Award-Winning Plumber Takes Locating to the Next Level

Learn how this unmatched locating tool helps pinpoint problems without destroying costly pavement or expensive landscaping

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Award-Winning Plumber Takes Locating to the Next Level

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“We have a great name to protect,” says Tim Rogers, plumbing service technician in charge of sewer and drain cleaning operations at R-Mech Heating Cooling & Plumbing. “That’s why we carefully research and choose all our equipment.” 

A multiple Angie’s List Super Service Award winner, R-Mech has forged a 10-year reputation for professional excellence throughout the Kansas City, Mo., metro area. That’s because they focus on expert service for every residential and commercial customer. 

“People don’t want lawns and driveways needlessly torn up trying to find problems,” Rogers says. “Quickly locating troubles is ‘job number 1.’ ” 

And that’s why R-Mech’s video inspection services count on the Hot-Spot pipe locator from General Pipe Cleaners. 

Superior accuracy and versatility
Hot-Spot offers matchless durability, accuracy and reliability. General’s pipe locator lets plumbing and drain cleaning professionals precisely pinpoint problems without unnecessarily destroying costly pavement or expensive landscaping to find breaks or blockages. 

“I use Hot-Spot 10 times a week,” Rogers says. “And it’s dead-on-the-money – 100 percent of the time.” 

Superb for all plumbing and facility maintenance needs, the versatile Hot-Spot eliminates guesswork when inspecting and tracing sewer and drainlines, septic tanks, active power lines and buried utilities. 

“I’ve used the Hot-Spot on gas and waterlines with excellent accuracy,” Rogers adds. “No problems, ‘ghosts’ or guessing.” 

That sort of precision helps buttress R-Mech’s professional image. “With competitive locators, I’d have to walk a complicated crisscross pattern, spending 10 to 15 minutes just to find a problem,” he says. “But the Hot-Spot takes me right to customer troubles. I simply follow on-screen arrows.” 

Quick, intuitive operation 
With the Hot-Spot, even novice operators can enjoy rapid results. 

“I watched the General video that came with our Hot-Spot,” Rogers says. “And I was able to use it right from the get-go. I was very pleased.”

There’s no need to decipher numbers and bar graphs, and there’s no juggling multiple tracking screens. The simple, menu-based interface makes Hot-Spot simpler to use than other locators. 

Common workplace abuse can’t compromise General’s tough tool either. The dustproof Hot-Spot is dirt- and water-resistant and IP65 rated. It aced the 1-meter drop test. And its screen passed the 18-inch steel ball drop test. 

The Hot-Spot also offers superior battery life – more than twice that of competitive locators. The automatic shutdown feature saves power. And the USB port lets users upgrade software or grab screen captures. 

Total product solution 
The new Hot-Spot pipe locator perfectly augments R-Mech’s versatile, rugged Gen-Eye Vista video inspection system.

Gen-Eye Vista includes both a DVD recorder and SD card reader in a padded, 24-pound carrying case. General’s maneuverable, all-in-one package also sports an 8-inch LCD color monitor and full keyboard for on-screen titling. 

The Vista offers everything necessary to troubleshoot 2- to 10-inch lines including: 

  • On-screen distance counter
  • Date and time stamp
  • Voice-over unit
  • Built-in titler
  • AC/DC power option 

Versatile, rugged performer
The Hot-Spot has helped R-Mech maintain its unmatched reputation for excellent sewer and drain cleaning services. 

It would have been easy for Rodgers to go with the inspection equipment he was used to, but he was so impressed with the Hot-Spot pipe locator he decided to give it a try. And he’s glad he did. 

“Since getting the Hot-Spot, we’ve never had to make a second dig or cut multiple holes. It’s been dead-on every time,” he says. “It’s a highly impressive addition to our professional equipment arsenal.” 

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