Rusty and Randy Tigges, co-owners of R&R Septic Services of Carroll, Iowa built a profitable business niche – fast.
R&R uses the JM-1000 Mini-Jet™, a compact, powerful water jetter from General Pipe Cleaners, to service and clean modular wastewater treatment installations.
Decentralized modular septic systems like AdvanTex® are becoming more common in rural areas not served by municipal-style treatment plants – including housing subdivisions, apartments, golf courses, RV parks, campgrounds and more.
Rusty Tigges says that the Mini-Jet’s hose and nozzle are the perfect size to clean pipes and orifices of a modular septic system filter pod. And since R&R offers fixed-price septic maintenance contracts, work productivity remains key to profitability.
“Most septic maintenance guys use a bottle brush at the end of fish tape – too slow and slipshod for us,” he adds. “But our JM-1000 Mini-Jet does a faster, more reliable job!”
More Installations in Less Time
The compact, lightweight, electric-powered JM-1000 Mini-Jet – the smallest in General’s popular gas and electric powered Jet-Set® water jetters series of potent pipe and sewer jetters – is excellent for clearing sludge, sediment, grease, and ice from small, 1-1/2 to 3 inch lines, up to 50 feet long.
With 1500 psi of raw cleaning power, General’s powerful little water jet hits soft stoppages with wall-to-wall high-pressure water – and flushes them away.
“General’s nozzle head design really helps negotiate the twists and turns of septic system pipes, Randy says. “And it’s far more thorough than hand-cleaning with a bottle brush.”
JM-1000 Mini-Jet performance also offers R&R the speed and reliability to service multiple septic installations in a shorter period of time.
“It’s definitely improved our productivity and profitability,” Rusty smiles. “When doing several systems a day, just one technician can knock a half-hour off each job with the JM-1000. And that really helps.”
Portability & Pulse Technology Aid Productivity
General offers an option of tough stainless steel braid hose to help the hose slide smoothly down 1-1/2” to 3” drain lines – and more easily navigates tight bends. The 3/16” Teflon core also reduces flow resistance, further improving small line cleaning power.
Pulse technology also helps slide the hose around tight bends and farther down lines. It breaks the initial tension between the hose surface and pipe walls, increasing cleaning power. And it separates General’s Jet-Set water jetters from ordinary pressure washers.
Rusty Tigges likes the Mini-Jet’s compact size, too.
As large as a typical toolbox, the JM-1000 Mini-Jet’s rugged, diamond plate metal case protects the pump and motor assembly. At just 23 lb, it’s easy-to-carry – making it perfect for one-person operation.
Including servicing septic system installations. “With the right knack, one technician can go seamlessly from pipe to pipe on an AdvanTex filter pod,” he says. “It works pretty slick!”
Equipment Arsenal Built From Trust
Performance like that also lets R&R use the JM-1000 Mini-Jet on a range of inside drain cleaning jobs.
Rubber feet on the carrying case help protect delicate counter tops in kitchens and baths. It also sports key safety features – like a sensor to shut-off the motor if water stops flowing, and a 3-wire Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter.
“Trust in our tools is very important for daily operations,” Rusty Tigges says. “And General has a great reputation for making highest quality tools. That’s why we buy General!”
For more information, contact the Drain Brains® at General at 800-245-6200 or by email at [email protected] See our full line of water jetters for problem clogs of ALL sizes, as well as our array of pressurized jetter hoses and water jetter nozzles for various functions and scenarios. General washes away the competition when it comes to the technology and full array of jetter tools & accessories we offer for your pipe clearing needs! Ready to buy? Please see our Where to Buy page for a distributor nearest you.