Start a Drain Cleaning Business
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to
have a drain cleaning business? Are you not intimidated by a
clogged drain or scared of getting your hands dirty? If this
sounds like you, then this type of business may be your
calling. It will help if you have some drain unblocking and
Customers will require your services for
clogged or slow drains, stopped up garbage disposals, toilets
and bath tubs that won’t drain, just to name a few.
You will need tools of the trade. A long sewer
snake will come in handy. A drain video camera can show you
where the clog or break is in your plumbing. It also can show
the material the pipe is made of. You won’t have to even dig
anything up because the drain video camera takes care of the
location for you. There are several types of locating
You might want to invest in a jetting system
that has high pressure and uses water. This system blasts water
that breaks up grease and clogs in your pipes. This technology
has made professional drain cleaning and unblocking affordable
for homeowners and business owners. Using a drain snake auger
will cut away obstructions in a customers drain.
You will want to decide what kind of fees you
will charge for your drain cleaning business. You don’t want to
charge too high, but you don’t want to charge too low and not
make a profit. Check with local drain unblocking and cleaning
professionals and see what they are charging for their
services. You can charge accordingly and compare your drain
cleaning business to theirs.
Vehicles for your business should be purchased.
You might start out with a good used, dependable vehicle that
has lots of storage room. It is always good to have a vehicle
that can hold all of your tools and equipment. Estimates for
vehicle insurance need to be reviewed closely so as to get the
best policy. This will save your company money.
Customers and their homes should be treated
with the utmost respect. Being professional in all of your
communications with customers will give your business a good
name. Your employees will need to wear uniforms that will
convey who they are.
You will want to start off small. Buying
accounting software will help you keep up with all of your
finances, your debits, and your credits. It can be expensive
hiring an accountant for your business so buying accounting
software and doing it on your own will save a considerable
amount of money. You will also need to keep track of all your
customers’ information and a refurbished computer can help you
do just that.
Holding a short course for your employees on
safety will benefit your drain cleaning business. They need to
know all the ways to stay safe on the job.
This type of business will be a big help to an
enormous amount of people who cringe every time their toilet or
drains become clogged.