Year in Review: The Most Popular Articles of 2022

Year in Review: The Most Popular Articles of 2022
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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. 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.

9. Woman Documents Plumbing Journey Through Social Media 
In March, with Women’s History Month, Women in Construction Week and International Women’s Day all occurring, we featured this story about Anna Pearson, a plumbing apprentice in Las Vegas.

8. 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.

7. Common Myths About Tankless Water Heater Technology Debunked
Tankless water heaters have grown in favor over the past few decades, but with increasing popularity comes common misconceptions that surround tankless technology. This article debunked some of those myths.

6. Tips for Air Admittance Valve Selection and Installation
Air admittance valves are helpful when you are unable to connect to an existing venting system or are simply looking to reduce roof penetrations for aesthetics. This article provided some tips for selection and installation.

5. Respect the Value You Provide as a Plumber
The public will always take for granted a little the important work that plumbers do. It’s important that you don’t do the same and take a moment to reflect on the vital role you play for society, as regular contributor Anthony Pacilla explained in this article.

4. A Guide to Plumbing Pipe Supports
Whether securing to or supporting a pipe below the wall, ceiling or floor, supports such as hangers, clamps, brackets, and hooks are essential to complete a job. This article provided some guidelines to keep in mind.

3. 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.

2. Five Plumbing Trends to Know in 2022
Early in the year, this article outlined some trends worth keeping an eye on in order to remain relevant and add value for customers.

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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