The Flexicore Advantage

Years ago, we hired a sales representative out west who had spent decades selling a competitor’s products. After initial training, he returned to his territory and we sent him a smattering of cables, cutters and machines to get him started. The first time he demonstrated our Flexicore Cable, he called me up to complain that…

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The Flexicore Advantage Boosts Productivity And Profitability

“My dad always used it. And I swear by it!” That’s Jeff Wall, owner of Wall Septic & Drain Cleaning Co. in Massachusetts, on Flexicore® cable. General Wire Spring founder Abe Silverman first coiled spring wire tightly around a wire rope core in the 1940s. Since then, generations of plumbing and drain cleaning professionals swear by…

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General Water Jets Help Drain Cleaning Professional Blast Blockages for Profits

Grease-clogged pipes produce problems, but the right drain cleaning equipment turns those problems into profits. “Health inspectors want restaurants to clean grease traps regularly,” says Chris Fantauzzo, owner of Mercer Drain Cleaning Service. “Bar owners, municipal authorities and homeowners also suffer from grease, sediment, sand, and ice.” Right Equipment That’s why Fantauzzo’s central New Jersey…

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Pilot Your Drain Cleaning Safety

Prior to taking off, the pilot and flight crew of an aircraft complete a pre-flight checklist. This list of tasks improves flight safety by ensuring that no important steps or issues are overlooked. Failure to correctly conduct the preflight check is a major contributing factor in aircraft maintenance. Take charge of your own safe operations…

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Highlights from the 2017 WWETT Show

While exhibiting at the 2017 Water Wastewater Equipment Treatment and Transport Show in Indianapolis, the Drain Brains had the opportunity to catch up with drain cleaning professionals from across the country who all swear by General’s products.

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WWETT Jets: A Closer Look at General’s Jet-Set Water Jet Drain Cleaners

          At the Water and Wastewater Equipment, Treatment and Transport Show, the world’s largest annual trade show for environmental service professionals, General Pipe Cleaners’ Marty Silverman spoke with COLE Publishing about its line of Jet-Set water jet drain cleaners.

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Compact, Powerful JM-1000™ Water Jet Tackles Tough Job For Widow Of Military Veteran

Four hours of snaking couldn’t clear a kitchen clog. The local VA’s maintenance man would run the cable. The sink would drain and then back up again. That’s when owner Jeff Hankins of Steve’s Service Plumbing in Nampa, Idaho, arrived with a JM-1000 Mini-Jet™ from General Pipe Cleaners. “It was a special job for the…

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Ask the Drain Brains: How to repair a broken drain snake

Question: My guys keep breaking drain snakes and I don’t why, nor do I have the welding equipment or the expertise to repair them. What can I do? Answer: First, make sure your guys are using your drain cleaning machines in the right size lines. Nothing will wear out a cable faster than trying to…

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General Water Jet Storms Through Big-Line Blockages, Helping Ohio Pro Boost Business

For the biggest, meanest drain cleaning jobs in Columbus, Ohio, locals trust Ron Zimmerman, owner of R&B Sewer & Drain. R&B subcontracts drain cleaning services to nearly 30 plumbing professionals within 100 miles of Ohio’s capital, and they routinely tap R&B for their most challenging drain cleaning emergencies

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Success Stories

“Drain cleaning can be pretty messy, and you expect to see some nasty stuff,” he admits, “But imagine my surprise when my Super-Vee™ once snaked a Batman toy from a line. I still don’t know how I did it!”

John Comerford Jr Cleveland, OH

I offer a 30-day warranty on every drain-cleaning job, but I can’t give a warranty if I don’t do the job right, and I can’t do the job right if I don’t have the right tools. That’s why I run my whole company with General products, they enhance our professional image!

Chris Fantauzzo Trenton, NJ

General equipment is durable, and takes a beating,” he says. “We use our General tools 24/7 – 365 days a year, and they don’t fail us. General equipment lets us power through tough problems that our competitors walk away from!

Michael Williams Philadelphia, Pa