Sewer Cleaning

Most citizens are unaware of what goes on above and beneath the surface of their cities, streets and even homes when it comes to wastewater and stormwater. Cleaning and maintaining those established and intricate underground and above-ground systems is essential to the health and safety of a community. Obstructions in a line, such as roots, grease or debris, and even broken pipe and joint failures can cause major issues to a sewer system, while stormwater runoff can leave behind gravel, sand, leaves and other debris that will clog a storm sewer system as well. Whether addressing emergency situations or performing preventative maintenance such as routine cleaning, municipalities and contractors depend on sewer cleaning equipment that is reliable and efficient.

Municipalities and contractors use two systems for sewer cleaning, jetting and vacuuming. Jetting is a process in which a high-pressure water hose with a sewer jetting nozzle is pushed into a pipeline. High-pressure water is released to dislodge dirt and flush it away into a gully hole. As the dirt is removed, the nozzle continues to move deeper into the sewer. Sewer cleaners also use vacuuming to remove solids and water in addition to jetting.

Sewer Cleaning

Performing routine inspections and sewer cleaning is the best way to keep a sewer system working properly. Sewer systems around the world vary due to the type of pipe material, shape, size and location of the system. Regardless of these variables, sewer systems must be routinely cleaned to ensure safe, consistent movement of the wastewater.

Sewer cleaning is the process of removing built-up debris, such as leaves, grease, grit, sand and obstructions such as tree roots from the sewer system. Sewers collect different types of wastewater from a vareity of places such as homes, offices and industries. Additionally, improperly closed or missing manhole covers can also allow surface debris to enter a sewer system. To keep the sewer line in working condition and efficiently taking away wastewater, it is necessary to keep the sewer free of debris and obstructions that could prevent optimum flow conditions in the pipes. Improper flow can lead to problems over time such as severely clogged pipes, corrosion, backups, overflows and unpleasant odors.

Sewer cleaners combine high-pressure jetting and vacuuming to scour pipes clean and vacuum up debris to restore and maintain normal sewer flow.

Water Treatment Plant Cleaning

Pressure washing and vacuum cleaning has various applications in water treatment plant cleaning. Combo units meet the cleaning needs of water treatment plants using a positive displacement vacuum system for various vacuum applications. This provides the ideal solution for cleaning grit chambers, sludge pits, bar screens and removing sludge and other substances from lagoons, providing a setting for the most sanitary water possible.

Water Main Repair

Vacuum cleaning is an optimal solution for various applications utilized by municipal water departments, such as area cleanup prior to fixing or replacing water mains and fire hydrants and cleaning valve boxes. Combo units provide a fast and safe way to remove material without requiring traditional digging equipment to excavate a jobsite. This is ideal in emergency situations where time is of the essence, such as fixing water main breaks or replacing fire hydrants.

Cleaning and Washing

A number of tasks, including sign washing and street cleaning, can be accomplished efficiently with high-pressure water and vacuum systems, often used for cleaning sewers and catch basins, making them versatile cleaning systems. Combo sewer cleaners and jetters can also be used as pressure washers to accomplish virtually any high-pressure cleaning application, without the need for additional cumbersome equipment.

Storm Drain Cleaning

Keeping storm drains clean is essential for a properly functioning water drainage system. Unfortunately, this task is often overlooked until disaster strikes. A storm drain system can be as simple as a series of drains and catch basins. In other cases it could be part of a larger municipal stormwater system. In either scenario, street gutters collect flowing water from the surrounding surfaces such as pavement, sidewalks, streets and parking lots. Storm drains receive the flow so that streets and pathways do not flood.

Stormwater run-off often carries gravel, sand, leaves and other street debris. This material often runs down the system after it has rained, creating buildups within the system. When rainwater can no longer flow down a system because pipes and culverts are blocked, streets can become flooded creating hazardous or impassable travel conditions.

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