Mother Nature reminded us all of the destructive power of floods recently when the U.S. was hit by back-to-back hurricanes in Harvey and Irma. Flo Trend’s corporate headquarters is located in Houston, Texas, and many of our staff and family were directly affected by Harvey’s historic rainfall. Fortunately, Flo Trend also provides dewatering equipment that can help communities recover after a flood.
Flood waters not only create significant damage immediately, but also have a long-term impact on buildings. The longer water soaks into a structure, the more damage it will cause. Wood will warp, drywall will turn to mush, and foundations will crack as wet ground shift beneath them. Mold is also an important health concern and can grow on wet areas and behind walls. With rising waters, sewage and even wildlife can enter living spaces. Simply put, the sooner untreated water is removed from structures, the better.
Experts agree that removing water quickly and as safely as possible is a critical factor in recovery operations following a flood. Fast water displacement is best done with a mechanical pump. That’s why Flo Trend offers the Flo-Vac Pump for use in conjunction with our patented container filters, including the Sludge Mate. The Flo-Vac provides the vacuum required for fast dewatering of the sludge left behind in structures after a flood.
Since most pumps rely on electricity or combustion engine to drive the action that will pull out floodwater, having a power source is critical after a flood. To make this powering process as easy as possible, the Flo-Vac Pump can run on electricity, gasoline, or diesel—whichever is available in the aftermath of a storm.
The Flo-Vac Pump is connected to a container filter, where circulating liquid in the tank creates a vacuum. The Flo-Vac produces vacuum pressure of 30 inches of mercury. It is also dry-run proof, meaning that its eductor functions whether it is taking in air or water with no interruption or damage to the pump. The sludge enters the container filter, where solids are filtered out into a dry cake for dumping. Clear water will drain from the container filter and can be safely returned to a municipal waterworks.
Flo Trend can customize the Flo-Vac to suit any job. Available tank sizes range from 45 gallons to 1,000 gallons. The Flo-Vac is also available in standard and explosive-proof models.
Do you need equipment to dewater thousands of gallons of flood-related sludge? Call Flo Trend today at 1-800-762-9893. We can engineer a custom solution to any dewatering challenge!