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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…

Category: Camera Inspection Systems, Diagnostics Tools, Success Story
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General Water Jets Help Drain Cleaning Professional Blast Blockages for 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 company added the popular and reliable JM-2900™ gas-powered water jet from General Pipe Cleaners to…

Category: Drain Cleaning, Success Story, Water Jets
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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…

Category: Camera Inspection Systems, Diagnostics Tools, Pipe Locator & Transmitter, Sewer Inspection
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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…

Category: Cables, Cutters & Accessories, Drain Cleaners, Drain Cleaning, General, Rental Industry, Success Story
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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. In this video, representatives from Just Drains, LLC., Landmark Plumbing and SureFlo Sewer and Drain explain what that…

Category: Cables, Cutters & Accessories, Drain Cleaners, Drain Cleaning, General, Large Lines & Long Runs, Safety, Sewer Inspection, Water Jets
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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. In the video, Silverman talks us through a number of General’s trusted water jet drain cleaners, including the JM-1450, JM-2900, JM-3055 and JM-3080.…

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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…

Category: Drain Cleaning, General, Success Story, Thawing Frozen Pipes, Water Jets
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Success Stories

Plumbing runs in John Comerford Jr’s blood. His grandfather and father were plumbers. So were two brothers. Now one of his sons is, too. “Our name is on our businesses,” Comerford says. “No one in my family has disgraced it yet…
John Comerford Jr Cleveland, OH
Grease clogged pipes produce problems.  But the right drain cleaning equipment, Chris Fantauzzo contends, turns those problems into profits. “Health inspectors, for instance, want restaurants to clean grease traps regularly – often every six months,” the owner of Mercer Drain Cleaning…
Chris Fantauzzo Trenton, NJ
“General equipment is durable, and takes a beating,” says Michael Williams of Just Drains LLC. “We use our General tools 24/7 – 365 days a year, and they don’t fail us.” They last, too. “I bought my trusty old Sewermatic™ in 1980…
Michael Williams Philadelphia, Pa