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Make Money Fast Thawing Frozen Pipes

When the weather turns really cold, pipe thawing season turns red hot!  When the inevitable flood of service calls for frozen pipes comes, be sure you have a pipe thawing machine on hand. No matter how well homeowners think they have their pipes insulated, we all know that when the arctic blast hits, pipes are…

Category: Drain Cleaning, Maintenance, Thawing Frozen Pipes
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Uptick in Home Sales Great for Sewer Inspection Business

The housing industry is beginning to see increased sales of both new and previously owned homes.  This market segment can be a great source of business for professional plumbers looking for more than just construction income. Whether it’s a new home, and especially when it’s a resale of an older home, many homeowners are seeking…

Category: Drain Cleaning, Maintenance, Sewer Inspection
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General Pipe Cleaners: A Family Business

Unclogging a sewer or drain is no easy task. Here at General Pipe Cleaners we make the toughest drain cleaners in the business. We have been making drain cleaners since 1930, and we make it our job to continually improve and make our products even more reliable. Over the years we have introduced the Flexicore® cable,…

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Trouble Shooting Water Jets

Water jets are a great way to clear grease clogged lines. If your jet is no longer doing maintaining pressure, follow these trouble shooting tips to get it back on the right track: Make sure you have enough water. The water supply must be adequate to match your jets needs. If you’re using a four-gallon…

Category: Maintenance, Water Jets
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Answering concerns about disease transmission through wastewater

Q. Drain cleaning can be messy and dirty.  Should I be concerned about disease transmission through wastewater? A. I understand your fears.  Rumored dangers of disease transmission through wastewater – particularly HIV and HBV (Hepatitis) – have recently gained traction.  And plumbing and drain-cleaning professionals should take sensible steps to safeguard their health. But a…

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Ask the Drain Brains

Over the more than 80 years of helping plumbers, drain cleaning specialists, and maintenance people, our customer service staff has collected tips to avoid various problems, tricks to get out of jams, hints on the right tool for the right job, and so on.  This blog is a selection of some of those hints and…

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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
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