Thanks to rapid technological advancements in the last decade, sewer cleaning tools have become more powerful and more efficient at what they do. This allows plumbers to finish jobs faster and more accurately, which helps build customer loyalty that leads to repeat business and referrals.
If you are using outdated equipment, you may have considered upgrading to the more efficient sewer cleaning tools available on the market. While upgrading your equipment is generally a good idea, you’ll want to make sure you get value for your purchase. In most cases, this doesn’t necessarily mean purchasing the most expensive item on the catalog.
How can you determine whether a particular set of sewer nozzles for sale or any other equipment that has caught your eye is a good buy? Here are a few questions to help you determine whether or not you should invest in a particular piece of sewer cleaning equipment:
Will I be able to offer a new type of service with this equipment?
Naturally, you’ll want new technology to help you expand the number of services your plumbing company can offer customers. If you are already offering sewer and drain cleaning services, you should ask yourself how the new piece of equipment can help you perform a job better compared to the equipment you already have. Needless to say, you’ll want to make sure that any equipment you purchase helps make your performance more efficient. An experienced equipment vendor like Haaker Equipment Company should be able to help you make an objective comparison between the new equipment and your existing equipment.
Am I the first contractor in my market to offer this technology?
Make no mistake: being the first plumbing contractor to use a particular kind of equipment can easily swing the market in your favor. However, take the time to question why you are likely they first one to offer this type of technology. You may also want to give a plumbing contractor that has used this equipment and works outside of your service area a call to see what it’s like to use the equipment in question.
How will I teach my plumbers how to use this piece of equipment?
New equipment is essentially useless if you or your plumbers don’t know how to use it. Fortunately, many vendors understand how to use the equipment they offer and would be happy to demo the machine for you. In turn, you can easily teach the rest of your team. You may also want to see if the original manufacturer offers some form of online training or support.
12 Questions to Ask Before Investing in New Technology, plumbermag.com