If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Drain Cleaner Edition

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If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Drain Cleaner Edition

Spartan Tool asked its social media followers: "What do you wish you knew when you were starting in the drain cleaning industry? What advice would you pass on to those who are just getting started?"

Here's what they had to say:

Listen to the machine, it will actually "tell" you what's going on. Ease through stoppages, run several feet past them to make sure you just didn't push the obstruction further down the line. Get a jetter, make more money easier. - Brandon Hedrick, Pro Plumbing, Heating & Air 

Let the cable and cutter do the work. - Mike Sekach, Spartan Tool, previously The Service Pros 

Treat your customers with respect, and go above and beyond. - Dan Peebles, Bulldog Sewer & Drain

I got a trailer jetter three months ago and my auger machine has only been used once since we got the jetter. Our jetter goes out to several jobs a week. Jetting is the way to go. - Andrews Plumbing, Sewer & Drain Cleaning 

When using a drain snake with a cutting head make sure to pull your cable back about a foot every 4 to 5 feet to avoid burying your cable in a weak section of pipe/drains, etc. ... otherwise you'll be digging for a while. - Ryan Banghart, Banghart Plumbing LLC 

Keep your mouth closed. - Ben Johnson, Greg Bowen Plumbing

Wear safety glasses and no loose clothing. If you're going to use rubber gloves, put leather ones over them or pay the price. - Brandon Hedrick, Pro Plumbing, Heating & Air

Always use Spartan Tool machines, and call your Territory Manager for training! - Spartan Tool


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