Grease-clogged pipes produce problems, but the right drain cleaning equipment turns those problems into profits.
“Health inspectors want restaurants to clean grease traps regularly,” says Chris Fantauzzo, owner of Mercer Drain Cleaning Service. “Bar owners, municipal authorities and homeowners also suffer from grease, sediment, sand, and ice.”
That’s why Fantauzzo’s central New Jersey company added the popular and reliable JM-2900™ gas-powered water jet from General Pipe Cleaners to Mercer’s mix of drain cleaning and inspection solutions.
When snakes go through grease, grease closes behind the cable, leaving the line clogged. But the JM-2900™ destroys soft clogs with wall-to-wall, high-pressure water.
A performance like that boosts Fantauzzo’s business. One competitor recently tried clearing a residential line, but the blockage returned a few days later.
“He just snaked through toilet paper, which almost immediately re-clogged the pipe,” he recalls. “We blasted the blockage downstream with our JM-2900 and removed the wad from the house trap. Problem solved!”
An economical alternative to larger gas-powered jets, the JM-2900 is lighter and more maneuverable – yet maintains the same pressure and flow rate as competitive jets.
Power comes from a proven 13 hp (389 cc) Honda engine connected directly to a 3000 psi, 4 gpm triplex pump. The 200-foot capacity hose reel with reel brake and brass swivel is mounted on a rugged, heavy-duty frame with pneumatic tires for maximum stability and easy handling.
General’s powerful gas- and electric-powered water jets, with on-demand Vibra-Pulse® for greater nozzle thrust around tight bends and down long lines, offer indispensable weapons against soft blockages. With several Jet-Set models available, experts like Fantauzzo admire their reliability, technology, transportability and safety features.
“Until we get our General trailer-mounted jet,” Fantauzzo smiles, “our JM-2900 handles 4-inch and larger diameter lines!”
A General equipment user for over 15 years, he also owns a compact, portable JM-1450™ electric water jet for smaller 1-1/2-inch to 2-inch lines and several other General drain cleaning and inspection solutions:
A Gen-Eye® video system with digital locator
Two Speedrooter 91® for long, tough jobs
The Metro® a compact root-cutting machine
Two Power-Vee® handheld, auto-feed drain cleaners
A Kinetic Water Ram® – the innovative, hand-held device that quickly and cleanly clears clogs with powerful bursts of compressed air
Fantauzzo teams tools for optimal productivity. “We precisely spot and diagnose problems with our Gen-Eye and then use the right drain cleaner to complete the job,” he says.
“But water jets can’t clear heavy stoppages like tree roots,” Fantauzzo cautions. “That’s why we have our Speedrooter 91s and The Metro.”
Fantauzzo offers a 30-day warranty on every drain cleaning job. He never advertises, and all his business comes from his fast growing roster of satisfied customers.
“But I can’t give a warranty if I don’t do the job right,” Fantauzzo says. “And I can’t do the job right if I don’t have the right tools.”
“I run my whole company with General products,” he declares. “They enhance our professional image!”