How to Repair Broken Drain Snakes with Quick-Fix

We like to address some of the questions the Drain Brains at General get asked. Today, we answer the question:

How can I repair broken drain snakes with the General Pipe Cleaners Quick-Fix?

The answer:

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How to Connect Mobile Devices to Gen-Eye Inspection Systems

We like to address some of the common questions the Drain Brains at General get asked. Today, we answer the question:

How can I connect my mobile devices to Gen-Eye Inspection Systems?

The answer:

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How to Replace Super-Vee Grippers

Today, we’re addressing one of the common questions the Drain Brains at General get asked:

How do I replace my Super-Vee grippers?

The answer:

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Kinetic Water Ram™ Solves Impossible Problem—Again!

Quickly clear clogged sinks with the Water Ram

Quickly clear clogged sinks with the Water Ram

Kids do the darndest things—like stuff pea gravel into new underground conduit for residential outside lighting.

That’s what Bob Shumway, owner of Shumway’s, a maintenance and landscaping service in Rockford, Ill., discovered when trying to snake electrical wiring through the buried pipe.

“I initially tried fish tape,” Shumway recalls. “But, I couldn’t get past the pebbles!”

That’s when Shumway got creative and grabbed his lightweight, compact Kinetic Water Ram™ from General Pipe Cleaners.

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Compact, Lightweight Mini-Jet Saves Contractor Time, Trouble & Money

JM100028in_use29“The compact size makes it great for one-man operation – and it’s perfect for much of the work I do!”

That’s Craig Casteen on the compact, lightweight JM-1000 Mini-Jet™ from General Pipe Cleaners.

Owner of Casteen Plumbing & Repair in rural Rose Hill, NC, Casteen can find himself in some pretty tight spots.

“There are lots of crawl spaces beneath homes in this part of North Carolina,” he said. “And I’m often under someone’s house – by myself – doing plumbing and drain cleaning work.”

Inside jobs aren’t any less spacious, either. “I clear lots of kitchen clogs – and do contract service work on apartments,” Casteen added. “So I can get into even tighter spots!”

Compact Water Jet Provides The Solution

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General Pipe Cleaners Equipment Helps Leading Drain Cleaning Pro Maintain Market Dominance

 

Q: What happens when Philadelphia plumbers need drain cleaning tools and talent?

A: They call Michael Williams at Just Drains LLC.SpeedRooterXL

A third-generation drain cleaning pro, Williams built a unique business model around subcontracting drain cleaning services to over 350 regional plumbers.

“The US drain cleaning industry is humongous,” he notes. “but not every plumber has the tools, or wealth of knowledge, to clear clogs properly. That’s where we come in.”

The right tools and talent made Just Drains, Williams declares with palpable pride, “the number one drain cleaning company in Philadelphia.”

With six expert crews, Just Drains serves southeastern Pennsylvania, from the Delaware River to Harrisburg, Pa., a sizable swath of territory. So equipment reliability, Williams insists, remains critical.

That’s why Michael Williams trusts General Pipe Cleaners to maintain his robust reputation.

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How to Clear Small Lines Without a Snake

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Plumber Magazine asked General Pipe Cleaners’ Marty Silverman how to use General’s Kinetic Water Ram™ at the the 2016 WWETT Show.

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General Speedrooter™ Saves Thousands of Dollars and Makes Maintenance Man a Hero

SpeedrooterForBlogTen-thousand dollars! That’s what a national drain cleaning franchise wanted to repair recurring clogs in a 37-year-old Oberlin, Ohio, apartment complex.

“They claimed they had to bust up the first floor laundry room concrete and hallway to replace the pipe and fix the problem permanently,” maintenance staffer Gary Schakel recalls. “But, I had other ideas.”

The “other idea” meant trying the building’s new Speedrooter 92™ power drain cleaner first. “I had used the Speedrooter at my previous position,” Schakel adds, “And I knew it could do the job.”

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6 Tips for “Spring Cleaning” Your Drain Cleaning Equipment

Now is the perfect time to give your drain cleaning equipment a once- (or twice-) over to make sure it’s all in good working order.

Regular preventative maintenance should be performed to prevent problems. Here is a general maintenance checklist for your equipment:
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Getting the Picture

Two car garage interiorRemember when small camera systems were a novelty and only the biggest contractors in town had them? No more. Just check the phone book. Nearly every drain cleaning specialist advertises a camera system. And more and more plumbing contractors have video inspection capabilities, too.

As with computers and other consumer electronics, technical progress has enhanced the value, reliability and performance of video inspection systems. Steady advances have only made equipment cheaper, better and more convenient.

Inspection jobs and push cameras are not all created equal. Here are eight essential points to consider when choosing a camera system:

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