Year in Review: The Most Popular Articles of 2022

Year in Review: The Most Popular Articles of 2022

As the year comes to a close, we take a look at some of the most popular stories on If you missed any of these, now is your chance to catch up.

10. When to Self Repair Inspection Cameras
Depending on how expensive your camera is, it might be worth investigating whether you can handle a repair yourself, as this article from March explained.

9. PFAS Water Contamination Concerns as it Relates to Pipe Rehab
PFAS issues are constantly making headlines these days. Sheila Joy, executive director of NASSCO, explains in this article that there is not anything to be worried about at the moment, but as the pipe lining industry innovates with new resin and dry tube combinations, PFAS impact on water quality and treatability must be considered.

8. Spot Repair System Perfect Pipe Rehab Solution for One-Person Operation
Linda Hudek prides herself on being able to handle a wide array of problems for customers despite being a one-person operation, so for years she was frustrated by one thing she couldn’t do: Offer customers a trenchless method for pipe repairs. This article looked at the solution she finally found.

7. How to Announce a Price Increase to Customers
Naturally, announcing that your prices are increasing can be dicey, potentially angering customers and even costing you business. While these unwelcome outcomes cannot always be avoided, there are some steps that you can take to make a pricing announcement easier to swallow.

6. The Many Benefits of Ergonomic Tools
This article looked at how equipment design is more user focused than it has ever been, helping workers be productive with minimal body strain.

5. Snake Sighting During Camera Inspection
There’s plenty that you expect to see when performing a pipe inspection — various pipe defects, the source of a blockage, possibly a cross-bore. But there can also be surprises.

4. Vacuum Trucks Prove Valuable in Iowa Grain Bin Rescue
Vacuum trucks aren’t only useful for things like potholing underground utilities or cleaning sewers. In February, they were a valuable part of a rescue operation in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, when a man got trapped inside a large grain bin containing corn.

3. Video: Clearing a Sewer Manhole Blockage
In April, we shared this video from Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Binghamton, New York, in which it responded to a call of a backed-up manhole next to a local grocery store. The video details how the technicians used a PVC pipe to guide the jetter hose to the clean-out of a downstream manhole. Then, using a penetration nozzle on a 4,000 psi jetter, the technicians cleared the blockage and got the sewer line running free.

2. Prairie Dog Control with a Vacuum Truck
This article showcased the versatility of vacuum trucks, looking at a Colorado-based company that for years has used one of the machines to effectively capture prairie dogs alive.

1. Is It Time for a Fuel Surcharge?
Considering how volatile fuel prices have been in 2022 for a number of reasons, it’s not surprising to see this top the list of the year’s most popular articles.


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