Essential Equipment for Essential Operations

As we face unprecedented circumstances across the globe, we are proud to support essential businesses and operations with our equipment. We’ve designed this page to direct you to resources for your company or municipality that may provide some guidance on equipment capabilities and functions.

Hygiene and sanitation are basics of why our equipment exists. We have always been focused on providing you and your teams with the machines to keep your cities and communities clean and flowing. Now is no different!

RECONSIDER YOUR EQUIPMENT’S CAPABILITIES

Traditional uses of our equipment include sewer and storm drain cleaning, debris and blockage removal, and hydro-excavation. However, these units are equipped with just the right components to sanitize and disinfect communal and public areas quickly and efficiently.

Covid Combination Truck

Combo Machines

Our combination machines utilize high pressure water to break up debris in pipelines and storm drains. In addition, these units can remove and store debris – solid and liquid – in its debris tank for proper removal and disposal.

Apply disinfectant solution to the water supply in order to clean surfaces such as park benches, handrails, shopping carts and other commonly touched areas.

Learn more about Combination Machines

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Hydrovac Machines

Our hydrovac machines feature handgun components that are ideal for precise spraying and cleaning of potentially infected services.

The boiler system allows for the water to be heated, improving the ability to clean and sanitize common areas.

Learn more about Hydrovac Machines

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Jetter Machines

Jetters are simple units that utilize high pressure water for cleaning and debris flushing.

The same concept can be applied to clean communal areas. Just apply a disinfectant solution either into the water capacity or on the areas being cleaned first and then spray down.

Learn more about Jetter Machines

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Combo Trailers

These portable yet powerful units can remove and store debris – solid and liquid – in its debris tank for proper removal and disposal.

Apply disinfectant solution to the water supply in order to clean surfaces such as park benches, handrails, shopping carts and other commonly touched areas.

Learn more about Combination Trailers

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Hydrovac Trailers

A portable and powerful version of our hydrovac unit on a trailer makes these ideal for jobs in urban or dense areas.

Utilize the high pressure water flow in combination with anti-viral solutions to disinfect and clean.

Learn more about Hydrovac Trailers

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Jetter Trailers

Jetters are simple units that utilize high pressure water for cleaning and debris flushing.

The same concept can be applied to clean communal areas. Just apply a disinfectant solution either into the water capacity or on the areas being cleaned first and then spray down.

Learn more about Jetter Machines

As Simple as Washing Your Hands – How to Use Your Unit for Surface Cleaning

Outfitting your unit to take on new responsibilities of cleaning and disinfecting communal areas is simple. We have outlined several of these options below.

  • Utilize a separate applicator system to cover the area with disinfectant. Use the low-pressure handgun and fresh water capacity on your unit to spray off and leave to dry.
  • The anti-viral agent isopropyl alcohol can be added directly to the unit’s water capacity or through a soap and chemical injector component allowing operators to use the low-pressure handgun to spray and wash all-in-one from the unit. Please keep in mind that you will need to flush your water system after this technique.
  • Utilize a lance accessory that attaches to your low-pressure handgun. This accessory will store and spray the anti-viral solution and water without any direct contact to the water supply of the unit.

The following site lists disinfectants approved by the EPA to treat certain viruses. We recommend applying disinfectant solutions from a sprayer system that is separate from your unit and then washing down with your truck.

Environmental Protection Agency – List of Disinfectants

Centers for Disease Control – How to Disinfect

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PPE – Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is more important now than ever before. Fortunately, our industry is well-trained in providing and utilizing equipment to protect our operators and surrounding bystanders.

Here are a few reminders as you operate equipment: (Click to download print version)

Equipment Checklist

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Before beginning work, ensure all safety warning equipment and PPE is in proper use

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Thoroughly read the ingredients and instructions on any additional substance you plan to use to disinfect surfaces. Follow all regulations and precautions.

Unit Maintenance is a Must

In order to complete your essential tasks, your unit must be maintained properly.

Contact us for questions on Parts and Service to keep you and your team on the job.

ONETOUCHSERVICE Team

servicegroup@vac-con.com

904.529.1300

Parts Department

partsdepartment@vac-con.com

904.284.4200

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Verify your unit(s) is up-to-date on annual DOT inspection.

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Do not continue to run your unit if abnormal noises occur. Stop immediately to mitigate further damage. Contact your dealer service department or Vac-Con for questions.

Know the Basics

Understanding the basics of your unit is critical to complete your tasks correctly.
For unit training or refresher courses, visit us here:

Vac-Con Training Site

http://training.vac-con.com/

For questions, call or contact us at 904.284.4200 or vns@vac-con.com