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

How to Change a Reel

Posted by MyTana on Feb 12, 2019 8:22:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Pro Tip, Cable Machine

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

Extending the Life of Your Equipment

Posted by Nicole Lygo on Jun 28, 2018 6:56:31 PM

Drain cleaning is a tough job, so you need equipment that works. 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, and before they know it, they have rusting, worn-out equipment that needs replacing or an expensive repair. Understanding common problems and learning how to prevent and address them can save you both time and money in the long run.

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Topics: Pro Tip

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

When I Called a Plumber...

Posted by Nicole Lygo on Apr 10, 2018 3:59:22 PM

When you’re an expert in a field, it can be hard to step back and see things from the other side — the customer’s side. Seeing things from your customer’s point of view can prevent mistakes and identify missed opportunities. When a member of our team needed a drain cleared, we took the opportunity to provide just that. Learn from their wins and misses.


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Topics: Insider, Pro Tip, Resources

Pro Tips: Restoring Jetter Pressure

Posted by MyTana on Sep 5, 2017 6:18:14 PM

High-pressure jetters are ideal for cleaning drain lines of soft obstructions like sediment and grease, and for general flushing. With regular care and maintenance, MyTana jetters deliver superior, reliable performance, helping professional sewer- and drain-cleaning contractors get the job done quickly. Here we discuss simple maintenance procedures that can quickly and inexpensively solve some of the pressure issues that can afflict any jetter from time to time.

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Topics: Jetter, Pro Tip

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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