Hundreds of water blasters supplied by Kennards Hire were transported from its hire centres around Australia for the huge clean-up that followed the Queensland floods.
Flood waters from the receding Brisbane River left behind a thick layer of mud that covered numerous properties.
Concrete care and repair firm, Total Projects hired a 4000psi water blaster from Kennards Hire to supplement its own equipment while cleaning up and rebuilding the basement and car park of the Performing Arts Centre at South Bank.
Pat Bermingham, who operates the company comments that the water was 600mm deep in the car park and though it drained out through the stormwater system, it also left a massive amount of mud behind.
After using a fire hose to volume wash the car park, the water blasters were used to remove all the silt to create a safe working environment for the demolition and rebuilding work that was to follow.
The powerful water blaster came with 100 metres of pressure hose, which gave them more flexibility as they were able to leave it up top and work down below in the car park.
Another 4000psi water blaster was hired for the clean-up at Fruit Link’s warehouse in the Brisbane Produce Market at Rocklea, where the water level rose 3.3 metres.
Fruit Link’s Rod Sciven says that there was 6 inches of slush through the markets and it took a team of 40 people along with the water blasters to pressure wash the area three times.
Kennards’ range of water blasters includes petrol-powered 4000psi and 2000psi models, 1200psi electric water blasters and 1500psi hot water units.