Success Stories Archive - General Pipe Cleaners

Wisconsin Plumbing Pro’s Drain Cleaning Equipment Includes Operational 50-Year-Old Machine From General Pipe Cleaners!

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!”

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Category: Drain Cleaning, Rental

Renting Reliable Drain Cleaners Boosts Profitability

Unlike many items, drain cleaning equipment remains in year-round demand. And Higgins cites superior ease-of-use, safety features, reliability, and turn-around as reasons for crediting Tweedy Lumber’s drain cleaning success to Easy Rooter™.

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Category: Rental

General Pipe Cleaners Model 88 Saves Graduation Party

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.

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Category: Drain Cleaning

The Flexicore Advantage Boosts Productivity and Profitability!

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 the “Flexicore advantage” – matchless cable strength, kinking resistance, and flexibility.

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Category: Drain Cleaning

General Marks 90 Years of Drain Cleaning Industry Leadership

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, American-made equipment have fueled nearly a century of success – and industry leadership. And it all began in 1930.

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General Pipe Cleaners Keeps Drain Cleaning Rentals Profitable

“When you’re renting drain cleaning equipment nearly every day, you need tough, reliable machines.”

So says Von Hunn, owner of Garden True Value Hardware, Garden City, KS.

In business for nearly two decades, Hunn’s facility serves residential and commercial rental customers in southwest Kansas. And drain cleaning forms a “significant” slice of his business.

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Category: Rental

Plumbing Contractor Learns the Power of General Pipe Cleaners’ Water Jetters

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.”

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Category: Water Jets

Philly Plumbing Pro Packs New VersaPlunge™ – The Plunger with No Splashback Is the Best Toilet Plunger You’ll Ever Buy!

“I grab two things when I leave my truck: my flashlight and my VersaPlunge”.

That’s Michael Williams, Field Manager for Just Drains LLC – the “the Number 1 drain cleaning company in Philadelphia” – on the revolutionary new plunger from General Pipe Cleaners.

“It’s what pros use,” he quickly adds. “And it’s what we recommend!”

Williams knows what he’s talking about. With six expert crews, Just Drains LLC serves Southeastern Pennsylvania from the Delaware River to Harrisburg. And their seasoned professionals demand maximum performance from all the tools they have.

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Category: Cool Plumbing Tools, Drain Cleaning

General’s Muscular JM-3055 Water Jet Clears Tough Clogs In Long Lines For South Dakota Plumbing Pros

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.

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Category: Water Jets

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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
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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