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!”
“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.”
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!”
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!”
“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!”
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.”
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’!”
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.
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.” 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.
Bud Stover of Twin County Plumbing & Heating likes “kicking tires” before investing in drain cleaning equipment. So he sometimes rents before purchasing. And that’s how he settled on The Metro® from General. “We rented it for three separate jobs in two weeks, and it came through every time,” Stover says. “That’s when I decided to buy one!” “I love The Metro. I’d recommend it to anybody else!”