Welcome to Pipe Cleaning PRO

Pipe Cleaning PRO CoversHello, Reader!

Thanks for visiting the Pipe Cleaning PRO website. It’s the online home for the latest in a long line of high-quality, construction publications from Benjamin Media Inc., the publisher of Trenchless Technology, Compact Equipment and Water Finance and Management to name a few.

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What you see on your screen is a website dedicated to all of the applicable, and must-read information, for residential and commercial plumbing contractors, utility contractors, municipalities, utility owners, and anyone else involved in the cleaning, inspection and rehabilitation of North America’s sewer and water infrastructure.

Our inaugural print issue hit the streets in November and it’s a How to Guide for residential and municipal sewer/drain cleaning.

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Click here to download your copy of the How to Guide and subscribe to the digital or print edition of Pipe Cleaning Pro.

Much like any morning at a construction project site, the two lead stories from the Waterjet Technology Association (WJTA) focus on safety. From there, we take you from pre- and post-cleaning video inspections through many of the facets of sewer cleaning.

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We wrap things up with some flavor of what you can expect in each issue of Pipe Cleaning PRO going forward. We have a profile on a pipe cleaning contractor, “5 Questions with a Pipe Cleaning PRO,” industry news – including our “PRO on the Road” item that took us to GapVax world headquarters in Johnstown, Pennsylvania — and our industry events listing.

Be sure to check out our Meet the Staff section below, where you can find info on the key Benjamin Media Inc. team members who are looking forward to bringing you the six issues of Pipe Cleaning PRO in 2020.

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We’re looking  forward to six issues in 2020. Our January-February issue is in the mail, and the others are coming in April, June, August, October and December. If you would like a print or digital copy of Pipe Cleaning PRO, be sure to visit pipecleaningpro.com/subscribe to sign-up for your FREE subscription.

We’ve tapped into our rich history in the industry — dating to 1992 — and have a lot of story ideas in play for 2020. We’re always open to dialogue with our readers about what you would like to see in your magazine and website.

Meet the Pipe Cleaning PRO Staff

Mike Kezdi

Managing Editor

Michael Kezdi


Mike joined Benjamin Media in 2013, after a seven-year run as a writer and editor for the Sun News in Cleveland. Mike is an American Society of Business Press Editors-recognized writer and he covers a little bit of everything in the trenchless industry. He looks forward to bringing the same enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge to the pipe cleaning world. He’s always on the lookout for project sites to visit, and opportunities to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee or a pint of beer with the boots on the ground to discuss the latest industry happenings. When not at work, Mike is spending quality time with his family or trying to find a local car show or race to attend.

Dan SiskoAdvertising Account Manager

Dan Sisko


Trenchless born and raised might be one of the ways to describe this opportunity presenter. Dan has been involved in Trenchless Technology since 2001 and has been heavily involved in the development and success of the magazine and its annual supplements. Dan has been actively involved with industry associations NASTT and NASSCO for many years. He and his wife, Crystal, have been married for two years and together they have four teenage boys. Dan enjoys playing golf, watching any Fast & Furious movie, and taking walks or enjoying a red wine with his wife.

Cayla PoteeteAudience Development/Sustainability Coordinator

Cayla Poteete


Cayla has become affectionately known as the “circulation guru” at BMI. She enjoys getting to know our many subscribers and thinking of new ways to drive audience engagement. With a background in environmental science and public health, Cayla is also dedicated to advancing BMI’s commitment to sustainability and community engagement. Having lived in several places over the years, she enjoys visiting friends across the country and her family back in Tennessee when she’s not exploring her new home of Cleveland.

Joan SatowGraphic Designer

Joan Satow


Joan has worked in the design field for more than 30 years and is one of three talented graphic designers of the BMI Production Department. She and her fellow teammates, Sarah Haughawout, and Deb McManus  nail the challenge of designing with organization, legibility and visual flair. Joan is also an accomplished watercolor artist and has been selected to exhibit with honors in numerous juried exhibits and art shows throughout Northeast Ohio. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and enjoying nature.

Sharing Your Story

One of the highlights of working at Benjamin Media and now at Pipe Cleaning PRO is talking to the boots on the ground in the industry, hearing their stories, how they have grown their companies, how they embrace innovation and their concerns about the industry. Whether you are a distributor, contractor, engineer or manufacturer, feel free to reach out to me with news and story ideas or other ways in which we can improve the magazine to better suit your needs.

Mike Kezdi

Managing Editor

Pipe Cleaning PRO

E: mkezdi@benjaminmedia.com

O: 330-752-1916

Twitter: @MichaelKezdi