The global drain cleaning equipment market size was valued at USD 1.8 Billion in 2022 and is likely to reach USD 2.9 Billion by 2031, expanding at a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period,2023–2031. The market growth is attributed to the high demand for drain maintenance equipment owing to increasing residential and commercial buildings and the popularity of DIY cleaning tools.
Increasing demand for innovative cleaning equipment from the municipal sector to remove the drainages, and clean blocked drains quickly is likely to drive the market. Several municipal offices globally are focusing on adopting advanced technology-integrated equipment, due to benefits such as tensile strength, mechanical desludging, and scale of flexibility & removal. In addition, the increasing popularity of do-it-yourself (DIY) tools for residential maintenance as compared to professional end-users is expected to drive the drain cleaning equipment market.
In May 2023, RIGID, a subsidiary of Emerson Electric Co. launched the K9-12 FlexShaft Drain Cleaning Machine. It provides wall-to-wall pipe cleaning power with incredible speed. This machine is the smallest and perfect option for residential use, eliminating the need to open the same household drain lines every other time.
Several individuals are happy to spend more for a luxurious life and to maintain their standard of living, which fuels the demand for professional cleaning services from urban households. The rise of the cleaning service industry worldwide is likely to increase demand for various drain cleaning equipment. Cleaning services are an efficient medium for keeping homes clean in urban areas due to the busy lifestyle of individuals. This is expected to fuel the drain cleaning equipment market in the coming years.
The market report finds that the COVID-19 pandemic hampered the drain cleaning equipment market, due to the disruptions of supply chain operations and strict regulations imposed by the various governments worldwide. During the pandemic, the sales of equipment and machinery have been affected which slowed the growth of the market. However, the demand for drain cleaning equipment is increasing with the normalization of the pandemic scenario, owing to the growing need for effective and efficient drain cleaning solutions, which is expected to fuel the market.
Artificial Intelligence Impact on Drain Cleaning Equipment Market.
Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is anticipated to boost the drain cleaning equipment market during the forecast period. AI streamlines the pipe examination process by ML algorithms with computer vision to identify and classify drain defects that are precursors to problems that cause backups, overflows, and collapses.
AI-powered cleaning tools capture codes for structural defects such as breaks, fractures, cracks, and holes, O&M (deposits and roots), and construction features such as taps. The AI processes both vertical and longitudinal views, which delivers a more complete analysis and makes it less likely that defects and other observations are miscoded or missed. It can also understand whether the camera is in a manhole or a pipe.
In January 2021, SAMSUNG introduced innovative new home appliances that can aid in automating daily tasks. The new JetBot 90 AI+ includes smart technologies that improve its cleaning route and interact with its environment. It is the world’s first AI-integrated smart robotic vacuum, which gives the surfaces an amazing clean with minimum effort.
Drain Cleaning Equipment Market Dynamics
Increasing residential and commercial construction activities drive the demand for various maintenance equipment, which is expected to boost the drain cleaning equipment market. The rising young adult population has further fueled the construction of residential complexes in many worldwide developing cities and towns. Factors such as an increase in the construction of commercial, residential, retail, and hospitality units are fueling the growth of the real estate industry.
As a result, the need to keep drains clean in these buildings and premises consistently is anticipated to fuel the use of cleaning equipment. In addition, maintaining and cleaning drainage systems in densely populated cities has driven demand for cleaning equipment from local governing bodies, thereby, further fueling the market.
High cost of power drain cleaning equipment is expected to restrain the market in the coming years. Traditional tools, such as augers and plungers, are widely used in home applications. These conventional devices cost low, but their use is limited to small applications.
While advanced drain cleaning power equipment such as sink machines, water jetters, sectional machines, and drum machines are capable of a wide variety of operating conditions and are easy to use, their adoption in the residential sector has been limited owing, to their high cost. Thus, the high price of drain cleaning equipment is anticipated to hinder the growth of the global drain cleaning equipment market.
Increasing demand for trenchless drain cleaning solutions is expected to create lucrative opportunities for the market players. The trenchless pipe restoration process is a no-excavation solution that utilizes the existing pipe structure and the widespread dig is no longer required. Trenchless technology is simple to use as it is unnecessary to create a hole or trench in the ground to reach the problematic pipe.
In September 2022, RIGID, part of Emerson Electric Co., introduced an all-inclusive, start-to-finish solution for simpler and faster trenchless repairs. The RIGID Pipe Patching System is a highly versatile system on the market, which offers several repairs with fewer equipment and materials. With the inclusion of a durable fiberglass patch, this system is ideal for fixing small sections of broken pipe in commercial, residential, and industrial settings.
Scope of Drain Cleaning Equipment Market Report
The market report includes an assessment of the market trends, market segments, and regional markets. Overview and dynamics have also been included in the report.
