An Updated Guide to Buying a Portable Push Camera

Posted by MyTana on Jun 16, 2022 3:45:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Buyer's Guide, Resources, The Drain Business

The Drain Business: The Job Market in 2022

Posted by MyTana on Apr 12, 2022 2:00:00 PM

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. 

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Topics: Business Series, The Drain Business

Launching or Growing Your Own Drain Cleaning Business

Posted by MyTana on Apr 12, 2022 7:00:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: Buyer's Guide, Jetter, Business Series, The Drain Business

2022 Q1 Check In – Are You on Track?

Posted by MyTana on Feb 15, 2022 9:29:09 PM

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?

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Topics: Resources, Business Series, The Drain Business, Marketing

A Brief Guide to Social Media for Drain Cleaners + Plumbers in 2022

Posted by MyTana on Feb 15, 2022 9:20:40 PM

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.

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Topics: Resources, The Drain Business, Marketing

How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affects Your Plumbing Businesses

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Apr 2, 2019 2:39:45 PM

In December 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed, giving small businesses such as plumbing and drain cleaning operations access to some beneficial tax code changes. In print, the TCJA runs 274 pages—too long to outline in a blog. However, the essential changes include

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Topics: Business Series, The Drain Business

Why You Need an Employee Handbook

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Mar 26, 2019 1:36:37 PM

Growing your plumbing business presents many challenges, but building a reliable, trustworthy and dedicated team is usually one of the biggest. Employees must be willing to do everything it takes to do the job, while still staying safe and protecting themselves and your company. For your budding plumbing or drain cleaning company to succeed, you need to have straightforward expectations in place for your employees. They should know what you require from them and what they can expect from you.

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Topics: Business Series, The Drain Business

Make 2019 the Best Year Yet

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Dec 26, 2018 6:41:47 PM

What’s your strategy for a successful 2019? Here’s a list of nine things you can do to grow your plumbing and drain cleaning business. Make 2019 a year for the record books!

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Topics: Business Series, The Drain Business

Taking Advantage of Section 179

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Nov 6, 2018 4:16:35 PM

The year is nearing its end. Have you taken advantage of the tax breaks available to plumbers and drain cleaners?

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Topics: Business Series, The Drain Business

Business Series: Developing a Plumbing Website

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Oct 23, 2018 1:59:35 PM

Not too long ago, people relied on word of mouth or the phone book to find a plumber or drain cleaner. Now, customers are more likely to search online. If you don’t have a website, you may be overlooked. In fact, research shows six out of ten consumers expect businesses to have an online presence, and more than half of these consumers head straight to a company’s website when they want information.

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Topics: Business Series, The Drain Business

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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