Monthly Archives: July 2015

Sewer Cleaning Tools: How to Pick the Right Sewer Nozzle for the Job

Tiny as they are, small sewer cleaning tools like nozzles are just as important in the cleaning process. Nozzles are attached to the end of a jetter that directs the water’s pump flow and pressure to clean out gunk in the sewer. No single nozzle suffices for every sewer cleaning endeavor, though, so you must have several nozzle types in your arsenal to prepare for the challenges ahead. Here are some factors to consider when picking the right sewer nozzle for the job.

Jetter Equipment

Jetters come in all shapes and sizes, and while most come with default nozzles, you might want something more specific. Your choice of nozzles will largely depend on the kind of jetter equipment you have and the hose attached to it. For example, if you have a one-inch hose with a flow rate of 15 gallons per minute (GPM), you need a nozzle of suitable specifications for the entire set-up to work properly.


A Look at Sewer Cameras and Why You Ought to Invest in Them

Many sewer cleaning companies find that having a camera comes in handy for certain jobs. After all, it provides a different set of eyes that could pick up on things the naked eye might miss, especially if the sewer inspector is unable to see that far down the pipe or sewer. Of course, as with any high-tech piece of equipment, there are certain things you need to know before making a purchase. Read on for a look at how sewer cameras work, what benefits they offer, and what other factors you need to consider:

How do they work?

Sewer cameras are fiber optic cameras that have a flexible rod with a high-resolution camera at their tip. Said tip is inserted into the pipe for the inspection, sending video images back to the operator and giving him the option to save a recording. Radio transmitters record the depth and physical location from the surface, providing the operator a detailed picture of the problem area. The more accurate the readings, the better he can take action.

Buying Used Street Sweepers and Vacuum Trucks

Buying used street sweepers, or shopping for used but dependable vacuum trucks, however, has many advantages, especially for a small startup company.

The first thing any new business owner looks at is cost. When looking for vacuum trucks for sale or used street sweepers, you’ll want used vehicles that cost significantly less than brand new ones. More importantly, you’ll want the vehicles to perform their heavy-duty functions effectively.

Determine the type of sweeper or vacuum truck you’ll need. Are you looking for a conventional truck that shoots water from jets to clean the streets, or one that cleans with air? There are cleaning vehicles that use spinning brushes instead of air or water. For vacuum trucks, you’ll have to decide whether you want a truck that only picks up liquid, or one that siphons both liquid and solid materials.