Q. The economy is getting off it’s knees and starting to pick up. It’s time for us to get another truck on the road. What should I look for in selecting drain cleaning equipment?
A. Remember your “three R’s”:
RELIABILITY. Downtime costs money. Choose a manufacturer with a solid reputation for tough, dependable products. And make sure they’re easy-to-maintain. But remember: cables do most of the work. The best are left hand coiled over a wire rope center for maximum strength and flexibility – and maximum kink resistance.
RANGE. Different problems demand different solutions. Consider a selection of cable drain cleaners for common clogs – and water jets for grease, sediment, ice and other soft blockages. And don’t forget sectional machines for large, long-run lines. Aim for an equipment mix that lets you solve all sorts of problems – inside and out!
RISK. Safeguard yourself, your employees, an your business! Always demand equipment with a complete safety package. Do they include ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI’s)? How about safety slip clutches? Do they feature air-actuated foot pedals – with no direct electrical motor contact? Protect your livelihood!