General Pipe Cleaners, a division of General Wire Spring Co., is a leading manufacturer of high quality American-made drain cleaning equipment. In business since 1930, our third generation family-owned company is celebrating 85 years of service to drain cleaning professionals and plumbing contractors, as well as facilities managers, the rental industry and the hardware/home center market.
Reliability and innovation forged General’s reputation for generations of customers. We are continually introducing innovative new products – like the ClogChopper® cutter and easy-to-use Hot Spot® pipe locator. And these join our trusted industry standards – like the long lasting Super-Vee®, best selling Speedrooter 92®, and unique Kinetic Water Ram™ drain cleaners.
But it all started with yesterday’s breakthroughs – like Flexicore® cable, a radical design first introduced in the 1940’s. 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. And 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 drain cleaners, water and trailer jets, video pipe inspection systems, water leak locators, pipe freezers, pipe thawing machines, and more!
GENERAL WATER JETS HELP DRAIN CLEANING PROFESSIONAL BLASTS BLOCKAGES FOR PROFITS
Grease clogged pipes produce problems. But the right drain cleaning equipment, Chris Fantauzzo contends, turns those problems into profits.
“Health inspectors, for instance, want restaurants to clean grease traps regularly – often every six months,” the owner of Mercer Drain Cleaning Service says. Bar owners, municipal authorities, and homeowners, he adds, also suffer grease, sediment, sand, and ice.
And every problem, he says, is a business opportunity.
PLUMBING PRO SOLVES
BIG PROBLEM AND WINS A BIG CUSTOMER
Serious kitchen drain stoppages at Southwest Medical Center menaced operations and sanitation. Worse, a parade of plumbers couldn’t cure the chronic quandary.
Enter Linn’s Plumbing LLC of Chandler, Oklahoma.
With a statewide reputation for outstanding service and professionalism, owner Larry Linn teamed trusted drain cleaners from General Pipe Cleaners to spot – and solve – the true trouble.
Using one of his Gen-Eye™ video pipe inspection systems, he first pinpointed the problem, a broken cast-iron pipe. “Six other competitors just snaked debris around, never fixing the underlying mess.”
Then Linn cleared the line with a Speedrooter 92®.
PLUMBING PRO’S BUSINESS HEATS UP
“I have to work fast,” Steven May, owner of Steve’s Plumbing Service in Petoskey, notes. “Or my customers risk substantial damage from burst pipes!”
EXCELLENT FOR EMERGENCIES
That’s why the 20-year plumbing veteran prefers the easy-to-operate Hot-Shot 400™ from General Pipe Cleaners.
GENERAL’S POWER-VEE™ DRAIN CLEANER
IS MAINTENANCE PRO’S RIGHT- HAND MAN
After four decades, Jack Elvig Sr. really values performance and reliability in drain cleaning tools. “I’ve been exclusively in commercial property maintenance since 1966,” he says. “And in that time, I’ve developed a pretty clear picture of what works – and what doesn’t.”
That’s why the Seattle-Tacoma maintenance pro favors General Pipe Cleaners equipment – especially the Power-Vee™ automatic feed drain cleaner. “It’s a great one-man machine,” Elvig says. “You pull the trigger, and it does the work for you!”
GENERAL SPEEDROOTER™ SAVES THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS – MAKES MAINTENANCE MAN A HERO
“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.”
That “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.”
SNAKES IN THE RESTROOM!
The snake somehow migrated to the women’s restroom of a commercial office building. “It kept poking its head up through toilets – and scaring all the ladies!”
That’s when Capelli, then employed by a local plumber, rode to rescue with Gen-Eye™ video inspection equipment.
Crisis swiftly solved – thanks to General Pipe Cleaners’ camera system.
GENERAL’S MINI-ROOTER XP™
“That machine is my friend. And I go nowhere without my friend!”
That’s Jeff Wall on the Mini-Rooter XP™ – his favorite drain cleaning machine.
GENERAL’S VERSITLE KINETIC WATER RAM™
“I don’t want competitors to know I use this tool. Some customers think I have super powers!”
That’s Omar Taylor talking about the lightweight, compact Kinetic Water Ram™ from General Pipe Cleaners.
JM-3080 WATER JET FROM GENERAL PIPE
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