Vacuum Truck Services
We provide vacuum truck services in the Orlando, FL area for various needs including hydro excavation, lift stations, waste management and more. Vacuum trucks are extremely helpful in our line of business and can make a hard job much easier. If you don’t know much about vacuum trucks and what they have to offer, we’ve answered some common questions below for your convenience.
What is a Vacuum Truck?
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A vacuum truck is basically a very large truck with a heavy-duty tank and a powerful vacuum that works not only on solids, but also liquids and sludge-type consistencies. Sometimes these trucks are called sewer trucks or “honey wagons” because they can be used to empty the “honey bucket”, or composting toilet.
What is a Vacuum Truck used for?
Vacuum trucks are mostly used for the transportation or removal of sanitary waste. Towns, cities, and counties make use of vacuum truck services for the regular maintenance of latrines in parks, clean-up of streets, or cleaning out sewers or sewer lift stations. They can also be used commercially to clean up oil spills or other materials. Vacuum trucks are especially useful in cleaning up liquid waste from various areas.
After the materials are suctioned into the tank of the truck, they are then disposed of properly according to state law. Sewage is usually transported to a wastewater plant for treatment. When suctioning up dust or dry debris, filters are used to prevent air contamination.
Residentially, vacuum trucks can be used for cleaning grease traps or removing sand or mud at construction sites. They can also be used to help construction workers locate lines underground, or can be used for other industries, including agricultural, manufacturing, marine, and power generation.
With hydro excavation we here at Cloud 9 Services, Inc use our high powered vacuum trucks to offer you a number of cleaning services. Contact us today, 407-481-2750, for more information on our vacuum truck services or to get a free quote.
How Does a Vacuum Truck Work?
A vacuum truck works similarly to a shop vac. A powerful pump removes air from the holding tank, which creates a vacuum inside. Opening the primary and secondary shutoff valves on suction hoses forces the tank to try and equalize the pressure inside, letting the truck suck up liquids and sludges. Just like a home vacuum, the quality of the equipment and the power of the pump affect suction power and the ability to handle difficult jobs.
How do Vacuum Trucks Increase Safety?
There's more to vacuum trucks than sewers and septic systems. Vacuum trucks play an important role in keeping towns and work sites clean and safe. For hazardous waste or oil spills, vacuum trucks are essential to quickly clearing and storing any dangerous materials, which prevents them from contaminating the environment or entering local waterways. Whether it's waste management, a hazmat emergency, or environmental cleanup, these big machines are able to handle messy jobs of any size. At Cloud 9 Services, Inc. safety of our workers is a top priority, our team of professionals are experts on safety procedures.
How Can I Access A Vacuum Truck?
At Cloud 9 Services Inc., we are proud to offer vacuum trucks for the use of clean-up projects around the Orlando, FL area. We are happy to come and complete your waste removal project for you. We serve municipalities and counties and have experience with many lift station cleaning, catch basin cleaning, drain system cleaning, and sanitary line cleaning projects.
If you need a vacuum truck for any reason, call us, 407-481-2750, at Cloud 9 Services Inc. today.
Serving the Entire Orlando Area
New Smyrna Beach
1201 W. Jackson St
Orlando, FL 32805