Commands

Other Cleaning Methods: Rodding and Balling

Photo gallery

Other pipe cleaning methods and tools are needed under certain circumstances, depending on pipe location or condition.

Why is rodding and balling necessary?

When hydraulic (pressurized water) and vacuum methods are not sufficient to do the job, sometimes rodding and balling is used to clean our main line sewer pipes and lower laterals.

How does rodding and balling clean pipes?

Rodding uses a device that has blades that rotate, breaking up grease deposits, cutting roots, and loosening debris. Balling uses a threaded rubber cleaning ball that spins and scrubs the inside of the pipe, removing deposits of settled inorganic material and grease build-up.

4th column footer link

Site Issues & Accessibility

SASD is committed to to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. If you are having trouble accessing information on this site, or if you would like to bring a site issue to our attention, please send us a message.

PDF files: PDF files on this site require Adobe Acrobat Reader, available as a free download.