Inside the July 2008 Issue of Cleaner

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Someone Has to Do It
A-K Underground has found and stuck to a niche in handling difficult, messy cleaning jobs that other contractors walk away from
What’s Your Passion?
A new ‘After Hours’ column in Cleaner looks at how contractors mix work with family matters, hobbies, and creative pursuits
In The Zone
Roadway work zone safety means staying focused and avoiding distractions
10 Ways to Hurt Your Business
If you want to make life in business tougher than it needs to be, here are ten good prescriptions to try on a regular basis
More Than a Bookkeeper
A quality accountant can provide analytical services and sound advice on a variety of issues and decisions that drive success and growth
Sealing the Chimney
Various grouts and sealants help contractors and their customers protect against clear water infiltration in manhole structures
Back On Top
An Ohio contractor weathers personal tragedy, an economic slowdown and a limited customer base by diversifying offerings and courting a wider range of clients
Fear Gets Lapped
An industry contractor relocates his business and family to help his son pursue a promising career as a stock car race driver
The Ideal Vehicle
Contracting professionals share thoughts on service trucks that deliver convenience, efficiency, comfort, and affordable cost
No More Ping-Pong
A fleet of specially designed drain-cleaning trucks helps a Pennsylvania contractor keep its technicians productive and serve customers well
Injecting Long Life
Chemical grouting provides simple and cost-effective repair for manhole leaks — if you use the right material and the right installation method.
Life and Death
Contractors and municipal agencies emphasize safety for confined-space entry, trenching, and other potentially dangerous duties their people may face
Clean Sweep
A sewer pipe floor-cleaning nozzle enables a New York village to keep its street reconstruction program on schedule
A Truck Body Designed for Technician Productivity
Wasting time searching for a part or tool and traveling back to the shop cuts into profits and causes frustration.
News From Around the Industry
LMK Receives Patent for No-Dig CIPP Lateral Lining