Dewatering is an important part of municipal wastewater treatment, among a host of other applications. Essentially, this is the process in which solid and liquid wastes are separated, making it easier, more cost-effective, and potentially more environmentally sustainable to dispose of that waste. In order to ensure a successful dewatering process, it’s usually best to coordinate with a dewatering pump rental company.
It’s worth noting, however, that there are many sludge dewatering rental equipment vendors out there, and not all of them are created equal. How can you be certain you’re selecting the most reliable provider of pump rental equipment? Explore these tips and guidelines.
How to Hire the Right Dewatering Pump Rental Services
Ask About Rapid Deployment
Hopefully, you’ll have plenty of advance warning that you need to hire a sludge dewatering rental equipment company. In some situations, however, you may not have the luxury of time. In real emergencies, it’s essential to ask about rapid response deployment, ensuring your vendor can have equipment on the ground and ready to go within 24 hours or so. Not all companies can deploy so quickly, so this is definitely something worth asking about directly.
Browse the Tech
Frankly, when it comes to dewatering water treatment technology, there’s a lot of variation in overall quality and effectiveness. Before selecting a vendor, have them walk you through some of the tech options they offer. Look for a company that has some fairly state-of-the-art pumps, and also a company that can offer you a variety of options to choose from. After all, when it comes to selecting the right dewatering pump, there are no one-size-fits-all solutions.
Inquire About Personnel
Getting the right dewatering equipment is obviously important, but so is being able to use it effectively! Your team may or may not have the right level of expertise, and even if you do, working an unfamiliar dewatering pump may prove more time-intensive than you’d like. Some of the best dewatering pump rental companies will send highly trained personnel to help use the pump effectively, allowing you and your team to focus on other core efficiencies.
Verify the Expected Downtime
Usually, when you get into dewatering water treatment processes, it involves an interruption from your regular operations. This downtime is par for the course, but naturally, you want to keep lost productivity to a minimum. Before hiring a dewatering pump rental company, be sure you ask them what sort of interruptions you can anticipate. A good dewatering pump rental company should be able to give you a rough time frame.
Do Your Due Diligence
More generally, just bear in mind that pump rental companies are all different, and it’s worth checking into two or three different companies to compare and contrast the options, the pricing, etc. In particular, ask about experience level, years in the business, and the technology portfolio. Also, don’t hesitate to request references or testimonials from past customers and clients. A good, reputable company should be willing to offer you some of this info.
More Questions? Reach Out to P&H Senesac
If you’re ready to do some vetting, we’re here to chat. Reach out to P&H Senesac with any questions you may have. We’d love to tell you more about our experience in pump dewatering equipment rentals, as well as digester cleaning/anaerobic digester cleaning systems. P&H Senesac has decades of experience, and a proven track record for technological innovation.
We’d love to give you total confidence in your dewatering pump rental. Contact us to ask any questions or to seek additional information.