Category Archives: General

Repair a Pipe Without Shutting Down the Whole Building

Q: We had to deal with a lot of broken water lines this past winter. It was a pain to me and our tenants when the water had to be shut off for the whole building each time we made … Continue reading

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General Pipe Cleaners Celebrates 85 Years

Since 1930, plumbing and drain cleaning contractors have trusted General Pipe Cleaners for their “Toughest Tools Down The Line.” That’s because reliability and innovation forged General’s reputation for generations of customers. For the better part of a century, this third-generation, … Continue reading

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5 Educational and Training Resources You Should Take Advantage Of

Thorough training on equipment and in-depth knowledge of effective techniques gives you and your business an advantage. Here are five resources you should take advantage of: 1. Videos Many equipment manufacturers put instructional videos online to help their customers learn … Continue reading

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When the holidays lead to grease clog emergencies

Q. It happens every holiday season – Thanksgiving, Christmas, whatever – people cook the turkey, pour the grease down the drain, then call me when the grease clogs the line. What drain cleaning tool would you recommend that will clear … Continue reading

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Selecting drain cleaning equipment

  Q. The economy is getting off it’s knees and starting to pick up. It’s time for us to get another truck on the road. What should I look for in selecting drain cleaning equipment?   The Super-Vee, the small … Continue reading

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Answering concerns about disease transmission through wastewater

Q. Drain cleaning can be messy and dirty.  Should I be concerned about disease transmission through wastewater? A. I understand your fears.  Rumored dangers of disease transmission through wastewater – particularly HIV and HBV (Hepatitis) – have recently gained traction.  … Continue reading

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Ask the Drain Brains

Over the more than 80 years of helping plumbers, drain cleaning specialists, and maintenance people, our customer service staff has collected tips to avoid various problems, tricks to get out of jams, hints on the right tool for the right … Continue reading

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