What Is A Chain Knocker And Why Do We Use Them For Drain Cleaning?

Collection of Picote chain knockers being installed on a flex shaft for drain cleaning pipe preparation

The chain knocker is a crucial tool for modern plumbers, adept at removing pipe obstructions with a variety of attachments. It’s essential for tasks ranging from residential drain cleaning to industrial pipeline maintenance. Manufacturers like Ridgid Tools and Picote Solutions lead in quality and innovation. Compatibility with various power sources and inspection systems makes chain knockers versatile and indispensable in maintaining efficient plumbing systems.

Apex CIPP Becomes A Picote Dealer and Certified Service Center 

Picote Life For Pipes Header Image Logo Apex CIPP

Industry-Leading Pipe Rehab Machines & Tools Making A Splash At The WWETT Show  Sarasota, FL: January 16, 2024 – Apex CIPP, a leader in pipe rehabilitation equipment, service, and training, announces they are now a Picote® dealer and certified service center. The company sells plumbing, pipelining, and drain cleaning tools throughout North America.  “We have […]

How To Get Started: Costs & Equipment Needed For Trenchless Pipe Repair

Apex CIPP on jobsite with trenchless pipe repair Dancutter SuperFLex cost to start

In the plumbing industry, staying ahead often means embracing innovative solutions that not only benefit customers but also elevate a plumber’s service offerings. Trenchless pipe repair is a game-changer, offering a range of techniques such as cured-in-place pipe lining, spot repair, sectional repairs, robotic pipe cutting (reinstatements), and spray coating. For any plumber looking to […]

How Much Does It Cost To Start A Trenchless Pipe Repair Company?

Fastening a trenchless pipe liner. how much does it cost to start a trenchless pipe repair company

The cost to start a trenchless pipelining company can vary depending on many factors, such as the size of the business, location, and equipment needs. Here are some of the major expenses that may be incurred: Equipment: Trenchless pipelining requires specialized equipment such as lining materials, curing equipment, cameras, and cleaning machines. The cost of […]

Vertical Stacks – Don’t Miss This $3Billion Market!

Raising the Bar Advancements in CIPP materials and methods continue to push boundaries once thought impossible, especially for small diameter pipe applications. This progress, combined with an increased commitment from dedicated installers, has helped the industry reach new elevations both in structures and revenue streams. Nowhere is that growth more evident than in continuous inversion […]

Trenchless At Its Best #1001 CME PipeLining & Sewer Repair

CME Pipelining & Sewer Repair Headquarters: 101 Cavett Dr, Reading, OH 45215 Website: cmepipelining.com  Phone:  513-672-8302  Service Area: Greater Cincinnati, Ohio Owner: Charles Menkhaus Year Established: 1999 Specialty: Pipe Lining, 3″ – 84″ diameter On a sunlit Tuesday in a tight Cincinnati neighborhood, the sewer pipes of a vintage home were being repaired. But things weren’t […]