“We have a great name to protect,” said Tim Rogers, plumbing service technician in charge of sewer and drain-cleaning operations for R-Mech Heating Cooling & Plumbing. “That’s why we carefully research and choose all our equipment!”
An Angie’s List “Super Service Award” winner for four straight years, 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 added. “Quickly locating troubles is Job Number One.”
And that’s why R-Mech’s video-inspection services count on the Hot Spot™ Pipe Locator from General Pipe Cleaners.
Superior Accuracy & 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 noted. “And it’s dead-on-the-money 100 percent of the time!”
For all plumbing and facility maintenance needs, the versatile Hot Spot eliminates guess work when inspecting and tracing sewer and drain lines, septic tanks active power lines and buried utilities.
“I’ve used Hot Spot on gas and water lines with excellent accuracy,” Rogers said. “No problems, ‘ghosts’ or guessing.”
That level of precision helps bolster R-Mech’s professional image.
“With competitive locators, I’d have to walk a complicated crisscross pattern, spending 10-15 minutes just to find a problem,” he explained. “But Hot Spot takes me right to customer troubles. I simply follow on-screen arrows!”
Quick, Simple, Intuitive Operation
With Hot Spot, even novice operators can enjoy rapid results.
“I watched the General video that came with our Hot Spot,” Rogers said. “And I was able to use it right from the get-go. I was very pleased.”
No need to decipher numbers and bar graphs. 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. Rated at IP65, Hot-Spot is dust-proof, and dirt and water-resistant. It aced the 1-meter drop test and its screen passed the 18-inch steel ball drop test.
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.
Part of a Total General 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” LCD color monitor and full keyboard for on-screen titling.
The Vista offers everything necessary to trouble-shoot 2- through 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 self-leveling color camera automatically keeps pictures right side up, letting professionals and customers clearly follow camera action through lines. The Gel-Rod®* push rod protects wiring from damage if the outer sheath suffers cuts or abrasions. Rogers can switch between large- or mini- capacity reels with the fully adjustable Gen-Eye Vista docking arm.
Gen-Eye Vista simultaneously records crisp video or stills – and Rogers can archive files to a computer. Inspecting in remote locations in the field is no problem, either. The built-in rechargeable battery provides up to four hours of power, and the AC/DC converter recharges Vista from the truck power between jobs.
Hot-Spot helps R-Mech maintain its matchless reputation for excellent sewer and drain-cleaning service. It would have been easy for Rogers to go with the inspection equipment he was used to. But he was so impressed with the Hot Spot pipe locator and decided to give it a try, and boy is he glad he did.
“Since getting Hot-Spot, we’ve never had to make a second dig or cut multiple holes. It’s been dead-on every time,” Rogers concluded. “It’s a highly impressive addition to our professional equipment arsenal!”
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