Jetters 101: Maintenance

Posted by MyTana on Oct 3, 2022 8:52:19 PM

Proper jetter maintenance may be one of the easily overlooked business items as a drain cleaning professional. In this blog, we’ll provide a look at specifics for the jetter models we offer here at MyTana.

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Topics: Insider, Jetter, Problem-solving, Pro Tip, Resources, Business Series, The Drain Business

Diagnosing Pressure Problems: First Steps

Posted by MyTana on Sep 11, 2022 8:23:00 PM

Basic troubleshooting can help solve some of the pressure issues that can afflict any jetter from time to time: low pressure, loss of pressure, or pressure spikes. These issues can be caused by a few different things, most of which have simple fixes. When something seems amiss with your jetter, here are three steps to start your diagnosis:

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Topics: Insider, Jetter, Problem-solving, Pro Tip, Resources

Winterizing Your Jetter

Posted by MyTana on Sep 8, 2022 8:29:00 PM

With cold temperatures on their way in, protect your jetter
from seasonal changes

How you care for your equipment somewhat changes throughout the year. As the Northern Hemisphere heads into fall and winter, it’s time to start preparing for cold-weather conditions. 

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Topics: Insider, Jetter, Pro Tip, Resources, The Drain Business

Extending the Life of Your Equipment

Posted by MyTana on Aug 23, 2022 3:45:00 PM

Protect your investment by properly caring for your tools

Drain cleaning is a tough job; you need equipment that works and is reliable. Regular cleaning and maintenance is the key to ensuring your equipment is ready to go when you need it. But too often, drain cleaners and plumbers let busy schedules get the best of them. Before you know it, you’ll have equipment that needs an expensive repair or even replaced.

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Topics: Insider, Problem-solving, Pro Tip, Resources

How to Change a MyTana Cable Reel

Posted by MyTana on Aug 15, 2022 8:22:00 AM

Drain lines come in a variety of sizes. 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 in under two minutes with only a hex key tool.

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Topics: Buyer's Guide, Pro Tip, Cable Machine, Resources

Jetter Components 101

Posted by Katie Breeden on Mar 14, 2019 5:36:42 PM

Jetters are an essential sewer and drain cleaning tool built to blast through soft obstructions like grease and sludge or melt through frozen lines. Each jetter consists of a motor, hose, pump and nozzle; and each attribute must be considered when purchasing a jetter. But none is more customizable than the jetter nozzle. Jetter nozzles are specialized to perform debris breaking and line clearing, and different designs all have individual advantages that impact price and use.

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Topics: Jetter, Pro Tip, Resources

Protect Your Investment: Inspection Camera Maintenance

Posted by Nicole Lygo on Jan 30, 2019 9:23:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Inspection System, Pro Tip, Resources

Mobility: Keeping Drain Cleaners and Plumbers On the Go

Posted by Katie Breeden on Jan 3, 2019 4:47:43 PM

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.

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Topics: Inspection System, Jetter, Problem-solving, Pro Tip, Cable Machine, Resources

The Art of Writing a Job Description

Posted by Katie Breeden on Aug 14, 2018 5:48:23 PM
Finding the words to describe a job isn’t easy. While there’s no way to include every little detail, it’s important to convey enough information for applicants to get a sense of role requirements and responsibilities. Without a clear, easy-to-read job description, everyone ends of wasting time. You’ll end up sifting through unqualified applicants, and candidates waste time applying to a job they don’t understand.

According to a Wall Street Journal study, applicants only spend about a minute reading through a job description before deciding if it’s a good fit. So, how can you write a description that captures the important points quickly and clearly? Consider the job description to be a first impression.
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Topics: Pro Tip, Resources

Staying Safe on the Job

Posted by Nicole Lygo on Apr 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Drain cleaning can be a very dirty job, particularly with a backup. It’s also a dangerous process, exposing workers to multiple types of hazards. But a few simple steps and a little common sense can help keep you safer on the job.

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Topics: Pro Tip, Resources

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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