Carl Helt expects Helt Plumbing crews to remove their shoes before entering customers’ homes.
“We’ve built our hard-earned reputation by treating customers with decency and respect,” he says. “And we’ve stayed in business by getting the job done right.”
With nearly 50 years of service as a plumbing and drain cleaning expert, Helt insists on insuring those high professional and performance standards with superior equipment.
“When I started my own business in the early ‘70’s, I became the third owner a second-hand General Sewermatic®,” he 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 Helt 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.
Power & Reliability Meet Professional Needs
With plenty of raw power for long, tough jobs, field-proven Speedrooter 91 blends rugged reliability with optimal control and ease-of-use.
With 80% of his activity in residential work, Helt knows his performance touches the lives of ordinary people. “We believe in treating customers like ourselves,” he declares. “With reliable equipment, we clear blockages faster – and spare customers unnecessary inconvenience.”
That’s why he likes the power and reach of Speedrooter 91. “It’s my ‘workhorse’,” Helt laughs. “Speedrooter means service with a ‘Capital S’!”
The latest version – Speedrooter 92® – can really take a beating. The durable design features a braced frame at key stress points, a drum supported front and rear for longer bearing wear, and Flexicore® cable – the industry standard for toughness.
Heavy duty wire tightly coiled around 49-strand aircraft-type wire rope, General’s heavy duty Flexicore® cable blends superior kinking resistance and unequalled strength with the right amount of flexibility. It’s so tough that it carries the best warranty in the business – one-year protection against breakage.
User-Freindly Innovations Boost Productivity
One person can easily move Speedrooter onto a truck – or around the job. The adjustable height, swept-back handle also augments maneuvering leverage.
“It’s great for one-man operation,” Helt remarks. “I can handle Speedrooter with no trouble!”
Professionals like Carl Helt also appreciate General’s interchangeable drums with see-through cages to gauge remaining cable. Quickly switch from 3/4” or 5/8” cables to a small drum with 1/2” cable to clear smaller lines.
Helt’s General drain cleaning arsenal also includes Mini-Rooter® for smaller jobs – and two innovative Kinetic Water Rams™ that quickly and cleanly clear clogs with compressed air power.
“We also keep two Flexicore® closet augers on each truck – and use these several times each week,” Helt adds. “We have used ‘brand X junk’ in the past and have lost count of how many of those we’ve tossed into the trash!”
But 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!”