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    Default hello new guy just started cleaning drains on the side

    Just starting up look for advice. I only have done 4 drains residential mains with roots I only have the large mytana m81 I trailer to jobs. I am in the phone book in Jan what should I do next?

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    Network your services, until lately most plumbers didn't like to do drain cleaning more are doing it now to pay the bills but a lot still don't do it, you need to tell every plumber you see that you do it so you can get the jobs. As long as you don't take any of there work while there it's a 2 way street. Do not rely on the yellow pages as your only source of work. Find the real estate management companies and give them a flier with your prices and keep bugging them they usually need cheap or instant service and don't care where it comes from as long as the renter has working drains. Good Luck!
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    Buy a Ridgid k-60! i will do 1-1/2" thru 6" sewer lines! what more could you ask for from one machine!

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    No plumber network yet but did send flyers to every property managment company I could find after one called me.

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    Welcome To DCF

    There is TONS of knowledge here

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    Default is just main line roots enough

    Is just main line service enough to keep me busy or should I do tubs sinks and toilets. Iam feeling confident my first 2 jobs were only blocks apart

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    Most of our money calls are side sewers but 80% of all calls are sink tubs showers and floor drains. People do not like drain cleaners who can only do one thing. So there is your answer.
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    Welcome to the forum.
    Few questions for you?
    are you atleast insured? what about licensed?What type of experience do you have? I am not busting your chops. Just would like to know
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    I don't do any plumbing work and didn't see a licences for a drain cleaner I am insured and the only experience I have is from cleaning the drains in my own propertys so none.
    I went from cutting steal to roots.

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    I started do this by chance when I got sick of the guy who did my rental showing up days later or drunk. Would run the cable in once and leave instead of boring threw the clog and then taking a finish cut. instead of telling him how to do his job I just started doing it myself

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