General’s Compact, Powerful JM-1450™ Water Jet Tackles 30 Stories of Condominium Clogs

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A 30-story condominium in North Miami Beach, Florida, suffered slow drain and clog issues in laundry rooms on each floor, and owners needed a solution – quickly. So, they called Gregg D’Attile, owner of Art Plumbing AC & Electric in nearby Coral Springs.

Serving the Ft. Lauderdale-Miami area, Art Plumbing AC & Electric forged an excellent reputation for superior plumbing, drain cleaning, air conditioning and electrical services to local residential and light commercial customers since 1983. The company’s 48 trucks tackle troubles within a 50-mile radius of their headquarters.

“We practice prompt, professional response and the finest service,” D’Attile says. “And that’s why our name remains synonymous with quality in southeast Florida.”

With the convenience of building owners and occupants at stake, D’Attile knew that his company had to do the job quickly.

That’s when they arrived with their model JM-1450™ electric water jet from General Pipe Cleaners.

Part of General’s popular Jet-Set® line of water jets, the JM-1450 uses high-pressure water to clear conduits clogged with grease, sand, sludge and ice.

Perfect for smaller, indoor jobs with 1-1/2″ to 4 ” lines, the compact, portable and environmentally friendly machine generates 1500 psi at 1.7 gallons per minute, yet only pulls 13 amps.

“That was important,” D’Attile adds. “We didn’t want to blow any circuits!”

Also equipped with Vibra-Pulse® technology and General’s standard safety features, the rugged JM-1450 is powered by a 1-1/2 hp dual capacitor enclosed motor with an in-line ground fault circuit interrupter.

Vibra-Pulse helps the hose slide 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 from competitive machines and ordinary pressure washers.

JM-1450 portability proved helpful, too. D’Attile notes that larger, heavier jetters would prove troublesome to transport up a 30-story building and difficult to maneuver in tight work areas. Not so with General’s machine.

The Right Tool for the Job

Overall, the JM-1450’s height is just 29″. Remove the easily detachable, 150-foot capacity hose reel with brake and the height drops to just 14″. The JM-1450 also sports a heavy-duty frame with two 8″ semi-pneumatic tires. It also features a slide-out handle to facilitate transporting.

The JM-1450’s design and performance gave D’Attile the reliability, portability and power to handle the whole job with minimal disruption to building occupants.

Starting from the top story, the drain cleaning professionals rapidly and methodically moved through each of the building’s laundry rooms.

We ran the JM-1450 hose 12 feet from the floor drain to the stack, then 10 feet more to the floor below,” D’Attile recalls, “Then, we cleanly repeated the process.”

The tedious task took less than three days. And the skill and professionalism of Art Plumbing AC & Electric’s crew earned D’Attile a yearly preventive maintenance contract from condominium owners.

Gregg D’Attile loves the JM-1450. He says, “From the design to the electronics to the compact size, everything is included in the price!”

For more information, call the Drain Brains® at General at 800-245-6200, or email info@drainbrain.com.

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