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The friction of insulation in an insulation hose can occasionally cause a static charge to build that can shock the equipment operator. It is good practice to ground your machines.

For Insulation Blowing Machines

Occasionally, clients report that using the insulation blowing equipment during a routine attic capping or restoration job causes a static charge that can shock the equipment operator. The easiest way to avoid this is by grounding your equipment. In order to do so, take a standard pair of jumper cables and attach one end to a metal area on the equipment while the other end is attached to a metal bumper or trailer hitch of your truck or trailer. This will prevent static from building.

Grounding your insulation equipment
Grounding your insulation equipment

For Insulation Vacuums

Occasionally, clients report that using the vacuum equipment during a routine attic restoration job causes a static charge that can shock the equipment operator. The easiest way to avoid this is by grounding your equipment. In order to do so, take a standard pair of jumper cables and attach one end to a metal area on the vacuum while the other end is attached to a metal bumper or trailer hitch of your truck or trailer. This will prevent static from building.

Grounding your insulation equipment
Grounding your insulation equipment
Grounding your insulation equipment

Another solution is the new Anti-Static Vacuum (ASV) Wand, which, when used with the Krendl GV180 or GV230 vacuum systems, reduces the opportunity for static charges to build.

Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials (ASPCRO) Arizona Pest Professional Organization (AZPPO) Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association (CIMA) Florida Pest Management Association (FPMA) Georgia Pest Control Association (GPCA) Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Habersham Chamber of Commerce Insulation Contractors Association of America (ICAA) New England Pest Management Association (NEPMA)
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