Hulcher Services performs drain cleaning as part of its line of environmental and industrial services.
Drains and drain pipes become clogged for a variety of reasons. Drainage systems at industrial facilities can become clogged as a result of the normal collection and transference of oils, water and other fluids. Similarly, drains at rail yards, diesel or car shops and on track pans will occasionally become obstructed with sand and various materials. Periodically, these drains must be cleaned out as part of the normal maintenance of the system.
Unlike many other environmental service providers, Hulcher’s crews are uniquely qualified to clean drains in railroad environments. They are certified by all Class I railroads to work and are trained and experienced with performing work at rail yards and along the Right-of-Way.
Hulcher’s environmental professionals perform drain cleaning service. They can perform drain cleaning by hand, using a pressure washer with jetter chip or with hi-rail vacuum trucks depending on the drain and the needs of the situation. Drain cleaning sometimes requires confined space entry and Hulcher’s environmental crews have all the permits and certifications, monitors, confined space equipment and safety lines to do this work as well. Hulcher crews are equipped with the PPE necessary for confined space entry, up to and including respirators, goggles and chemical protective clothing, as appropriate for the contents of the car being cleaned.
Hulcher’s fleet of equipment includes hi-rail vacuum trucks. All Hulcher vacuum trucks are equipped with hi-rail gear, allowing them to support projects like oil water separator cleaning in busy environments like rail yards where off-track access is severely limited. Our fleet also includes the pressure washer, also called the power washer because it is a powerful device for cleaning pipes, hoses and surfaces with a jet of water. The pressure washer is invaluable for jetting the lines leading into the oil water separator tank.
Typically, drain cleaning is a scheduled project but may also be required in emergency situations. As a railroad contractor, Hulcher’s Customer Service Center is available 24 / 7/ 365 to take your call and can have a crew on the road within one hour of your call – any time, day or night.
Hulcher’s drain cleaning is just one of our industrial services for the railroads and industry. Call 800-637-5471 today to learn more about drain cleaning and all of Hulcher’s industrial and environmental services.
Photos of Drain Cleaning Projects