General Pipe Cleaners Celebrates 85 Years

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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, family-owned business has been based right here in the USA. We are continually introducing innovative new products, such as the ClogChopper® cutter and easy-to-use Hot Spot® pipe locator, which  join our trusted industry standards – the long-lasting Super-Vee®, best-selling Speedrooter 92® and Easy Rooter™, and unique Kinetic Water Ram™ drain cleaners.

But it all started with yesterday’s breakthroughs, Flexicore® cable, a radical design first introduced in the 1940s. With its patented process of wrapping spring wire around a braided-wire rope core, General’s invention surpassed all competitive products, remaining the standard for drain cleaning snakes ever since.

Automatic cable feeds followed, offering operators enhanced productivity and profitability. Later, Jet-Set® water jets (with Vibra-Pulse® for greater nozzle thrust around tight bends and down long lines) gave professionals vital weapons against grease, sediment, ice and other soft blockages.

Twenty-first century technologies let professionals see and diagnose blockages, before actually clearing clogs. Gen-Eye® video inspection systems pioneered digital locators like today’s super-easy Hot Spot® for precise problem spotting. And Gen-Ear® introduced easier and more economical water leak location.

Today, General boasts a full line of advanced drain cleaning products, including reliable sewer and drain cleaners, water and trailer jets, video inspection systems, water leak locators, pipe freeze kits, pipe thawing machines, copper and plastic tubing cutters, and more.

We’re proud to celebrate 85 years of service to drain cleaning professionals, plumbing contractors, facilities managers, the rental industry and the hardware market!

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The Drain Brains at General Pipe Cleaners have been part of the drain cleaning industry since 1930. We offer you our combined experiences to assist you with your drain cleaning question or clogged drain problem. General Pipe Cleaners manufactures a full line of drain cleaning equipment including high pressure water jets, video pipe inspection systems, water leak locators, pipe freezers, pipe thawers, and more.
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