Thursday, July 31, 2014

Before Buying a Home, Perform a Sewer Inspection

One action often overlooked by prospective homeowners is inspecting the sewer system. This is no surprise considering that a home’s connection to the sewers is often far from their minds; buyers look at a home’s walls and rooms, while assuming that the plumbing is fine. This is a mistake, and there are several problems that a thorough sewer inspection can detect beforehand.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sewer Secrets: Stuff that Sewer Cleaning Tools Remove from Pipelines

"What needs to be done Maintenance teams in most of the country’s cities do their best to clear the sewage lines using powerful vacuum and purging equipment. For the street gutter openings, there are trucks that collect loose objects and debris. Meanwhile, for the smaller network of pipes that make up the sewer, nozzles that shoot water at high pressure are inserted to clear them of any obstructions. An ounce of prevention Having a debris-free sewer system ensures that excess water from heavy rainfall can be easily transported out of the city to prevent flash floods. A number of public health and sanitary issues can also be avoided when all the waste is literally flushed away like it should be."

Monday, July 28, 2014

The History behind the Street Sweeper

Unless you’ve literally never been out of your house in your life, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen those hulking, noisy street sweepers that roam either your quiet neighborhood or your city’s bustling streets. But have you ever wondered how the use of those contraptions began?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Caught on Cam: Investing in Sewer Cameras to Solve Plumbing Problems

"Is one camera enough? Any plumber worth their salt nowadays has at least one. The bigger outfits have taken the extra step and invested in more than one camera to cater to multiple clients. Although each of these cameras is considerably worth a lot, it has the potential of paying for itself as the jobs keep pouring in. Many contractors and plumbing companies have now made a free camera inspection part of their menu of services, to attract more clients. It’s high time to invest in more advanced sewer inspection equipment from plumbing tool suppliers, and watch the profits flow in."

Friday, July 25, 2014

Three Tips for Buying a Street Sweeper for Sale for Street Cleaning

"Stick to the budget. Any cleaning equipment of an industrial nature is going to be pricier than its household counterparts. Local governments should, therefore, be financially prepared if they plan to buy their own street cleaning equipment. If they have other urgent projects on the table to serve the community, it might be good to consider a used street sweeper or other economical alternatives instead of a brand-new tool. Street cleaning is a necessary task to ensure sanitation in communities. However, traditional cleaning tools don’t cut it out anymore. For maximum efficiency, local governments can rely on quality street cleaning equipment like the ones sold or rented out by Haaker Equipment Company."

Thursday, July 24, 2014

How Do Vacuum Trucks Work?

Whenever your city or community’s sewage system clogs up or is starting to show signs that it’s about to, your local government will send out vacuum trucks to take care of the problem, as they are a much easier solution to sanitation problems than relying solely on manpower. So how exactly do these cleaning machines work?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Efficient Vactor Trucks Help Solve Sewer Problems Caused by Flooding

" But it is precisely these flatland neighborhoods that are likely to be flooded – and not only with water but also with a toxic stew of industrial runoff and sewage — when the Bay’s sea level rises or a global warming -induced storm occurs, say ecologists and area planners who have looked at the problem.” With some areas in Oakland on the priority list for urban planning, like West Oakland, flooding is all the more a possibility. Fields and woodlands converted into roads, highways, parking lots, and residential communities are likely to become inefficient when it comes to absorbing rainfall. According to the United States Search and Rescue Task Force, urbanization elevates rainwater runoff, converting streets into virtual streams. This early, local officials in Oakland may want to look into acquiring efficient vactor trucks to help them deal with any imminent floods."

Monday, July 21, 2014

Garbage Disposal Dos and Don’ts

Garbage disposals are great tools to have in one’s kitchen—and it’s something that many potential tenants are looking for. They are extremely useful, because they help prevent large food pieces from clogging drain and sewer pipes. As a property owner, here are a few dos and don’ts for your tenants to follow in order to take good care of this particularly nifty kitchen device and ensure that your drains and sewers are free from blockage.