective on an array of sizes and types of pipes.
Especially with issues like roots, a camera-guided cleaning is very effective. The cutting action is 100% focused on where the problem is.
TRUST THE PIPESHARK WITH ALL YOUR DRAIN CLEANING NEEDS
If you’re looking for a pipe lining company in Philadelphia, PA that you can trust, look no further than our team. The Pipeshark combines three generations and nearly a century of experience with the conveniences of modern technology to bring high-quality plumbing repairs to Philadelphia and the surrounding area. You can feel confident in the superior service and expertise provided by our professional technicians. If you experience slow draining fixtures or other symptoms of a clog, camera-aided flex shaft cleaning is a safe and effective solution. Contact us today or fill out our online form to get started with professional drain cleaning services or to set up a preventive maintenance plan.