Category Archives: General

Highlights from the 2017 ARA Rental Show

        At this year’s ARA Rental Show in Orlando, industry professionals stopped by to visit the Drain Brains and talk about why they love their products from General Pipe Cleaners. Businesses praised General’s products for their toughness, ease … Continue reading

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Highlights from the 2017 WWETT Show

While exhibiting at the 2017 Water Wastewater Equipment Treatment and Transport Show in Indianapolis, the Drain Brains had the opportunity to catch up with drain cleaning professionals from across the country who all swear by General’s products.

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WWETT Jets: A Closer Look at General’s Jet-Set Water Jet Drain Cleaners

          At the Water and Wastewater Equipment, Treatment and Transport Show, the world’s largest annual trade show for environmental service professionals, General Pipe Cleaners’ Marty Silverman spoke with COLE Publishing about its line of Jet-Set water jet … Continue reading

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Getting the Picture

Remember 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 … Continue reading

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The Call for Infrastructure Updates in the Plumbing World

Much to my wife’s embarrassment, I love talking about sewers. I love telling people that five thousand years ago, the ancient Indus River civilization, the Sumerians and Egyptians all had flush toilets. I love quoting physicians and health officials who … Continue reading

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Seven Things to Do Before ‘Liking’ Facebook

Not long ago, placing an ad in the yellow pages was the only marketing decision that a drain cleaner needed to make.  The rationale was simple; when a customer had an emergency, they would reach for the yellow pages and … Continue reading

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85 Years and Four Generations of Service

After 85 years, General Pipe Cleaners is still very much a family affair. In fact, more than 40 percent of today’s General family is multi-generational, with many parents working side-by-side with their children. This summer, nine great-grandchildren of our founder … Continue reading

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6 Tools to Get the Job Done Right and Turn Big Profits

Choosing the right tool for the job will clear the line faster and reduce your maintenance expenses caused by using the wrong tool at the wrong time, making your job easier and profits bigger. By taking the time to answer … Continue reading

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3 Plumbing Tool Trends

How can we make our customers’ day-to-day life easier, more efficient and more productive? When plumbing tool manufacturers are developing the next great tool—that is the question they are looking to answer. Today’s plumbing contractors have several tools at their … Continue reading

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Solving Basement Flooding Problems

Q: We maintain apartment buildings by the river. When heavy rains come in the spring and fall, the river rises, causing basement floor drains to back up. Is there a device that can prevent a major mess? A: Yes, you have two … Continue reading

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