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!”
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!”
“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!”
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.”
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!”
“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.
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.
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.