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Over the years, our customer service staff has collected tips to avoid various problems, tricks to get you out of jams, hints on the right tool for the right job, and so on.  This Ask the Drain Brains blog is a selection of some of those hints and tips. You can search by category, for instance, Drain Cleaning, Sewer Cameras, Water Jetters, Cool Plumbing Tools and more.

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General Pipe Cleaners: Drain Cleaning Equipment – Plumbing Trades

By Dave Dunbar “The society that scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.” John Gardner As a previous National Sales Manager, I had to do a lot of traveling for my job. Several times a month,…


How Plungers Have Saved Drains and Lives

Toilet plungers have come to the rescue more than we’d all like to admit. From unclogging the most blocked of toilets to restarting a grown man’s heart, toilet plungers are this world’s most unlikely hero. While the typical use of a toilet plunger or our VersaPlunge™ is to clear blockages in drains lines, pipes and sewer…


Drain Cleaning Dangers and Safety Measures

Being informed on the safety of drain cleaning and the dangers of it is very important when out in the field. Whether it be knowing what drain cleaning tools should be used for the job, what safety gear to wear and proper care for your equipment. In this blog post, we will discuss the dangers…


Drain Cleaning, The Most Critical Part of Disaster Clean Up

Several years ago, my wife and I were driving to Washington DC and saw scores of bucket trucks heading south on I-95. A category 4 hurricane was ravaging the Florida coast at that very moment, and thousands of contractors with their drain cleaning tools and machines were heading south towards the affected areas, ready to…


ClogChopper® – All Star Attachment

Contractors out in the field are always looking for one tool that does it all. Our ClogChopper® is a great tool that can be connected to almost any drum, flexible shaft or sectional style machine, and cuts through obstructions in the pipe. Our ClogChopper has four features that make it the “all-star” attachment – it…


Give Us Your Best Shot Photo and Video Winners

At the end of 2022, General Pipe Cleaners, a trusted name in the drain cleaning tools industry, created the “Give Us Your Best Shot Photo and Video” contest. Users of our drain cleaning equipment had the chance to submit their photos and/or videos of themselves performing drain cleaning, using our tools for a chance to…


Top Features of the Flexi-Rooter

Flexible-shaft technology is the next big thing in the drain cleaning industry. Flexible-shaft sewer machines utilize a swiftly rotating shaft that can reach speeds 10 times faster than traditional drain cleaning machines, but is safely protected inside a sheath so it’s easy to handle – no spinning drums. This makes Flexible-shaft technology faster and more…


General Pipe Cleaners’ Water Jetter Nozzles Guide

When out in the field, you can be up against grease, sand or ice, which means you need a nozzle to meet those needs. At General Pipe Cleaners, we have a variety of nozzles that are designed for maximum drain cleaning and penetrating power to pressure wash the pipe walls and to go around sharp…


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Success Stories

Plumbing pro Jake Albright likes reliability, ruggedness, and convenience in his drain cleaning tools. That’s why the ultra-compact, handheld Gen-Eye Micro-Scope® video inspection system remains a key part of his equipment arsenal. “It’s great for inspecting all sorts of small drains –…
Jake Albright Florida
Grease clogged pipes produce problems.  But the right drain cleaning equipment, Chris Fantauzzo contends, turns those problems into profits. “Health inspectors want restaurants to clean grease traps regularly,” Mercer Drain Cleaning Service’s owner says.  Bar owners, municipal authorities, and homeowners, he…
Chris Fantauzzo Trenton, NJ
For most inside jobs, Michael Williams of Just Drains LLC favors two General classics – Super-Vee® and Mini-Rooter®. The hand-held Super-Vee easily unclogs sink, tub, and laundry drain lines up to 3” in diameter. “My personal Super-Vee is over 20 years old,”…
Michael Williams Philadelphia, PA