Pipes that are blocked with grease cause complications. Chris Fantauzzo believes investing in the appropriate drain-cleaning equipment may turn challenges like these into profitable opportunities.
According to the proprietor of Mercer Drain Cleaning Service, “Health inspectors, for example, want restaurants to clean grease traps regularly—often every six months.” He goes on to say that homeowners, homeowners associations, and local authorities are also affected by grease, silt, sand, and ice.
According to him, a business opportunity may be found in every difficulty.
The Appropriate Instruments
Because of this, Fantauzzo’s business, which is based in Mercer, New Jersey and is located close to Trenton, New Jersey, has included the well-known and dependable JM-2900 gas-powered water jet from General Pipe Cleaners in its comprehensive assortment of drain cleaning and inspection options.
He says that when a drain cleaning cable passes through grease, the grease will lock up behind the cable, resulting in the line being clogged. However, the JM-2900 clears away even the most stubborn soft clogs by blasting them with a continuous stream of high-pressure water.
The success of Fantauzzo’s business is helped by performances such as those. One of his rivals recently attempted to remove a clog from a cast iron residential line, but the obstruction was there again just a few days later.
“The guy just snaked through a whole mess of toilet paper,” he recalls, adding that this almost immediately resulted in the line being stuck again. We used our JM-2900 to clear the further downstream obstruction, and then we removed the wad from the home trap. Problem fixed—forever.”
The JM-2900 is a more inexpensive alternative to bigger gas-powered jets. It is lighter and more agile than other jets, yet it maintains the same pressure and flow rate level as other jets.
The engine is a tried-and-true Honda model with 13 horsepower and is immediately attached to a triplex pump with 3,000 psi and 4 gallons per minute. The hose reel, with a capacity of 200 feet and a reel brake, is set on a sturdy, heavy-duty frame. It also has two tires with a flat-free foam core, providing optimal stability and making handling simple.
The vital gas- and electric-powered water jets from General, equipped with on-demand Vibra-Pulse for higher nozzle force around tight bends and down lengthy lines, are indispensable weapons in the fight against soft obstructions. Industry professionals such as Fantauzzo praise the dependability of the Jet-Set models, their technological advancements, their mobility, and their safety functions.
“Until we get our General trailer-mounted jet,” adds Fantauzzo, “our JM-2900 handles 4-inch and larger diameter lines.”
It is Crucial to Have Reliability
A user of General Equipment for more than 15 years, he also possesses a JM-1450 electric water jet that is both compact and portable. It is designed for lines 1 1/2 to 4 inches in diameter.
Although it generates 1,500 psi at 1.7 gpm and only draws 13 amps, the JM-1450 is formidable. It is driven by a 1 1/2 hp dual capacitor enclosed motor with an in-line ground fault circuit interrupter, and it is also equipped with Vibra-Pulse and the standard safety measures that come with General products.
When establishing Mercer, Fantauzzo claims he “picked products I already trusted” initially. Now, the vast majority of his arsenal consists simply of general drain-cleaning and inspection solutions:
- A visual system called Gen-Eye includes a digital location.
- Two Speedrooter 91s for jobs that are lengthy and difficult
- Tiny root-cutting equipment manufactured by Metro-Rooter.
- Two manually-operated, auto-feed Power-Vee handheld drain cleaners
- A unique handheld gadget known as a Kinetic Water Ram clears obstructions in pipes and drains using forceful bursts of compressed air and does it in a clean and timely manner.
When Fantauzzo wants to get the most out of his equipment, he frequently combines it. After accurately locating and diagnosing issues with our Gen-Eye, we use the appropriate drain cleaner to bring the process to a successful conclusion.
Fantauzzo warns that water jets are not a suitable replacement for cable machines and cannot remove large obstructions such as tree roots. “That’s why we have our Speedrooter 91s and our Metro-Rooter.”
Every drain cleaning job that Fantauzzo completes comes with a warranty good for 30 days. He never promotes. His rapidly expanding portfolio of happy clients is the sole source of his business success.
Fantauzzo says, “But I Can’t Give a Warranty If I Don’t Do the Job Right,” and he is pretty clear about this point. “And if I don’t have the right tools for the job, I won’t be able to do it to the best of my ability.”
Because of this, he decided to centre his company around drain cleaning and inspection equipment manufactured by General Pipe Cleaners.