Thursday, October 31, 2013

How a Vactor Truck Can Keep Your Community Clean After the Floods

Scenarios like these highlight the need for vactor truck rentals, which companies like Haaker Equipment Company provide. Without vactor trucks, the refuse and debris left behind by flooding would contaminate fresh water supplies and clog sewers; this scenario would worsen when the next downpour arrives. Vacuum trucks are arguably the most efficient way of getting rid of volumes of mud and sludge in one go. While not mandatory, cities and towns usually buy at least one, new or used, for their sewage cleaning needs. Vactor truck rental companies provide vactor sewer cleaning trucks for industrial and municipal needs, as well as waste water management throughout North America. These vactor trucks help keep communities clean and protect the environment.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Devices That Keep The Sewer System's Integrity

A sewage system is meant to keep waterborne waste away from the community for all kinds of health and sanitary reasons. However, the components of its system are not expected to be at their best condition forever. A lot of factors can contribute to problems in their performance, and that is why regular inspection of the sewage system should be carried out.

On the other hand, sewage system maintenance isn't exactly a simple task. Thorough inspection must first be done to check the system's current condition and determine the requirements of the cleaning job. High quality sewer inspection equipment are vital at this stage.

Closed-circuit television (CCTV) and cameras are samples of sewer inspection equipment that aid in monitoring and evaluating the condition of the sewer system. Images taken from these devices not only give a better idea of the cleaning necessary but they likewise help in pinpointing exactly where the areas that needs improvement or replacement are located.

Accuracy, reliability and durability are among the many considerations in choosing such types of equipment. Fortunately, for the benefit of the community in general, technology has changed the way the systematic and complicated task of inspecting sewer systems is being carried out.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Ever-changing Street Sweeper

The Industrial Revolution caught on with the United States gradually, but when it became widespread, the manufacturing sector displaced many people whose skills could be replicated by machinery more efficiently. However, the introduction of the mechanical sweeper in both England and the United States in the 1840s did not replace the human street sweeper, largely because the innovation did not seem anything revolutionary back then,
Things changed with the introduction of a motor-driven pickup street sweeper by Elgin Sweeper in Illinois, which was first purchased in Boise, Idaho in 1913 right after a demonstration. For Boise's street commissioner, the selling point was the amount the city would save. A horse-drawn sweeper would cost $2,716.77 more. Patents to an enhanced version of the original sweeper were not filed and issued until 1917.
It was in the 1970s, however, when the street sweepers received a major upgrade. Until then, the sweeper can only collect large particles such as fallen leaves and various urban refuse. The roads looked neat, but they remain dirty with smaller particles that mix with rainwater when showers come.

Therefore, it was the need to minimize pollution in water collected by storm drains that pushed the street sweepers of today to be more sophisticated and effective as they are now able to collect small particles of debris. Nowadays, Elgin street sweepers are also equipped with water tanks and sprayers to help the sweeping devices to reduce dust. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Bolstering a Sweeper Broom’s Longevity

A look at any Vactor truck will help you identify a number of common parts. These include the hopper of sizes dependent on the truck model, the hopper lift system, and the side and main brooms. However, the last two are the most active in the entire setup because of frequent contact with the surface. When the sweepers are the only ones capable of cleaning an entire area, keeping the brooms bristling for a long time takes a high priority.
The first and most important item on the maintenance list is to never scrimp on service options – meaning you never get similar but cheaper brushes from any seller aside from the truck’s supplier. In this respect, inspecting the filaments makes a difference because poor-quality filaments will only increase the wear rate.

Take time to look at the broom linkages to make sure they follow road contours – and reduce the wear and tear on the brushes. Have the operators familiarize themselves with the proper adjustment angles for the brushes; such may be possible if the truck actually had controls to help fix the angle on the fly. That's why some experts say that the sweep crews should practice on certain surfaces.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Sewer Inspections And Home Purchases

Maximum jetting efficiency can be achieved with the right sewer nozzles for the cleaner. Haaker offers a variety of brands such as KEG Technologies, ENZ USA, Vactor OEM, etc.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Vactor Trucks: Part of a Storm Water BMP

Subterranean storm water management systems like StormChamber require the use of vacuum trucks on a regular basis for sediment removal. Its patented sediment trap design involves getting up close with the truck's huge nozzle to remove the debris and prevent contamination of rainwater. The result is clean rainwater for residential and commercial buildings to use, cutting on water consumption. Thus, the way experts see it, vacuum trucks are an integral part of a storm water BMP.

In some cases, the vacuum truck may siphon debris out of a sacrificial chamber, a section dedicated entirely to trapping sediments. This won't have any effect on the quality of rainwater collected since the water needs to make a hard turn to make it to the inner chambers, leaving the sediments behind. Fortunately, a vacuum truck's nozzle can reach deep enough to access the sediment trap, which is located deeper into the ground than the sacrificial chamber.

The frequency of maintenance for storm water management systems depends on the frequency of rain in the area. Obviously, the more frequently it rains, the more frequently trucks will have to deploy to storm water chambers to clean them. As the truck performs the work, on-site contamination is lessened since the operator is less likely to go into the chambers unless necessary.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sewer Cameras and Inspection Equipment

Every homeowner who seeks the services of plumbing companies expects complete results. They do not want to have to deal with a recurring problem, particularly after someone had been called to work on it already. Any company who wants to develop and maintain a reputation for good service, therefore, has to conduct a thorough inspection of their customer's sewer system to fix problems at their source.

An effective examination has to reveal the condition of pipelines and other materials that make up the sewage system. The best way to achieve this is by using sewer cameras and other equipment that can go deep into pipelines. There are many different types of these from various suppliers, but the most effective ones at gathering information are those that are maneuverable and flexible enough to go through even the smallest pipes and navigated deep into pipelines of any size.

Some of the most reliable sewer cameras today have multiple lenses that can cover much of their surroundings and can illuminate dark areas to take clear photos. Other kinds of inspection equipment perform other functions like measure pipe diameters, detect corrosion, and determine debris volume. Be sure to contact companies that have a proven track record for giving only the best advice and tools so that your home can be protected from damage.