Cleaning Sewer Pipes with Milling Machines

If you have a clogged drain or suspect that there are issues with the sewer pipes at your home or commercial business, the problem can often be resolved with a pipe cleaning. At EcoClean, we have a few different methods we employ to clean out food scraps, grease, scale and other debris that has accumulated in your sewer lines over time, including using milling machines.

Picote Maxi-Miller

One milling machine we like to use to clean out a clogged drain is made by Picote, a company that manufactures pipe cleaning and rehabilitation equipment. Picote offers a variety of high-speed draining cleaning equipment that can quickly and efficiently clean pipes made of cast iron, concrete, clay or PVC. At EcoClean, we like to use Picote’s Maxi-Miller to clean out the most scaled lines.  

The Maxi-Miller allows our technicians to descale pipes, remove blockages and clean sewer pipes. It’s durable, resistant to abrasions and chemicals, and has a high continuous service temperature. Grinding chains located on the cleaner rotate at high speeds, cleaning the interior of the pipes while also breaking up any blockages the Maxi-Miller encounters. One aspect of the Maxi-Miller we’ve found particularly useful is the fact that it can even navigate pipes with multiple 90-degree bends, allowing us to break up even hard-to-reach clogs that a drain snake might not be able to tackle.

​RIDGID FlexShaftTM Drain Cleaning Machines

Another milling machine we use at EcoClean is the FlexShaft by tool manufacturer RIDGID. With this lightweight machine, we’re able to clean both commercial and residential pipes using the FlexShaft as it features chain knockers that allow the machine to expand to fit the exact size of the pipe, cleaning the interior and eradicating any debris or stubborn clogs it encounters along the way. 

There are also a variety of accessories that can be used with the FlexShaft depending on what issue we are trying to tackle, such as:

  • Grease
  • Soft blockages
  • Scale
  • Sludge
  • Tree roots

The FlexShaft is portable and maneuverable, making it easy for us to use even in tight spaces with limited room. When the material is too heavy for the FlexShaft, the Maxi-Miller will get the job done! With the Maxi-Miller we can even remove concrete and failed liners from drain lines.

Cleaning, Descaling and Declogging 

If you have a clogged drain or slow-draining sink, shower or toilet, call EcoClean. Though the use of milling machines, we will be able to get your drain and pipes back to normal with a thorough cleaning to remove scale, debris, grease, tree roots and clogs.