Success Stories Archive - General Pipe Cleaners

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

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, Kinetic Water Ram

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

Four Generations Of Ohio Plumbers Count On Reliable General Power Drain Cleaners

Plumbing runs in John Comerford Jr’s blood.  His grandfather and father were plumbers.  Now one of his sons is, too. “Our name is on our businesses,” Comerford says. “No one in my family has disgraced it yet – and I’m not going to be the first!” That’s why four generations of Comerford plumbing professionals have trusted tough, reliable hand-held drain cleaners from General Pipe Cleaners. “My grandfather used a Handylectric®, I started with a used Super-Vee® from my dad,” he recalls. “As the commercial says, ‘Don’t leave home without it’!”

Category: Drain Cleaning

Triple Play! Plumbing Pro Scores With General Drain Cleaner, Jetter & Camera

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.

Category: Diagnostic Tools, Drain Cleaning, Water Jets

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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