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,…


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…


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…


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…


Vac-Con®️ Truck Daily Inspection

By southvac | November 12, 2020

Every Vac-Con®️ truck is an investment that gives back what you put into it. To maximize your truck’s performance, you’ll need to establish a daily inspection routine that increases its uptime and lifespan. General Inspection Tips for After Everyday Operation Remember to check your truck’s OEM manual for specific instructions on how to inspect it after…


A Guide to Winterizing Your Combination or Vacuum Truck

By southvac | October 13, 2020

It’s no secret that driving – much less working – in the winter can prove harmful to any machine. Harsh conditions and freezing temperatures may vary by your location, but winterizing your combination or vacuum truck will extend its life. Maintaining your vehicle throughout the cold season will not only preserve its life and efficiency,…


Keeping Your Commercial Property Clean

By southvac | October 2, 2020

You always want visitors to your commercial property to have a positive first impression and come away knowing you take pride in keeping your property clean and safe. This impression will go a long way toward building a positive reputation for your business or organization. It doesn’t matter if you’re a small commercial property or…


Advancements in Sewer Cleaning

By southvac | August 21, 2020
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Since the days of the Industrial Revolution and the adoption of modern sewer systems, cleaning technologies have evolved significantly. If you are a plumber or contractor still leaning on traditional methods and sewer cleaning tools, it’s time to take a look at the latest advancement in the industry. Utilizing contemporary sewer cleaning machines eliminates time…


Buying Versus Renting a Vacuum Truck

By southvac | July 15, 2020
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The question of whether you should own or rent a vacuum truck is not an easy one to decide. There are important questions you need to answer: Do you work seasonally or for the entire year? If you bought a truck, would you be able to use it enough to justify the cost? Are you…


How Townships and Municipals Can Proactively Avoid Floods

By southvac | June 23, 2020
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If you’re in a township or municipality that suffers from flooding, you know what an inconvenience it is. Flooding disrupts traffic, washes out roads, ruins lawns and gardens and causes major damage to homes, businesses and public buildings. While it’s hard to control Mother Nature, there are precautions that can be taken before a flood…


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