Inside the August 2008 Issue of Cleaner

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From Sub to Prime
Jetting equipment and trained personnel ensure that Chuck’s Septic gets the first call for emergencies and routine service around Columbus, Ohio
A Good Time to Buy?
The Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 may provide sound reasons for moving planned purchases of major equipment into 2008
Keeping the Fleet Safe
A sound fleet safety program includes driver record checks and specific rules and responsibilities
Crunching the Numbers
A few simple calculations can shine a light on your business and tell you if it’s on the rise — or headed for the edge of a cliff
The Upside to the Downturn
Economic times may be hard, but here are six ways to strengthen your business as you look for the national picture to improve
Line of Defense
Roto-Rooter of Lee County helps rescue sewer and drain systems routinely clogged through abuses by retirees and seasonal visitors
Classy Wheels
Cleaning contractor Mark Kuta builds and rides custom motorcycles for his own enjoyment — and to drum up business
Cats and Carats
Roto-Rooter franchisees report two high-value rescues in one week
It All Adds Up
Cube-body trucks stand out with bright yellow highlights, complete equipment, a large spare-parts inventory, and a technician-friendly design and layout
Successful Jetting
The NASSCO Jetter Code of Practice manual helps pipe cleaners choose the right equipment for the job and operate it safely and efficiently
Water on Wheels
Manufacturers offer advances in trailer waterjetters that let contractors bring big cleaning power to the jobsite
Avoiding Biohazards
Municipal teams take a variety of steps to inform workers about the presence of pathogens in the sewer and protect them from exposure
All Hands on Dock
A sliplining project enables a marina to repair a seawall leak in short order with minimal disruption to property or business operations
Patch System Repairs Laterals Without Digging
The Perma-Patch system from Perma-Liner Industries Inc. can repair sewer laterals with small cracks, holes or joint separations without excavation.
Pump Performance
Manufacturers offer technical advances to keep vacuum maintenance down and your profits up
News From Around the Industry
RIDGID Announces Press for Success Winner; Stellar Names Regional Sales Manager; NSF Participates in NEHA Conference; StoneAge Tools Launches SewerNozzles Web Site; SPIR STAR Names Sales Manager