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

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.


Category: Water Jets

The Metro® From General Pipe Cleaners Helps Plumbing Pro Clear Toughest Clogs

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!”

Category: Drain Cleaning

General’s Power-Vee® Drain Cleaner Is Maintenance Pro’s Right- Hand Man

After four decades, Jack Elvig Sr. really values performance and reliability in drain cleaning tools.  “I’ve been exclusively in commercial property maintenance since 1966,” he says. “And in that time, I’ve developed a pretty clear picture of what works – and what doesn’t.” That’s why the Seattle-Tacoma maintenance pro favors General Pipe Cleaners equipment – especially the Power-Vee® automatic feed drain cleaner.  “It’s a great one-man machine,” Elvig says. “You pull the trigger, and it does the work for you!”

Category: Drain Cleaning

General’s Kinetic Water Ram™ Quickly Opens Clogged Drains– And Business Opportunities

“It takes longer to write-up the bill than to unclog a drain with that tool.” That’s how Dale Smith describes the Kinetic Water Ram™ from General Pipe Cleaners.  The lightweight, compact device safely, quickly and cleanly clears clogged sinks, toilets and tubs with the power of compressed air. It’s also given Smith a clear competitive edge. “I got as much business as I can handle,” Smith concludes. “The Kinetic Water Ram makes me the ‘9-1-1’ of Mississippi plumbers!”

Category: Drain Cleaning, Kinetic Water Ram

Kinetic Water Ram™ Quickly Rids Supermarket Of Foul-Smelling Clog. Plumber Ends Up Smelling Like A Rose

A sickening stench had overpowered the San Bernadino-area outlet for a major California supermarket chain. Something had to be done — fast. That’s when store managers called drain cleaning professional Howard Baron, owner of Village Plumbing in the Big Bear Lake resort community. Conventional drain cleaning methods initially failed.  Baron tried clearing the clog with a cable through the last remaining floor drain at the head of the 75-ft. line. That’s when Baron reached for his Kinetic Water Ram™ from General Pipe Cleaners.  “I never used it before — and the store was really desperate!” he chuckles. “But I just read the package instructions, and it worked: it’s really easy to operate.”

Category: Drain Cleaning, Kinetic Water Ram

General’s Kinetic Water Ram Provides Miracle Cure To Church Plagued By Clogged Drain Woes

A clogged church kitchen sink prompted a routine call for drain cleaning help. But New York City plumbing pro Sylvan Tieger discovered more serious trouble – total stoppage in a 4” stack. “The 4” soil line was blocked below the church’s kitchen sink on the main floor. This was a bad blockage”, Tieger notes. “And it frankly took me a couple dozen times before I finally heard the ‘whoosh’ that – believe it or not – cleared the entire 4” stack stoppage!” Results like that made him a believer. “This one job paid more than the tool cost me,” he reveals. “Now I got one Kinetic Water Ram for each of my three crews, my home and my daughter!” he laughs. “On ‘FOG’ – fats, oil and grease – it’s my favorite tool!”


Category: Drain Cleaning, Kinetic Water Ram

General’s Versatile Kinetic Water Ram™ Gives Young Plumbing Pro The Edge Over Competitors

“I don’t want competitors to know I use this tool.  Some customers think I have super powers!” That’s Omar Taylor talking about the lightweight, compact Kinetic Water Ram™ from General Pipe Cleaners. The innovative tool safely, quickly and cleanly clears clogged sinks and showers, toilets and tubs with Kinetic Energy. And it’s given the young, Indiana-based plumber a clear competitive edge.

Category: Drain Cleaning, Kinetic Water Ram

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

Kinetic Water Ram™ Solves Impossible Problem – Again!

Kids do the darndest things – like stuff pea gravel into new underground conduit for residential outside lighting. That’s what Bob Shumway – owner of Shumway’s, a Rockford, IL maintenance & landscaping service – discovered when snaking electrical wiring through the buried pipe. “I tried fish tape – but couldn’t get past the pebbles!” he recalls. That’s when Shumway grabbed his lightweight, compact Kinetic Water Ram™ from General Pipe Cleaners.

Category: Drain Cleaning, Kinetic Water Ram

General’s JM-3080 Water Jet Solves A Dam Tough Problem!

Blockage of a critical 5” overflow pipe beneath a large artificial lake at Dospat Dam, Bulgaria, posed extreme danger to dam wall integrity – risking catastrophic failure. Over 50 years of hardened sediment and debris had accumulated.  Drainage reduced to a trickle.  And construction of a new removal conduit proved unfeasible. That’s when Double D Engineering Ltd, European specialists in industrial cleaning technologies and services, stepped in – with an “outside the box” idea. “Economics and facility condition forced us to work with the existing pipeline,”  Dimiter Dimitrov, company manager, noted. “So we opted for a compact, portable water jet solution.” The JM-3080 gas water jet from General Pipe Cleaners.

Category: Drain Cleaning, Water Jets

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