A Gallery of Cleaners: Contractors Out in the Field

This photo gallery features Cleaner’s profiled contractors of the second half of 2018

A Gallery of Cleaners: Contractors Out in the Field

Linda Hudek, owner of LH Plumbing Services in Fairfield, Ohio, featured in the July 2018 issue, cleans a sewer line at a commercial property.

With the two profiles Cleaner magazine features each month, we capture the work that contractors do through both words and pictures.

When photographers accompany contractors on job sites, far more photos are taken than are able to fit on the pages of the magazine. Earlier this year, we put together a gallery of “bonus” photos featuring the companies that had been profiled in the first half of 2018. Check out this new gallery of bonus photos featuring the companies that have been profiled in recent months.

Mike Phillips, vice president of Clog Squad, featured in the June 2018 issue, cleans a grease trap in a college cafeteria in Holland, Michigan, with the "Clog Dog" flex shaft machine in conjunction with a RIDGID SeeSnake CS6 Digital Recording Monitor.

Tim Sneller, right, Hope College campus master plumber, watches while Ken Beyer and Mike Phillips of Clog Squad clean a grease trap.

Hugh McLaughlin is the owner of 88 Drain in Tucson, Arizona, featured in the August 2018 issue. He started in the industry by doing drain cleaning jobs on the side while studying business in college. By the time he graduated, he realized it would be a good industry to stay in.

Matthew Weber and Stephen Jobe of 88 Drain work on a kitchen sink in Tucson, Arizona.

Marcus Jenerson and Brett Healy, co-owner of Great Lakes TV Seal in Green Bay, Wisconsin, featured in the June 2018 issue, lower an IBAK Orpheus camera into a manhole to inspect a municipal sewer.

Shane Buck and Craig Carter of Buck’s Plumbing & Sewer Service in Cookeville, Tennessee, featured in the December 2018 issue, work on cleaning a sewer drain.

Jesus Rivera of JG Environmental in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, featured in the November 2018 issue, walks past one of the company’s GapVax hydroexcavators at a job site.

A JG Environmental crew on a job site in Columbia, Pennsylvania.

Nate Duerr and Ryan Klein of R.I.C. Plumbing, featured in the August 2018 issue, use a Ditch Witch vacuum excavator to safely dig around utility lines.

Scott Kuhns of R.I.C. Plumbing feeds a pipe bursting cable through a basement window.

Scott Kuhns and Tim Hussey of R.I.C. Plumbing on a pipe bursting job

Southern Hydro Vac’s Cedric Watson runs the boom arm of a GapVax unit with a wireless remote while William Dubose operates the water hose to remove debris and find existing utility lines in downtown Atlanta. The company was featured in the November 2018 issue.

Southern Hydro Vac’s Cedric Watson secures a suction tube with a coupler.

A Southern Hydro Vac crew on a job site in downtown Atlanta.

Russell Joe, owner of Quality Sewer & Drain Cleaning in Danvers, Massachusetts, featured in the September 2018 issue, carries cables from his truck to the basement of the home of a customer.

Russell Joe uses a RIDGID K-1500 sectional machine to clean the sewer line of a home in Peabody, Massachusetts.

Russell Joe uses an inspection camera to check a drain pipe that is blocked by tree roots at a home in Danvers, Massachusetts.

An Atlantic Pipe Services crew, featured in the October 2018 issue, maneuvers a truck into place on a job site.

CCTV truck operator Angel Gutierrez of Atlantic Pipe Services uses a Rausch USA camera system to inspect a storm sewer pipe.

Wallace Lowery of Atlantic Pipe Services awaits the crawler at the end of an 8-inch sewer pipe being inspected.

After clearing a drainline with a cable machine, Jon Beske of X Rooter Sewer & Drain Cleaning in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, featured in the December 2018 issue, televises the line to ensure it is clear. 


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