Clarence “Butch” Koch can’t say how old his Super-Vee® hand-held, powered drain cleaning machine really is. But he’s sure he’s had the tough, trusty tool over 45 years. Probably 50 years. And after a half century of rugged reliability, his Super-Vee drain cleaner from General Pipe Cleaners still works – and remains his “go-to” tool for small-line clogs.
Drain Cleaning Success Stories
Working for others over 12 years, Tyler Scott dreamed of owning his own drain cleaning company. So when his wife Elizabeth inspired him to start Pipe Dreams Sewer & Drain, LLC in Milton, Vermont, he knew from experience that rugged, reliable tools prove crucial to commercial success. And that’s why the Root 66 sectional drain cleaning machine from General Pipe Cleaners anchors his drain cleaning equipment arsenal.
A partnership between brothers Zack and Jesse Jurkowski, family owned & operated Montreal Contractors reflects three generations of skilled trade experts over nearly 75 years. The company specializes in residential renovations, specialized adaptations, technical service, and property management. And it’s the last category that requires rugged, reliable drain cleaning equipment.
“The Mini-Rooter XP was among our first ‘big purchases’ 15 years ago – with the Power-Vee coming a few years later,” Zack explains. “And frankly, they’re probably the most durable power tools we’ve ever owned!”
“Guests with clogged drains deserve prompt service – day and night,” James “Rob” Hoelscher, property manager of Colorado Bear Creek Cabins, declares.
Rob is co-owner Susan of the business with his wife. And the Hoelschers never skimp on service standards or speed. Staff react professionally and immediately to every problem.
“Our maintenance tools must likewise perform on demand,” Rob continues. “That’s why General’s hand-held Power-Vee anchors our drain cleaning tasks.”
All closet augers are created equal. Right?
“Wrong,” says Alan Trout of Trout Plumbing LLC in Pittsburgh, PA.
“Most off-the-shelf closet augers lack the durability, spring action, and special features professionals need,” he argues. “You can’t just waltz into Wal-Mart for one.”
That’s why Trout counts on a pair of popular, innovative Teletube® Flexicore® closet augers from General Pipe Cleaners.
For more than 15 years, Joseph M. Telese has trusted the portability and power of his Root 66® sectional cable machine from General Pipe Cleaners to bail him out of some tight spots. Literally. As a plumber for a massive hospital in Long Island, New York, Telese often deals with clogged roof drains, many of which are located in awkward or hard-to-reach spaces.
“If you want to test a drain cleaner, put it in a school. We have had to clear everything from soda bottles to sweat shirts!”
That’s what Tom Stegemann, Maintenance Supervisor for Festus School District in Festus, MO “always says”.
“It’s our job to maintain the proper function of all seven school district buildings,” he adds. That means providing a “clean, safe learning and work environment” for approximately 3,000 K-12 students – as well as for teachers, administrators, and support personnel.
So when Stegemann and staff face stoppages in smaller 1-1/4” to 3” lines, they grab the Model DRZ-PH™ power drain cleaner from General Pipe Cleaners.
A lot changes in a decade, but for A. Pederson’s Plumbing in Dallas, Oregon, you wouldn’t know it by looking at one of the Maxi-Rooters from General Pipe Cleaners coming off the company’s trailer. Pederson’s two Maxi-Rooters have been the company’s go-to machines for more than 10 years, and with the exception of the feed bearings, they retain all their original components, including the original Flexicore® cable.
How about a working drain cleaning machine in active service for 50 years? After working several years for a local plumber, Schmitz started his company in 1979. And a year later, he bought a used, 1968-vintage General Sewermatic drain cleaner with paperwork from a retiring competitor. “It’s still running strong today – over 50 years later!” Schmitz smiles. “And I’ve got the original parts list to prove it!”
The grease-choked 120 ft main drain line of a large Philadelphia Chinese restaurant suddenly backed-up. And the stoppage threatened to derail a major graduation party with hundreds of guests.
That’s when Just Drains LLC rode to rescue with a Model 88™ sectional drain cleaner from General Pipe Cleaners.