Purchasing an inspection camera can be one of your most important investments in the drain cleaning industry. Having the right camera in your toolset can boost your efficiency, productivity and ultimately, your profitability. If you are considering a push-cam, you want to make sure your investment is the right one, especially when you’re a self-employed professional. In addition to setting a realistic budget based on your business needs, you’ll want to consider three main areas: what your typical job site looks like (residential vs. commercial, etc.); what features are important to you, including video and display size; and the types and sizes of pipes you’ll normally be inspecting.
At MyTana, we’re passionate about designing and building equipment that stands up to the harsh conditions of sewer environments. However, the electronic nature of inspection systems calls for special care that other drain tools don’t require. With appropriate use and regular care, your camera will serve you for years to come. In fact, technology upgrades may be the only reason you need to invest in a new system.
Like other industries, the drain cleaning industry has felt the pinch of the multi-year COVID-19 pandemic. As members of an essential industry, drain cleaning professionals have continued to show up every day and push forward despite unthinkable challenges. On the employment end, the Great Resignation affected all industries, leaving small businesses understaffed.
Investing in a quality jetter: a brief guide
Many dream of owning a business. Being your own boss and in control of your time means you are in charge of your work/life balance. Though it does also mean you’ll need to oversee additional business aspects like marketing and accounting, the tradeoff can be significant. You’ll get to keep working directly with clients, and you’ll be able to invest in the tools you want.
Amazingly, we’re already speeding toward the end of quarter one of 2022. After a rollercoaster two years, 2022 may be the one where the pandemic ends, and we move into “what’s next.” Though drain cleaning professionals have generally avoided some of the major downturns in work that other industries have experienced, the stress of 24 months of uncertainty have certainly still been felt. When setting your 2022 business goals, you may have been apprehensive about writing down anything “too lofty;” or perhaps you were the exact opposite, and decided to lean into the unknown and go all in. Either way, the end of Q1 offers a good opportunity to check in: are you on track to your goals?
The days of homeowners opening the phonebook and flipping through the yellow pages to find a plumber are long gone. The Covid-19 era proved that the drain professionals of today need to be active on social media to keep their businesses thriving as much of the world moved permanently online. While a plumber certainly can’t work from home, meeting potential customers where they are is more important than ever. Social media is a powerful form of word of mouth, and there is ample opportunity for today’s plumbers and drain cleaners to use social media marketing – without taking too much time or breaking the bank.
MyTana returned to Indianapolis last week for the 2019 WWETT Show, the world's largest annual trade show for wastewater and environmental service professionals. We want to thank everyone who stopped by; we couldn't have done it without you!
This year was a great one with two new products on display:
Drain lines come in a variety of sizes, so many plumbers and drain cleaners find themselves changing reels midday or even mid-job. While some manufacturers attach reels with brackets and screws, MyTana cable machines all come with quick-change drive springs. Following the steps below, you can change your reel without any tools in under two minutes.
MyTana returns to Indianapolis February 21-23 for the WWETT Show, the world's largest annual trade show for wastewater and environmental service professionals. Visit MyTana at Booth 5124 to test drive our family of drain cleaning and inspection equipment, which includes cable machines, drain jetters, plumber cameras and locators. We’ll also be showcasing our full selection of replacement cables, blades, nozzles and other accessories that fit all major manufacturer brands.
Products on display include:
From sink to sewer lateral, it’s your job to identify issues, clear obstructions and repair defects in all the interconnected piping that feeds into municipal sewers. That’s a lot of pipes of different sizes to service and, as a plumbing or drain cleaning professional, you’ve probably encountered everything you can imagine–from the usual suspects like grease and hair to the more obscure like toys or utensils.