General's Trailer Jetter Storms Big-Line Blockages, Boosts Ohio Business

General Trailer Jet Storms Through Big-Line Blockages, Helping Ohio Pro Boost Business

Category: Water Jets

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.”

Storming Through Big Jobs

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.

The brawny gas-powered water jet blasts grease, sediment, ice and other blockages from large lines or in remote locations – all with more operating features than competitive designs offer.

With a 2500 psi, 12 gpm pump for high water flow, the JM-2512™ pulverizes clogs with wall-to-wall cleaning action from its hefty, 200 gallon holding tank.  And its powerful 24 hp (690 cc) Honda engine ensures extended performance on stubborn stoppages. A 2-to-1 V-belt reducer extends pump life.

On-demand Vibra-pulse® also helps slide the nozzle around tight bends and down long lines.  Two hose reels – a 400’ x 1/2” jet hose with variable speed electric rewind and a 150’ x 3/4” supply hose – mount next to the pressure gauge, guide arm, and output valve on the trailer rear.  Secure access to engine controls comes through a handy, lockable toolbox below both reels.

“It drinks lots of water – and always works!” he notes. “In one month alone, we used our Typhoon on at least 30 jobs.”

Typhoon Saves The Day

One of those jobs concerned an elderly 87-year-old woman.  An unscrupulous competitor claimed she’d need a new clean-out for $5,000.

Shady drain cleaning outfits scamming unwary customers really bother Zimmerman.  “We see lots of folks bilked for thousands of dollars of unnecessary work,” he laments. “And all they get is a ‘tail light warranty’!”

“Luckily she got a second opinion – ours!” Zimmerman adds. “Our video camera spotted the real problem – roots.  And our Typhoon with Chain Saw Nozzle handled the job at a small fraction of the first company’s estimate.”

General’s Chain Saw Nozzle rips through roots and scrapes scale off the walls of the pipe in 4”, 6”, 8”, and 10” lines.  And Gen-Eye® video inspection systems offer plumbing and drain cleaning professionals everything necessary to trouble-shoot 2” through 10” lines, including:

On-Screen Distance Counter.

  • Date & Time Stamp
  • Voice Over Unit
  • Built-in Titler
  • AC/DC power option

The latest Gen-Eye SDN includes a self-leveling color camera that automatically keeps pictures right side up, letting professionals and customers clearly follow the action as the camera glides through the line.

The latest Gen-Eye SDN includes a self-leveling color camera that automatically keeps pictures vertical, letting viewers clearly follow camera action through lines.  Key features in the lightweight, compact package include an 10.4” LCD color monitor, an SD Card Reader or USB adapter for video storage, and a full keyboard for titling – all safely contained in a padded case.  The Gen-Eye Digital Locator – offering easy, accurate camera location and instant depth finding capability – completes system components.

Reliability Critical

A General equipment user for over 10 years, Ron Zimmerman also owns a compact, portable JM-1600™ electric water jet – older brother to the JM-1450 – for smaller jobs in 1.5”- 4” lines.

“I only use products I trust,” he notes, “Almost all our equipment is General.”  His ample arsenal also sports some of the most effective drain-cleaning and inspection solutions available, including the popular:

  • Maxi-Rooter® for long, tough jobs
  • Mini-Rooter Pro® versatile, portable solution for unclogging lines from rooftop to basement
  • Super-Vee® hand-held drain cleaner

Reputation Vital

R&B offers a 30-day warranty on every drain-cleaning job.  They never advertise.  And 100% of their business comes from Zimmerman’s ever-increasing list of happy customers.

“But I can’t give a warranty if I don’t do the job right,” he says. “And I can’t do the job right if I don’t have the right tools.”

That’s why Zimmerman built his business around drain-cleaning and inspection equipment from General Pipe Cleaners.

“General products enhance our professional image!”

For more information, contact the Drain Brains® at General at 800-245-6200 or by email [email protected].

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