Drain Cleaning Equipment Market - Global Industry Analysis, Growth, Share, Size, Trends, and Forecast
Type (Hand Tools, Sectional Machines, Jetters, Sink Machines, Locating Equipment, and Others), Distribution Channel (Online, Distributor, and Retail), Pipe Size (Less Than 3 Inch, 4 to 8 Inch, 9 to 11 Inch, and Above 12 Inch), and End-user (Commercial, Residential, Municipal, and Industrial)
Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa
Company Share, Market Analysis and Size, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Market Trends, and Revenue Forecast
Key Players Covered in the Report
DURACABLE; Gorlitz Sewer & Drain, Inc.; General Wire Spring Co.; Electric Eel Manufacturing; Spartan Tool; ROTHENBERGER Werkzeuge GmbH; Goodway Technologies Corp.; GT Water Products Inc.; AUSSIE PUMPS; and Nilfisk Group
Drain Cleaning Equipment Market Segment Insights
Type Segment Analysis
Based on type, the drain cleaning equipment market is divided into hand tools, sectional machines, jetters, sink machines, locating equipment, and others. The jetters segment is expected to expand at a significant pace during the projection period, due to their superior cleaning abilities as compared to traditional drain cleaning methods.
Jetters' high-pressure water jetting technology allows them to blast away even the toughest blockages in drains, sewer lines, and other plumbing systems. One of the major factors driving the growth of the drain cleaning equipment market is the growing demand for efficient and effective solutions – cleaning of drain and sewer systems.
Distribution Channel Segment Analysis
On the basis of distribution channel, the global market is segregated into online, distributor, and retail. The online segment is projected to register a considerable CAGR during the forecast period, as it is easy to purchase. Increasing popularity of e-commerce platforms and online marketplaces has made it easier for customers to purchase equipment from the comfort of their offices and homes.
Convenience enabled by online shopping platforms has supported a considerable increase in sales of drain cleaning equipment. The wider product selection available to customers is expected to further boost the segment in the market.
Pipe Size Segment Analysis
In terms of pipe size, the drain cleaning equipment market is segmented into less than 3 inch, 4 to 8 inch, 9 to 11 inch, and above 12 inch. The 4to 8 inch segment is expected to register a robust growth rate during the forecast period. As cities and urban areas expand, so does the demand for infrastructure such as water and sewer systems.
These systems typically include pipes and drains of various sizes, with the 4 to 8 inch diameter range being the most common. Therefore, there is a growing need for drain cleaning devices that can effectively clean pipes and drains in this diameter range.
End-user Segment Analysis
Based on end-users, the global market is segmented into commercial, residential, municipal, and industrial. The municipal segment is expected to hold a key share of the market in the coming years, due to the increase in municipal corporations across worldwide countries.
Several municipalities have increasingly invested in the purchase and deployment of water utility management systems to expand city cleaning and maintenance operations. In addition, municipal operations include drain cleaning of pipes of any diameter, which is expected to drive the demand for this segment in the market.
The commercial segment is anticipated to account for a significant market share in the coming years, owing to the high demand for drain cleaning services in commercial facilities. Commercial buildings such as hotels, restaurants, hospitals, and office buildings have many drain and sewer systems that require regular maintenance and cleaning to ensure efficient operation and prevent costly blockages and backups.
In addition, many commercial establishments must adhere to strict regulations and standards for health and safety, including maintaining clean and hygienic drain and sewer systems. This has increased the demand for professional drain cleaning services, thereby increasing the need for drain cleaning equipment in the commercial sector.
In terms of region, the global drain cleaning equipment market is classified as Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. North America is expected to dominate the market during the projection period, due to the increasing government support and investments in the field of development and implementation of cleaning equipment.
The regional market growth is further attributed to the increasing number of commercial, residential, and hotel unit buildings. Increasing need to maintain and clean drainage systems in densely populated countries such as the US further propels the market.
The market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at a rapid pace in the coming years, owing to the increasing construction activities, rapidly growing population, and increasing infrastructure facilities. Significant expenditure in the field of drain cleaning, wastewater treatment, and sewer operation and maintenance in countries such as India and China is projected to boost the market in the region. The rise of the professional cleaning service industry in cities and towns of this region is likely to support the growth of the market.
The global drain cleaning equipment market has been segmented on the basis of
- Hand Tools
- Sectional Machines
- Sink Machines
- Locating Equipment
- Less Than 3 Inch
- 4 to 8 Inch
- 9 to 11 Inch
- Above 12 Inch
- Asia Pacific
- North America
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- Gorlitz Sewer & Drain, Inc.
- General Wire Spring Co.
- Electric Eel Manufacturing
- Spartan Tool
- ROTHENBERGER Werkzeuge GmbH
- Goodway Technologies Corp.
- GT Water Products Inc.
- AUSSIE PUMPS
- Nilfisk Group
Key players competing in the global drain cleaning equipment market are DURACABLE; Gorlitz Sewer & Drain, Inc.; General Wire Spring Co.; Electric Eel Manufacturing; Spartan Tool; ROTHENBERGER Werkzeuge GmbH; Goodway Technologies Corp.; GT Water Products Inc.; AUSSIE PUMPS; and Nilfisk Group
These key players adopt various strategies including mergers, acquisitions, collaboration, partnerships, product launches, and production expansion to expand their consumer base globally.
In February 2023, Flowplant Group Ltd, launched new drain cleaning accessories offerings, which include several new lines that aid in increasing productivity, efficiency, and safe drain jetting. The new draining cleaning accessories by the company are Aquaspin, a safety leader hose, mini jet kits, tiger tails, and a P&A gun spinning nozzle.
In March 2022, Gooway Technologies acquired Domain, SRL, a premier manufacturer of dry industrial steam cleaning systems for industrial and commercial applications. Dry cleaning systems are used all over the world to deliver powerful sanitation and cleaning performing across several industrial and commercial applications.