Water Jets Success Stories
Rusty and Randy Tigges, co-owners of R&R Septic Services of Carroll, Iowa built a profitable business niche – fast.
R&R uses the JM-1000 Mini-Jet™, a compact, powerful water jet from General Pipe Cleaners, to service and clean modular wastewater treatment installations.
Rusty Tigges says that the Mini-Jet’s hose and nozzle are the perfect size to clean pipes and orifices of a modular septic system filter pod. And since R&R offers fixed-price septic maintenance contracts, work productivity remains key to profitability.
With nearly a century of knowledge of market needs and superior equipment reliability, General Pipe Cleaners has forged robust reputation for turning “good ideas” into “great products” for decades. Now multiple generations of the General family and workforce are celebrating the company’s 90th anniversary 2020! Customer satisfaction, trustworthy tools, creative solutions, continual product improvements, and solid equipment have fueled nearly a century of success – and industry leadership. And it all began in 1930.
Ruth Coleman, a school teacher in Somerset, PA, came home to find her basement flooded. The whole house was tied into the floor drain, so when it was clogged, nothing in the house worked. So she called Barry Frazier of Frazier Plumbing, Heating, and Air. When he got the call he thought, “this could be a job for my new water jetter.”
A two-building Aberdeen, SD office complex suffered constant sewer line back-ups.
Local topography forced the facility’s new 300’ sewer line into an “essentially flat” connection to city services. Authorities would not pay for a pump. And stoppages simply worsened with time.
Enter Aberdeen Plumbing & Heating Services, Inc. – with their brawny JM-3055 water jet from General Pipe Cleaners.
“We’ve done service, remodeling and new construction plumbing work for that customer’s properties over 40 years,” Aberdeen co-owner Bob Rux reports. “And you do things right to keep a relationship that long.”
Slicing Through Long-Time, Long-Line Problems
That’s exactly what Aberdeen did.
A 30-story condominium in North Miami Beach, FL suffered slow drain and clog issues in laundry rooms on each floor. And owners sought to fix the problem – quickly. They called Gregg D’Attile, owner of Art Plumbing AC & Electric in nearby Coral Springs. And that’s when he rode to the rescue with his Model JM-1450™ electric water jet from General Pipe Cleaners. Gregg D’Attile loves it. “From the design to the electronics to the compact size, everything is included in the price!”
Over 10 feet of solid grease packed the sewer line of a Long Island NY apartment complex. Raw sewage surged into the parking lot. Health authorities threatened action. And frantic facility managers sought fast action. That’s when they called Keith Johnson – and his “big artillery”. The Typhoon trailer jet. “Their big problems are my problem,” Johnson says. “And I make their big problems go away – fast!”
Reputation, reliability and results mean much to Vincent “Vinnie” MacDonald’s Boston-area drain cleaning business. So do the right tools. “We tackle really tough jobs no one can handle,” the Rooterman franchisee says. “Customers know that we combine first-rate talent with first-rate tools to solve problems – permanently. And General gives us the equipment to do just that.” The New England pros diagnosed, pinpointed and solved the problem by teaming three pieces of General Pipe Cleaners equipment – a Gen-Eye® video inspection/location system, a Rodrunner® sectional cable drain cleaning machine and a JM-3000™ gas-powered water jet.
For the biggest, meanest drain cleaning jobs in Columbus OH, locals trust Ron Zimmerman, owner of R&B Sewer & Drain. R&B subcontracts drain cleaning services for nearly 30 plumbing companies within 100 miles of Ohio’s capital. And those professionals routinely tap R&B for their most challenging drain cleaning emergencies. “Our phone answers 24 hours a day, seven days a week” Zimmerman notes. “And our four crews have earned a reputation for honestly doing jobs right – the first time.” Zimmerman counts on durable, reliable drain cleaning and inspection solutions from General Pipe Cleaners. And his main weapon on tough, big-line jobs is the JM-2512 Typhoon™ trailer jet.
Blockage of a critical 5” overflow pipe beneath a large artificial lake at Dospat Dam, Bulgaria, posed extreme danger to dam wall integrity – risking catastrophic failure. Over 50 years of hardened sediment and debris had accumulated. Drainage reduced to a trickle. And construction of a new removal conduit proved unfeasible. That’s when Double D Engineering Ltd, European specialists in industrial cleaning technologies and services, stepped in – with an “outside the box” idea. “Economics and facility condition forced us to work with the existing pipeline,” Dimiter Dimitrov, company manager, noted. “So we opted for a compact, portable water jet solution.” The JM-3080 gas water jet from General Pipe Cleaners.