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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General’s Clogchopper Has Tieger By The Tail

“There’s nothing like it. It’s fantastic for clearing scale from inside lines. It flies around pipe bends!” That’s Sylvan Tieger on the revolutionary ClogChopper® cutting tool from General Pipe Cleaners. With over 47 years as a plumber, the Bronx-based professional offers a full range of plumbing, drain cleaning, fire suppression and emergency services to commercial,…

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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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Snakes in the Restroom! Gen-Eye POD® Helps Plumbing Pro Boost Business

“Gen-Eye camera systems easily and accurately spot trouble in sewer lines – diapers, cell phones, toys – you name it,” James Capelli says. “But a boa constrictor tops them all!” The snake somehow migrated to the women’s restroom of a commercial office building. “It kept poking its head up through toilets  and scaring all the…

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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.”

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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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How to Protect Your Inspection Camera Equipment from Costly Mistakes

So, picture this: you’re kneeling in wet grass next to a clean out and shoving your Gen-Eye pipe inspection system slowly down into the drain. The push rod is stiff, but slippery, and it is just flexible enough to permit you to negotiate the 90-degree turn at the bottom of the clean out and coax…

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Highlights from the 2017 ARA Rental Show

At this year’s ARA Rental Show in Orlando, industry professionals stopped by to visit the Drain Brains and talk about why they love their products from General Pipe Cleaners. Businesses praised General’s products for their toughness, ease of use and simple maintenance, including E-Z Rental Center Inc. in Carbondale Ill., who have trusted General Pipe Cleaners products for more…

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Highlights from the 2017 ARA Rental Show

        At this year’s ARA Rental Show in Orlando, industry professionals stopped by to visit the Drain Brains and talk about why they love their products from General Pipe Cleaners. Businesses praised General’s products for their toughness, ease of use and simple maintenance, including E-Z Rental Center Inc. in Carbondale Ill., who have trusted General Pipe…

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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.

Category: Cables, Cutters & Accessories, Drain Cleaners, Drain Cleaning, General, Large Lines & Long Runs, Safety, Sewer Inspection, Water Jets
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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