Success Stories Archive - General Pipe Cleaners

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.

Category: Water Jets

Lightweight, Versatile Kinetic Water Ram™ Quickly Opens Clogged Drains With Shock Action

An innovative hand-held drain cleaner from General Pipe Cleaners is helping Pro-Tech Drains of Lachine, Quebec, maintain its competitive edge — and boost its profitability. The lightweight, compact Kinetic Water Ram™ safely, quickly and cleanly clears clogged sinks, toilets and tubs with the power of compressed air. But when he first saw it, President Alain Breton branded the chrome plated device a “gadget”.  “It looked like a science-fiction ray gun,” he recalls. “We never saw anything like it.” “We get more jobs done faster with the Kinetic Water Ram”, Alain Breton concludes. “It’s clean and efficient.  It brings us business.  Customers love it.  And our profitability — c’est magnifique!”

Category: Drain Cleaning, Kinetic Water Ram

Award-Winning Gen-Eye Micro-Scope® Florida Plumber’s Dependable Pipe Inspection Tool

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 – including toilets”, he says. “It really saves time and money.”

Category: Diagnostic Tools, Sewer Cameras

General’s Compact, Powerful JM-1450™ Water Jet Tackles 30 Stories of Condominium Clogs

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!”

Category: Water Jets

Plumbing Pro Chocks Up Triple Play With General Camera, Drain Cleaner And Cable

Toilets in an expensive new West Coast home should have worked – immediately. But after a few flushes, the master bath line backed up.  Attempts to clear it repeatedly failed.  And the construction company planned to replace a possible crushed line by jackhammering the structure’s concrete slab. Everyone feared the job would consume several days – until a seasoned drain-cleaning professional with the right equipment mix arrived. Oaks proposed pinpointing the clog with a Gen-Eye® video inspection/location system from General Pipe Cleaners. “I couldn’t have permanently fixed this problem without the right equipment mix,” Oaks concludes. “And that’s what General provided!”

Category: Diagnostic Tools, Drain Cleaning

General’s Mini-Rooter XP Is Drain Cleaning Pro’s Friend On Toughest Jobs

“That machine is my friend.  And I go nowhere without my friend!” That’s Jeff Wall on the Mini-Rooter XP®, his favorite drain cleaning machine. “I’ve had it everywhere, on rooftops, in basements, in crawl spaces, in yards,” he laughs. “I’ve taken it apart, transported it in sections, and reassembled it in really tight spots.  And it always works the way I do – hard!” “I absolutely trust those machines,” Wall notes. “They supplement my Mini-Rooter XP perfectly.  And no matter what the task, I’m confident they’ll do the job.”

Category: Drain Cleaning

General’s JM-2512 Typhoon™ Trailer Jet Storms Through Serious Sewer Clogs

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!”

Category: Water Jets

General Pipe Cleaners Equipment Helps Leading Drain Cleaning Pro Maintain Market Dominance

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,” he states. “And as I like to say, ‘Pound for pound, Super-Vee gets down!’” “We’re two leaders – side-by-side – both at the top of our markets. General is the industry name everyone salutes!”

Category: Drain Cleaning

Missouri Plumbing Pro Knows How To Get Drain Cleaning Jobs Done Right

“When I started my own business in the early ‘70’s, I became the third owner a second-hand General Sewermatic®,” Carl Helt recalls. “And I passed that drain cleaner to a fourth plumber – my brother-in-law.  For all I know it’s still working today!” That sort of durable dependability made Carl a lifelong General customer.  And that’s why he especially loves Speedrooter 91®. “We used it on four separate jobs in a day and it came through every time!” Helt quickly adds. The Speedrooter remains Carl Helt’s favorite.  “It’s so reliable and versatile,” he concludes. “I just send the guys out – and know we’ll get the job done!”

Category: Drain Cleaning

General Speedrooter® Saves Thousands Of Dollars – Makes Maintenance Man A Hero

Ten thousand dollars!  That’s what a national drain cleaning franchise wanted to repair recurring clogs in a 37 year-old Oberlin, Ohio apartment complex. “They claimed they had to bust up the first floor laundry room concrete and hallway, to replace the pipe and fix the problem permanently,” maintenance staffer Gary Schakel recalls. “But I had other ideas.” That “other idea” meant trying the building’s new Speedrooter 92® power drain cleaner first.  “I had used the Speedrooter at my previous position,” Schakel adds, “And I knew it could do the job.”

 

Category: Drain Cleaning

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