Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Municipal Inspection System

Posted by Noor Al-Muhaifeed on Dec 4, 2018 7:58:00 AM

If you’re responsible for sewer and manhole inspection for a small town or a rural community, it’s likely that you don’t have the same budget or resources as larger municipalities. You might think the only way to get inspection capability is through expensive equipment. However, if you know which factors to look for, inspection capability doesn’t have to be a budget breaker—in fact, compared to hiring an inspection contractor, it can save your town money in the long run. Consider the following factors when evaluating your options.

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Topics: Inspection System, Resources

Business Series: Website Design Basics for Plumbers and Drain Cleaners

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Nov 27, 2018 4:57:44 PM

Your website creates the first impression many customers will have of your business. Thankfully, designing an attractive and professional website is easier than ever, and following a few simple rules can keep your site looking neat, put together, and approachable. This article is second in a two part series. Check out Developing Your Business Website for tips and tricks on how to start building your website and the information you should include.

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Topics: Resources, Business Series

Taking Advantage of Section 179

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Nov 6, 2018 4:16:35 PM

The year is nearing its end. Have you taken advantage of the tax breaks available to plumbers and drain cleaners?

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Topics: Business Series, The Drain Business

The Drain Game: Cleanouts Edition

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Oct 30, 2018 1:49:39 PM
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Topics: Quiz

Business Series: Developing a Plumbing Website

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Oct 23, 2018 1:59:35 PM

Not too long ago, people relied on word of mouth or the phone book to find a plumber or drain cleaner. Now, customers are more likely to search online. If you don’t have a website, you may be overlooked. In fact, research shows six out of ten consumers expect businesses to have an online presence, and more than half of these consumers head straight to a company’s website when they want information.

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Topics: Business Series, The Drain Business

The Future of Plumbing and Drain Cleaning

Posted by Katie Breeden on Oct 9, 2018 11:57:20 AM

The young people aging into the workforce are causing quite a stir. Commentators love to write off Generation Y, or millennials, (born approximately 1980 through the mid-1990s) and Generation Z (born roughly between 1996 and 2013) as unreliable and lazy. But while there are a few bad apples in any group, it’s not a label that should be applied to entire generations.

These traits can be found in people from every generation! Millennials' length of time at a job is no shorter than Gen X-ers when they were entering the workforce, according to a Pew Research study. The tendency to "job-hop" is not a problem with the people born during a certain decade: it’s an age-group flaw. But it is true that these up-and-coming generations are changing the workforce. For the trade industry, these changes can be jarring.

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How to Winterize Your Jetter

Posted by MyTana on Oct 2, 2018 1:51:06 PM

How you care for your equipment changes throughout the year. Your equipment faces a range of weather conditions, from blazing sun to subzero temperatures. Depending on where you live, you might even see both of these extremes within a calendar year! As the Northern Hemisphere heads into autumn, it’s time to start preparing for cold weather conditions.

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Topics: Jetter, Resources

Cable Machine Blades and Attachments Guide

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Sep 21, 2018 11:09:01 AM

To do a job right, you need the right tools. When it comes to cable machines, the appropriate blade type and proper application are essential to success. Before unclogging a drain, inspect both the blockage and the line to figure out which attachments will be best. The pipe diameter determines the cable size you should use, which end tools will work, and how the end tools attach.

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Topics: Problem-solving, Resources

Invoicing For Success

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Sep 7, 2018 3:42:22 PM

Did you know the average small business waits 21 days to get paid? Or that the average small business has only 27 days worth of cash reserves on hand? These stats are jarring because cash flow problems can have major ramifications for your plumbing and drain cleaning business. Healthy cash flow is important to survival, and it requires more than the right amounts of money coming in and out; you have to take timing into account, too. Getting paid on time and in full is key to the success of your business.

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Topics: Business Series, The Drain Business

Have You Played The Drain Game Yet?

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Aug 30, 2018 2:26:34 PM
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Topics: Resources, Quiz

About MyTana

MyTana is a full-service manufacturer of drain cleaning and inspection equipment, including cable machines, drain jetters and plumber cameras. The company also offers cables, blades, nozzles and other accessories for plumbers and drain cleaners. By selling direct, MyTana is able to maintain competitive pricing while offering a high level of personalized service and support. MyTana equipment is factory-direct and American made.

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