Drain Cleaning Articles

  • Impact of floods, hurricanes and storms

    What happens to the water network in the wake of hurricanes and floods? Just days after Hurricane Harvey dumped over 50 inches of rain on the American state of Texas causing the deaths of 60 people and delivering billions of dollars worth of damage to homes and property, Hurricane Irma has wreaked havoc in the Caribbean with the most powerful Atlantic storm in recorded history. ...


    By Detectronic Ltd

  • LINZ - ASTEN (Austria) Municipal WWTP - Case Study

    Number of Tanks: 8 Total Volume: 92,000 m³ Water Depth: 7.4 m SOTR Standard Oxygen Transfer Rate: 9,740 kgO2/h Total Airflow: 73,600 Nm3/h No. of AEROSTRIP® Diffusers: 3.328 Linz is the capital of Austrian federal state “Upper Austria” and third-largest ...


    By Aquaconsult Anlagenbau GmbH

  • Maintenance To-Do: Coil Cleaning

    A coil-cleaning program should be an integral part of maintaining some kinds of process cooling equipment. Most people think of coil cleaning as a building or facility prepares to turn on the air-conditioners for another season. Admittedly, spring is a perfect time to put such cleaning and maintenance at the top of the to-do list. Condenser and evaporator coils are an integral part of HVAC ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Great Lakes restoration is under threat. Here’s why that matters

    Degraded by decades of pollution, the North American Great Lakes are finding new life through cleanup efforts now threatened by proposed federal budget cuts. The St. Louis River, which flows into Lake Superior — the greatest of North America’s Great Lakes — has a long and turbulent history. Once a portal for Native American trade and a garden for wild ...


    By Ensia

  • How do You Know When You Need Commercial Plumbers

    In your day-to-day routine, either at home or at your business, the plumbing doesn’t get much attention. That is, until it starts showing warning signs of problems via sinks, tubs, and shower stalls not draining, toilets not flushing, or sewage backing up into your basement. It’s true you can buy drain openers and cleaners in the hardware store or even in the grocery store, but these ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Bulk Liquid Storage Tanks – What’s the difference?

    Bulk liquid storage tanks are able to handle various types of liquids in most any situation.  We’ve covered it here and we’ve also covered which industries utilize our liquid ...


    By Pac-Van, Inc.

  • WESPS continue to deliver

    Compliance with the increasingly stringent air pollution regulations of recent years is not the only reason forwardthinking industry leaders are adopting more sophisticated gas cleaning and air pollution control strategies. The desire to achieve higher performance efficiencies, control costs in a competitive marketplace, and stay ahead of the regulatory compliance curve is another driver of ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Top 10 Valve Considerations for Pressure Management Zones/DMA’s

    For basic pressure management or more advanced modulating pressure management, water suppliers create a network of District Metered Areas (DMA’s) or smaller, more manageable pressure management zones. The DMA or pressure zone gives the ability to measure flow and control pressure, when a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Cleaning effect of Cetamine V217 in municipal housing complex treatment - Case Study

    Cleaning effect of Cetamine treatment 1. KEYWORDS Cetamine, boiler, heating system, cleaning, municipal housing 2. BACKGROUND This case study is based on an application in a municipal housing complex. The steam is used to heating buildings on a campus. The boilers got very little attention from the onsite staff. The softener was ...


    By Kurita

  • Geotextile Gravel Pavers keep lake clean in Denver - Case Study

    Denver’s City Park is an iconic symbol of the Mile High City. The oft-photographed park is home to the city’s zoo and the Denver Nature and Science Museum, as well as sports and recreational areas. In 2014, the asphalt parking lot for the Denver Pavilion inside the park was scheduled to be resurfaced. The city, with the help of StudioCPG, a landscape architecture and planning firm, ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Drain Cleaning Does Not Require Digging Anymore

    The professionals at Lake Norman Septic use cable snakes and other tools to locate your septic issue and unclog any drains and pipes. Before these techniques existed a septic tank issue often meant intensive digging and weeks of messy yard waste. The new cable snakes use tiny cameras than can easily squeeze through your sewer and septic ...


    By Lake Norman Sewer & Septic

  • New Actros gets the drivers’ vote at Wessex Water

    Wessex Water is running its first Mercedes-Benz tractor units after the New Actros came out on top in a comprehensive evaluation exercise that involved drivers and other colleagues from the company’s sludge operations team. Mercedes-Benz dealer Pentagon Commercials won the order for the regional water and sewage treatment business’s 10 tractor units, which work with tank trailers. ...


    By Water Active Ltd

  • Lanes cleans Cascade

    It is not just drains that benefit from Lanes’ cleaning skills. Earlier this year, the team was asked to help spring clean the Grand Cascade, a spectacular water feature at The Alnwick Garden, one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK. The Grand Cascade is the largest water feature of its kind in the country, with 7260 gallons of water per minute tumbling down a series of 21 ...


    By Water Active Ltd

  • Lanes for Drains proves its waste management capability

    Lanes for Drains has shown it has waste management expertise that reaches beyond pipes and sewers Ð by managing a project to remove hundreds of tonnes of leachate from a landfill site in East Anglia. The companyÕs St Neots depot in Cambridgeshire, was awarded the contract to remove the waste water and transport it to a registered waste transfer station for safe disposal. The ...


    By Water Active Ltd

  • Lanes high-powered jetter relieves village flooding risk

    Lanes for Drains engineers have saved a community near Bristol from the threat of flooding by cutting tonnes of calcite from a pipe taking spring water to the River Avon. They brought in a trailer-mounted jetting unit that can deliver water at up to 15,000 PSI Ð up to twice the pressure of a conventional HPWJ machine Ð to blast the mineral deposits. Engineers at the Lanes for Drains ...


    By Water Active Ltd

  • Catalytic hard water scale prevention system saves thousands of dollars

    The Western Technology Center in Oklahoma was experiencing ongoing scaling issues in their cafeteria building requiring costly planned maintenance and chemical use.  Six Rinnai tankless water heaters had to be descaled every month with the cleaning process requiring most of one day.  The heaters are fitted with keypads that flash a “descale required” code when ...

  • Providing Skimming Solutions For Industries Worldwide

    Product Overview Skimall Model AG25 "Mini David" Oil Skimming System The Model AG25 Oil Skimming System is designed to remove free-floating oils, grease and other material from the surface of water in indoor and outdoor applications where space is limited. The compact design makes it ideal for applications including oil/water separators, "tramp oil" removal from ...


    By SkimTech Inc.

  • Drilling: Then & Now

    In a recent conversation with a colleague, we discussed the then and now of drilling. Reflecting back to 1988, it was jarring to realize that we have entry-level Geologists & Engineers today that were born that year! They won’t ever truly know what it was like then, and how far the drilling industry has come. They would be amazed at the lives, limbs, and hearing lost over past decades, ...


    By Woodward Drilling Co., Inc.

  • Daimer Unveils Carpet Cleaners with Truck Mount Power

    U.S.A – October 12, 2012 – Daimer Industries, Inc.®, supplying the most comprehensive selection of cleaning machines in the industry with over 600 models, has released its USA made XTreme Power® XPH-9600 carpet steam cleaners. The systems offer Daimer®'s low-flow technology, temperatures up to 210ºF within three to five minutes, and heavy-duty, completely ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • How to Select Steam Cleaners with Right Accessories?

    Steam cleaners require many accessories, including different types of detailing brushes. However, not every steamer carries the right accessories. Here are a few tips to selecting steam cleaners with the most appropriate accessories. Large assortment The more varied the accessories, the more versatile the steam cleaners are. Steam cleaners are needed for a variety of cleaning ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

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