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Blocked Drains Beware! Here Comes FlexShaft® To The Rescue!💪

23 September, 2020

It’s been almost 2 years since a RIDGID® FlexShaft® machine first entered a drain, made its way to the blockage and successfully cleared it. To be honest, this is a milestone hard to forget. Ever since, these amazing machines have been writing history together with thousands of professional drain cleaners around the world.

For maximum efficiency, the FlexShaft machines allow inspection cameras to remain in-pipe throughout the entire cleaning process. Therefore, you manage to inspect, clean and win, all at the same time. Exciting!

We discussed with five drain cleaning experts in the UK on how FlexShaft® machines saved the day.  Now, we are eager to share with their stories.


  1. A small service for the community, a huge step for humankind.

The Covid-19 pandemic put most of the children around Europe in online schooling. Luckily, September is here, schools reopened their doors and people try to get back to their old routine.

Before school started in Bromley, @flowtechservicesltd’s local area, he was called to clear the sanitising stations installed as special measurement against the virus. The job was quickly done with the help of a K9-102 FlexShaft® machine and everything was ready in time for the first day of school.


  1. Blockages? All cleared and left free-flowing. 🙌🏻

@mtdrains lives in Kent and offers drain services to local apartment buildings, pubs, coffee shops, commercial and residential buildings. Along with a RIDGID® SeeSnake® Compact 2 camera, he owns both the K9-102 and K9-204 FlexShaft® machines which are used almost every day. Blocked kitchen sinks, urinals, toilets, showers or sewage, scale, grease, toiletries or roots, you name it. There’s no job that can’t be solved by Mark in no time. 


  1. “The K9-204 FlexShaft® machine never ceases to amaze me.”

@drainclear247 covers the area of Edinburgh with 24- hours emergency call-out service, 7 days a week. Therefore, timing is crucial. With both the K9-102 and K9-204 FlexShaft® machines in the back of the van, they juggle from one job to another.

Recently, a blocked toilet in Falkirk was cleared by one of the @drainclear247 engineers in only 15 minutes with no other man’s help. The K9-204 went 10 m down and round the toilet and did its magic once again. 


  1. “Spinning chains and cleaning drains.”

This is @iunblockdrains’s motto. With more than 18 years experience in unblocking drains, John is proudly servicing the East Sussex and surrounding areas. From clogged sinks and showers, fresheners stuck in toilets, to blocked kitchen gullies and rainwater drains, he has seen and fixed it all. Now John always advises his customers to give up trying DIY unblocking solutions. A plunger, acid or different other chemicals won’t do the job, but a FlexShaft® machine and a professional engineer will.


  1. “Success and no mess.”

@robsmyplumber does gas, heating and plumbing works in Central London. A while ago, Rob wanted to also offer his customers professional drain cleaning services. According to him, better tools lead to better results and happier customer, so RIDGID® was the first brand he took into consideration for his drain cleaners’ purchase. Now both the K9-102 and K9-204 FlexShaft® machines are carried from one job to another in Rob’s cool cargo bike.


We could talk about FlexShaft® for days. But we think these stories made it very clear: once you have a drain cleaning expert coming to your house with a FlexShaft® machine at hand you say “Goodbye” to all drain issues and blocked pipes.