Inlet filters are made to filter rainwater filled with sludge, dirt, mud, and toxins that are commonly a result of an active construction site. They can also help reduce clogged street drains. While there are many companies that offer these types of sediment filters, the tricky part is finding a company that specializes in this type of product. Here are some of the benefits and installation and maintenance facts of inlet filters:
Installing an inlet filter is easy. First, you simply open the Velcro pouch, place optional oil absorbents into their proper place, create a seal between them and the street surface, and re-seal the Velcro. It is important to make sure that the filter is centered against the curb opening. This assures its placement and effectiveness.
While installing or replacing a new inlet curb filter is easy, maintaining that filter is even easier. All you have to do is clean out the filter by removing the mud and debris every time there is a storm. This will keep it nice and clean as well as in proper working order. If you use oil absorbents, as mentioned earlier, you just have to replenish it. Really, that’s it–simple, reliable, and useful.
Now that you know how easy it is to install and maintain them, here are some of the many benefits you will experience by using such types of filters. Most inlet filters and sediment control products come with overflow protection that is built directly into the design. Using an inlet filter can also save you time and money because there is no longer a need to flush the inlets, as the filter guards against this. It also comes in a variety of sizes, so there is a product that fits your specific filtering needs. These filter are reusable and your construction crew can see them clearly, as they are bright orange and incredibly visible.
While the idea of inlet filters may seem intimidating, the above facts should help you realize how beneficial, simple, and convenient the use of inlet filters can be. No matter if your construction site is large or small, you probably will have a use for this type of product (unless you live in a place where it never rains). It will protect the rainwater from toxins and unnecessary sediment and will keep your construction site safe and clean. If you don’t currently have a need for an inlet filter, consider the erratic weather going on around the world and start preparing for potential rainstorms.