Bendy drain rods are a must if you have an awkwardly shaped pipe system, featuring tight turns, bends, interceptors and the like. If you buy one of the standard sets of drainage rods, they are only going to get blocked themselves when attempting to navigate around corners. So what should you be looking for?
While polypropylene is undoubtedly one of the most popular options for those looking to buy drain rods, you should actually consider nylon when dealing with tight bends and small diameter flutes. This is because nylon is a very flexible material, and the vast majority of drain rods made from nylon are narrow, with a diameter of around 12mm. You should also consider looking for Lockfast rods when dealing with bends, as these are rods that have a secure joint, meaning they cannot snap or fall apart while in the drain. They can also be rotated in either direction, which makes life a lot easier and means you don’t have to worry about accidentally unscrewing the joint. If you opt for a universal drain rod set, you will need to ensure you only ever rotate the rod in a clockwise direction. You should also make sure you read reviews before purchasing to see if anyone in your position has had issues with the rods in question, or if they were satisfied with how they navigated bends. This is the best way to get an honest assessment of the product.
Baileys Flexible Nylon Trigger Lock Rods:-
1m long x 12mm diameter, bends to 180°, flexible enough for tight bends & turns, can be turned left or right, fits the all new trigger lock nylon brush range.