Plumbers and drain cleaners are no strangers to corrosion. In fact, they deal with corrosion and its effects on household and commercial plumbing day-in and day-out. Corrosion is one of the most costly sources of infrastructure and equipment damage in the world. In 2007, the Federal Highway Administration reported to Congress that corrosion cost the United States $442 billion annually. For the average homeowner though, corrosion is rarely the biggest maintenance concern, but it can make a big impact on the safety and livability of a house and its plumbing. As plumbers it is our responsibility to decipher the type of corrosion our clients are dealing with and help them combat any issues that it can cause before it becomes a visible problem.
Push cameras can cost a pretty penny. So when you shell out that much for a piece of equipment, you should protect it. Our camera maintenance video shows tips for protecting your machine and how to take care of it before jobs.
Being a plumber or drain cleaner means being mobile. From switching between cleaning, jetting or inspecting tasks to traveling from job site to job site, this profession depends on your mobility, so your equipment should support being on the go. You can’t do your job without your equipment, and you can’t use your equipment if you can’t get it out of your truck. Staying injury free also plays a large role in keeping you going, so portability considerations help you make obstacles easier on yourself and on your equipment.
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.
Don’t miss MyTana at WWETT, show booth 2432 in Indianapolis, February 22-24. Test drive our cable machines, from the compact M500 Mini Workhorse (for bathtubs, urinals and sinks) to The Big Main, with more than 400 feet of reach. And, be sure to check out our drain jetters and video inspection systems.
Choosing the right plumber camera can have major consequences for your productivity and profitability. We encourage customers to begin every purchase by asking:
- What size pipe will you be inspecting most often?
- Where do you commonly inspect?
- What display size do you want?