Plumbing Pro’s Business Heats Up With Pipe-Thawing Machine From General

In the harsh winters of Northern Michigan, rapid response with the right equipment is critical to customers with frozen metal pipes. “I have to work fast,” Steven May, owner of Steve’s Plumbing Service in Petoskey, notes. “Or my customers risk substantial damage from burst pipes!” That’s why the 20-year plumbing veteran prefers the easy-to-operate Hot-Shot 400® from General Pipe Cleaners. The results boost Steve May’s reputation.  “I take pride in my professionalism, my experience, and my ability to do the job as quickly and economically as possible for our customers,” he notes.

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City Workers Really Warm To General’s Pipe Thawing Solution

Frozen water lines are such a problem in Ft. Lupton, CO, that they earn a special page on the city’s web site. “I’d like to say that residents follow our advice,” Public Works Supervisor Jose C. Reyes laughs. “But many don’t – until it’s too late!” To fix past problems, workers laboriously dug around shallow mains entries, exposing frozen lines just ahead of water meters.  Then using welding equipment, they cautiously thawed the pipes. “That took too much time,” Reyes says. “And we needed a less hazardous method.” That’s when the City of Ft. Lupton got a Hot-Shot 400® from General Pipe Cleaners. Reyes really values equipment dependability.  “Hot-Shot is very reliable,” he says. “It has always done the job – and never let us down.”

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Pipe Freezing Kit Repairs Broken, Fully Pressurized Lines Historic Landmark – Without Draining Pipes

“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.

 

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Prep Copper Tight in Tight Speed & Boost Work Speed & Efficiency With Ratchet-Action Copperkey®

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.

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Cold-Shot® Pipe Freezing Tool Saves Contractor Time & Money

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!”

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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.

John Comerford Jr Cleveland, OH

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.

Chris Fantauzzo Trenton, NJ

“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!

Michael Williams Philadelphia, Pa