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The Benefits of Rent-Now, Own-Later Municipal Equipment

By southvac | September 8, 2021

It’s no secret that municipal governments across the Southeast are working with tight budgets. For many of these entities, purchasing new machines such as street sweepers, storm and sewer cleaning trucks and leaf vacuum equipment isn’t a viable option. Rent-to-own programs can provide a cost-effective alternative that makes more financial sense for municipalities with limited…

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Pipe Repair Systems Overview: QuickLock

By southvac | August 24, 2021
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QuickLock is a compression-based pipe repair accessory that enables users to repair the inside of pipes without the use of resin, glues or chemicals. This rehab sleeve is ideal for trenchless commercial pipe repair due to its noninvasive techniques and process efficiency. How Trenchless Pipe Repair Works QuickLock makes commercial pipe repair faster and easier…

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The Environmental Impact of Hydro Excavation

By southvac | June 29, 2021

Hydro excavation is an innovative digging technique that’s quickly becoming a popular way to excavate compared to traditional approaches. This excavation method offers a wide range of benefits. Along with its accuracy, efficiency, ability to reduce risk and decreased potential damage, hydro excavation is by far a more environmentally friendly excavation option. Instead of manually removing soil, hydro…

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The Many Uses of a Vacuum Truck

By southvac | June 9, 2021
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Are you familiar with an industrial Vacuum Truck? You might have seen one being used for sewer or septic tank pumping, but did you know they have many other uses? Here at Southern Vac, we’re your local Vacuum Truck expert and know these machines inside and out. We thought we’d share a few of the different uses…

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Community Benefits of a Street Sweeper

By southvac | May 11, 2021
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If you’re in charge of cleaning and maintaining the streets in your community, you’re probably always looking for smarter and more efficient ways to get the job done. When you equip yourself with the right equipment and tools, you can get more done and provide a safer and healthier environment for your citizens. One way…

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Types of Equipment Used for Road Maintenance

By southvac | April 8, 2021

Roadwork can range from repairing potholes to removing debris to keep the area clear. Road maintenance and construction require specific pieces of equipment to complete each job. No matter what your next project is, you need equipment that will give you the best results possible. To find the best pieces of equipment for road maintenance,…

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Hydro Excavation Safety Tips & Procedures

By southvac | March 16, 2021

Hydro excavation involves the use of pressurized water, wands, and vacuums to reach underground utilities. Crews that need to trench or access components below grass and soil rely on this technology to complete tasks without disturbing nearby surfaces. Hydro excavation methods promote maximum uptime, but it is vital to follow a safety checklist to reduce…

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The Problem With Potholes and How to Properly Repair Them

By southvac | March 10, 2021

We’ve all had the misfortune of running over a pothole in an automotive vehicle. These divots in asphalt catch you by surprise and can cause significant damage to wheels, exhaust systems, and front-end components. Not to mention, potholes weaken the structural integrity of paved surfaces. Repairing potholes in roads is simple to do with the…

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Guide to Hydro Jetting and How It Works

By southvac | January 29, 2021

Buildup in a sewer line is never good news. It causes sluggish drainage, backups and overflows — in the United States, between 23,000 and 75,000 sanitary sewer overflows occur every year. In England, the recent discovery of a London “fatberg” measuring 800 feet long and weighing about 143 tons made global news with its monstrous…

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Vac-Con® Truck Weekly Inspection

By southvac | November 24, 2020

In addition to following your daily inspection routine, remember to perform weekly inspections on your Vac-Con® truck. By taking the time to inspect your truck every week, you can ensure years of performance out of it. General Tips for Weekly Maintenance Proper weekly maintenance takes a lot of diligence and a little common sense. When you’re…

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