Sweeping and Flushing

Here at Almon.ca we are equipped with a variety of sweeping and flushing equipment that enables us to provide better job performance. Our PM 10 compliant selection includes mechanical, vacuum, magnetic and dustless regeneration sweepers with high and low dump capacity. Our flushing fleet has a volume of 2000 to 5000 gallon water tanks.

Our flushing fleet is equipped with multiple nozzles and water hoses to enable us to tackle road surface cleaning, road compaction, sod watering, and filling water tanks and swimming pools.

What Does it Mean to be PM 10 Compliant?

PM is “Particulate Matter”, aka particle pollution. This is a complex mix of very tiny particles and liquid droplets. There are a number of components that make up particle pollution. These include organic chemicals, soil, dust, metals and acids like sulfates and nitrates.

The size of these harmful particles is linked to the potential they have for causing health issues. In general, the EPA’s main concern are particles that are less than 10 micrometers in diameter or smaller. This is because those are the particles that will pass through your natural defense systems in your nose and throat and enter into your lungs.  Once these harmful particles are inhaled, they can affect the lungs and heart, causing adverse health ramifications.

The EPA groups particulate matter into two categories;

  • Particles found near dusty industry and roadways are termed “Inhalable coarse particles” that are smaller than 10 micrometers but larger than 2.5 micrometers in diameter
  • Particles caused by smoke or haze that can be emitted by things like forest fires or unnatural sources like vehicles, power plants and industries are called “Fine particles”. These are less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter

The Bottom Line

Almon Equipment cares about the environment and the health of our workers and clients. We provide a wide variety of sweeping and flushing equipment to meet our customer needs and our professionally trained staff are ready with a solution to any sweeping and flushing issues you may have.