What is Electro-mechanical cleaning (EMC)?
Electro-mechanical cleaning is the process of using a motorised tool to rotate a cable or spring which is stored on a drum within the tool. The operator feeds the cable into the pipe that is blocked and uses the tool to rotate the cable within the pipe. This has the effect of breaking up any material which has accumulated in the pipe which is largely removed on the cable and the remainder flushed harmlessly away into the drainage system. The cables are flexible and will pass around several bends easily. Larger machines with larger cables are available for a variety of pipe sizes from plastic kitchen pipes to underground drains.
When to use Electro-mechanical cleaning
It is an everyday fact that pipes and drains block up and not necessarily due to abuse, although fats, grease and items such as wipes can play a part.
Sometimes the drain will be damaged and need to be repaired, or have reached the end of its life, although most times clearance with the most appropriate technique will offer a long term solution.
One thing is certain, nobody wants blocked drains or pipes and this is where Metro Rod can help.
Finding the best solution
Our engineers will attend site and make a brief assessment of the problem, they will then be able to offer you the best technique to clear your blockage quickly and efficiently.
We pride ourselves in complete customer satisfaction. Our engineers will want to offer you the most cost effective solution to offer complete satisfaction and ensure that the problem is resolved first time.
We will carry out functional tests on the drain once it is unblocked to give confidence that you are not calling them again next week for the same problem.
In the event that there is a structural issue with the drain, our vans are equipped with CCTV equipment so that we can examine the defect and make a proposal for the most cost effective solution.
Our engineers are amongst the most highly trained in the country and are also CRB/DBS checked as standard and carry relevant ID cards, so you can be sure that you and your customers and staff are in safe hands.
All engineers undergo rigorous training and complete the nationally recognised certifications, including: National Road and Street Works, Confined Spaces Works, Asbestos Awareness and Basic Food Hygiene. We take training and the skill of our engineers very seriously, so that we can offer the very best service to you.
We also take the level of equipment that we carry on our fully equipped vans very seriously. Every Metro Rod van has small and large Electro-Mechanical Machines to release blocked pipes and drains.