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.
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.
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.