Category Archives: Drain Cleaning

How to Use a 3-Way Switch on Floor Model Rental Drain Cleaning Machines

We sometimes like to address questions the Drain Brains at General often get asked. Today, we answer the question: How can I properly make use of a 3-way switch on floor model rental drain cleaning machines? The answer: Connect with the … Continue reading

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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: Connect with the Drain Brains Facebook – … Continue reading

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

“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 … Continue reading

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How to Clear Small Lines Without a Snake

        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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An Easier Way to Clear Clogged Sinks, Tubs and Laundry Drains

Q. We’ve had the same handheld power drain cleaner for 20 years and it still keeps working, but my arms get tired from holding the machine. Is there an easier way to clear clogs in small drains? A. You’ve got … Continue reading

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Four Questions to Consider When Choosing a Pipe Inspection System

Pipe Inspection and location systems represent a significant investment for most small businesses. In return, they offer unique diagnostic and marketing potential that can either save or earn a tremendous amount of money for your company.  Choosing the right system … Continue reading

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Small is the Next Big Thing: Part One

Since the debut of high-pressure water jetters more than thirty years ago, it’s fair to say that they’ve revolutionized the drain cleaning industry. First, they put another arrow in the contractor’s quiver when he or she is struggling to open … Continue reading

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Is There a Better Tool for Clearing Grease Clogs for Good?

 Q. I handle maintenance for a fast food chain, and the grease clogs are wearing me out. I clear it with my snake, but the clog comes right back. Is there a better tool for clearing grease clogs for good? … Continue reading

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Assessing Old Machinery

If you have old drain cleaning equipment, you’d better make sure you check out the machines before you use them. Older machines don’t have the safety features of the newer drain cleaners. First things first, you’ll want to inspect the … Continue reading

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Conquer Tough Grease Stoppages with Water Power

For tough blockages that can’t be cleared with a cable drain cleaning machine, water jetters can save the day. In the past, cable machines were the only option available. They do a great job of cutting roots and debris, as … Continue reading

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