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Fragrant lube oil solves vacuum pump odor issue

Problem: Waste Management Corp., a portable sanitation company in Houston, had a customer order 600 restrooms for a plant’s month-long maintenance shutdown. More than 3,000 skilled maintenance workers used these restrooms and worked around them. When the vacuum truck serviced the restrooms, workers complained about noxious fumes released while pumping the holding tanks of the toilets.

Solution: Service Sales Company was contacted to find a solution. The company found a high-grade vacuum pump lubricating oil with a powerful solvent-based fragrance oil that would not separate from the lube oil. After adding this blend to the pump oil reservoir, the complaints ceased.

Result: The plant management was pleased with the portable restroom operator’s efforts, and has used the company’s service every year since. Service Sales now markets the fragrance oil solution under the brand name Sweet Oil. 800/940-1046.



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