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Vacuum Systems – Why You Need One

EDCO Turbo Grinder and Vacuum on a job site

EDCO had the opportunity to contribute our knowledge of job site dust collection to Rental Management Magazine. In February 2015, Jason Stanczyk wrote a special report on the benefits of carrying dust collection in rental fleets and construction companies.

There are two primary reasons why rental companies should carry high-quality industrial vacuum systems for dust control: Customer safety and profitability.

Here is the report as appeared in Rental Management:

Rental customers receive high-quality experiences when rental stores match the application to the best equipment for the job. For example, EDCO — Equipment Development Co., Frederick, Md., has a training catalog that lists qualifying questions rental personnel can ask when matching machines to their customers’ applications.

One of these questions reads, “Is dust control a factor?” Regarding surface preparation/concrete work jobs, the answer always should be, “Yes.” Whether a customer requests or understands dust control, it is the rental store’s responsibility to offer a quality vacuum system option.

There are two primary reasons why rental companies should carry high-quality industrial vacuum systems for dust control: Customer safety and profitability.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) continuously seeks to rid work spaces of silica dust. Silica is a microscopic dust hidden inside visible dust clouds created by concrete and masonry work. Silica exposure can cause lung cancer and other deadly respiratory diseases.

As regulations tighten, modern surface preparation fleets must adapt. Meeting OSHA mandates is one reason why rental providers should offer dust prevention for safety. Offering industrial vacuum systems with optional HEPA filters also allows area contractors to expand their surface preparation services into sensitive areas like hospitals, schools and food facilities where clean air is of utmost importance.

It also helps masons and landscapers maintain safe air standards for citizens when cutting hardscape in public areas. All operators increase cleanliness while reducing their labor costs with the constant pick up vacuum systems provide. In short, offering proper dust control is appreciated by renters because they:

  • Meet OSHA standards.
  • Allow contractors to explore new opportunities.
  • Keep community air clean.
  • Reduce labor costs.

In rental it’s all about providing the right tools for the right jobs. An industrial vacuum system always can be the right tool. Dust control fits with surface preparation equipment at every level of removal. Floor strippers, grinders, planers, scabblers and large ride-on floor machines have built-in dust shrouds and vacuum ports. These ports indicate to rental stores to rent the customer another machine — a vacuum.

From carpet removal and topical scraping to deep aggregate grinding, vacuum systems can be paired with any removal job. Vacuums can be rental ticket add-ons that, because of need, produce increased revenue. Profits can increase by simply asking the qualifying question, “Is dust control a factor?”

For instance, while the average daily rental for an industrial vacuum system usually is about half of a two-disc floor grinder, revenue from a one-day grinder rental can increase 50 percent by simply asking if dust control is a factor. Because the answer always should be, “Yes,” rental customers will have the right tools for the job, thus increasing your store’s equipment utilization and profits.

It also is important to pair the correct industrial vacuum system with the dust-producing surface preparation machine. There is a major difference between industrial vacuum systems and residential shop vacuums.

The idea that a residential shop vaccum can keep up with modern surface preparation/concrete work equipment is a common misconception. In reality, the large dust outputs created by this equipment quickly clog a shop vacuum, dirtying workspaces and eventually destroying the unit’s motor.

Furthermore, shop vacuums fall short of industrial vacuum systems in the safety category. Invisible and harmful silica dust pollutes the air by easily traveling through porous and undersized filters commonly found in a shop vacuum. Unlike a shop vacuum, industrial vacuum systems are uniquely designed for large outputs and are equipped with silica-capturing filters.

Click here to read the story on Rental Management Magazine’s website

By:
Jason Stanczyk, Marketing Director for EDCO — He can be reached at 800-638-3326, ext. 180, or jstanczyk@edcoinc.com.

Vacuum Systems – Why You Need One” Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing,
    Some info is useful for my work( my site)
    Thank you again.

  2. This is a awesome things for anybody who wants to discover out about this subject. You recognize so much its almost time-consuming to claim with you . You favorably put a new rotate on a subject that has been released about for years. Nice things, just great!

  3. Thanks for the post!

    That’s some good insight for business owners (like myself).

    It took me a while to actually invest into a descent workshop vacuuming system. As throughout the day, theres a ton of wood shavings and dust around.

    ^^ Again, good post.

    Steven-

    • Jason Stanczyk

      Thanks Steven. Lets us know if you need any more information

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