“When you have hot water gushing through the kitchen ceiling of an historic landmark in mid-January, you don’t waste time fooling around!” That’s how Bob Schneider of Schneider Plumbing & Heating described the scene at a renovated hotel in Northampton, MA, one frigid January evening. Pipes had burst between floors, flooding food preparation areas as guests gathered for dinner. Schneider knew that if he didn’t act fast, the landmark would sustain terrible damage — and over 100 rooms of guests would, at best, suffer major inconvenience. That’s when Schneider acted “outside the box.” With a Cold Shot® Pipe Freezing Kit from General Pipe Cleaners, Schneider repaired the fully pressurized hot water line in less than 15 minutes – without closing the main supply or draining any lines before replacing pipe and cutting in new valves.
Plumbing and HVAC professionals get into tight spots. Crowded access zones. Snug crawl spaces. And awkward overhead runs. Problem is, prepping copper pipe in crowded, cluttered conditions impairs efficiency, strains muscles, and eats up time. That can impact profits — and sometimes even health. But a new ratchet-action CopperKey copper prep tool from General Pipe Cleaners is speeding pipe prep work with greater effectiveness and less physical effort in tight spots.
An ominous leak beneath the building. Water mysteriously surfacing in the parking lot. And potentially costly demolition and repair costs. What’s a school to do? If you’re the Anna, Texas, Middle School, you call local professionals from Spencer Plumbing Co. — with their new Gen-Ear LE® water leak detection system from General Pipe Cleaners. “Our Gen-Ear LE is proving itself all the time,” says Bryan Spencer. “It’s serving our customers — and our business — very well.”
Serious kitchen drain stoppages at Southwest Medical Center menaced operations and sanitation. Worse, a parade of plumbers couldn’t cure the chronic quandary. Enter Linn’s Plumbing LLC of Chandler, Oklahoma. With a statewide reputation for outstanding service and professionalism, owner Larry Linn teamed trusted drain cleaners from General Pipe Cleaners to spot – and solve – the true trouble. Using one of his Gen-Eye® video pipe inspection systems, he first pinpointed the problem, a broken cast-iron pipe. “Six other competitors just snaked debris around, never fixing the underlying mess.” Then Linn cleared the line with a Speedrooter 92®.
One particular repair problem got personal for Austin L. Montanti, owner of Montanti Mechanical – a commercial and residential renovation firm based on Staten Island, NY. “I purchased an apartment on Staten Island for myself – and quickly realized that the shut-off valves for the kitchen and bathroom sinks didn’t work,” he recalls. That’s why he grew concerned when building managers wouldn’t quickly shut off apartment water. So facing an unacceptable delay of several more hours, Montanti acted fast – and “outside the box”. He grabbed his new Cold-Shot® Pipe Freezing Kit from General Pipe Cleaners. “It was actually the first time I used it,” Montanti smiles. “Cold-Shot was really easy-to-use!”
“There’s nothing like it. It’s fantastic for clearing scale from inside lines. It flies around pipe bends!” That’s Sylvan Tieger on revolutionary ClogChopper® cutting tool from General Pipe Cleaners. “A registered master plumber like me can find lots of work in a city of eight million,” Tieger smiles. “My mechanic sometimes wonders why I put so little mileage on my truck; most of the time, I just travel a couple miles to jobs!” Much of that work is new construction. “That’s where ClogChopper really shines,” he says.
Plumbing runs in John Comerford Jr’s blood. His grandfather and father were plumbers. So were two brothers. 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!” The key to success, he claims, is simple: “don’t do anything you wouldn’t do in your own home – and choose the right tools for the job.” That’s why four generations of Comerford plumbing professionals have trusted tough, reliable drain cleaners from General Pipe Cleaners.
Grease clogged pipes produce problems. But the right drain cleaning equipment, Chris Fantauzzo contends, turns those problems into profits. “Health inspectors, for instance, want restaurants to clean grease traps regularly – often every six months,” the owner of Mercer Drain Cleaning Service says. Bar owners, municipal authorities, and homeowners, he adds, also suffer grease, sediment, sand, and ice. And every problem, he says, is a business opportunity. That’s why Fantauzzo’s company near Trenton, NJ added the popular, reliable JM-2900™ gas-powered water jet from General Pipe Cleaners to Mercer’s extensive mix of drain-cleaning and inspection solutions.
“General equipment is durable, and takes a beating,” says Michael Williams of Just Drains LLC. “We use our General tools 24/7 – 365 days a year, and they don’t fail us.” They last, too. “I bought my trusty old Sewermatic™ in 1980 – and it can still handle 30 to 40 root jobs a week!” Williams claims. “It’s got great torque, just like General’s line of Speedrooters®.” General equipment is durable, and takes a beating,” he says. “We use our General tools 24/7 – 365 days a year, and they don’t fail us. General equipment lets us power through tough problems that our competitors walk away from!