Hydro Excavation is the only non-destructive method of digging, utilizes pressurized water and a vacuum system to quickly and safely expose underground infrastructure.

EdenFlo Pump Truck services offers the best hydrovac service in the lower mainland.

The hydrovac process involves injecting pressurized water into the ground through a handheld wand. As the soil cover is liquefied, the resulting slurry is simultaneously extracted by a powerful vacuum and stored in a tank onboard the hydrovac.

 

Hydrovac Service from EdenFlo

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If you are trenching, or need to expose underground infrastructure or utilities, the EdenFlo hydrovac truck service offers the best value for contractors and municipalities.    Our service areas include Delta, Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Richmond and as far away as Lions Bay and Abbotsford.

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If you are wondering about whether there is a difference in the quality for such a basic need as septic tank service.  You should think again.

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EdenFlo has built their septic service based on two proven ingredients.   Courteous, well trained staff, with quality modern reliable equipment.  For over a decade, the new owners of EdenFlo Vacuum Truck service have followed this recipe.    Customers in Delta, Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Richmond and as far away as Lions Bay and Abbotsford have benefited from our service.

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Although septic service is not something that you normally comment on, a survey by  ThreeBestRated.ca found EdenFlo customers were extremely happy with EdenFlo’s service.    ThreeBestRated is a North American rating agency that provides genuine “non paid” ratings for different products and services in major urban centres.

EdenFlo is proud to be named as a top three provider and plans to continue to offer a great service to it’s customers.

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With the density of population in the lower mainland, parking is at a premium.  Many buildings rely on underground parking garages to satisfy tenant and employee parking needs.  Some parkades exceed six floors underground. There is a growing issue of dirt buildup and flooding (due to blocked drains and clogged sump pits and pump chambers) commonly seen in multi-level underground parking lots. Until now, the cleaning and maintenance of catch basins/sump pits and pump chambers  in below ground parking facilities has been awkward with getting standard vacuum equipment into typically tight spaces associated with  below level parking.

EdenFlo has solved the height problem by customizing a vacuum truck that fits easily under the low ceilings  of a parking garage. The “Low Boy” can expertly maneuver in very low – clearance areas and efficiently inspect and clean  troublesome catch basins.

LowBoy service for underground parkades and low clearance areas to clean and maintain catch basin, pump chambers and sump pits

LowBoy service from EdenFlo makes sump pit and pump chamber cleaning and maintenance easy

Soon our fleet of will grow to 3 LowBoys to serve the Vancouver, Surrey, and other lower mainland markets. In addition to our fleet of  vac trucks, drain cameras, mechanical snakes,and  jetters, the LowBoy compliments all our existing services.  EdenFlo offers service for driveways and yard drains, sump pits, above and underground parking lots, all residential, high-rise, municipal, commercial or industrial properties and warehouses.

Whether your low clearance challenge is in Vancouver, Aldergrove, Surrey, Burnaby, Delta or Whiterock, EdenFlo provides scheduled maintenance service for your parking garage drainage needs.  Regular cleaning and inspection gives you the peace of mind to know that the lower mainland’s best vacuum truck service is keeping your parking area high and dry.

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At Edenflo, we’ve always taken great pride in educating our customer base about the importance of catch basin cleaning. We think it’s important for property owners/waste generators to understand their role and responsibilities in the process.

That’s why, when we came upon an informative and entertaining video developed by the Capital Regional District (CRD), we simply had to share it! The CRD is the regional government for 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the nearby Gulf Islands. The CRD provides regional decision-making on issues that transcend municipal boundaries, and they also develop partnerships to facilitate and deliver projects and services that benefit the region as a whole.

Their mandate is to serve the public and build a vibrant, livable, and sustainable region, so they were more than happy to give us permission to use their video in today’s blog. In addition to the video, their brief article on catch basin maintenance provides all the information you need to be a responsible catch basin owner.

If you’re in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, Edenflo has preventative maintenance programs that can help you to manage your catch basin responsibly and seamlessly; contact us today for more information.

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Video Camera Line Inspection has grown to become a popular and valuable service for those in pump truck services and the plumbing industry. The video camera is a flexible rod that has a high-resolution camera at the end of it where the images are transmitted to a camera operator and recorded for viewing at a later time.

This tool allows technicians to see inside sewer lines and pipes and has many benefits for business owners and homeowners alike. With the video camera, technicians are able to easily locate damage, cracks and other problems in the sewer lines and pipes. Instead of digging up the sewer lines, the video camera allows the property owner to save money and mitigate future emergency maintenance by discovering the problem ahead of time.

Any foreign objects causing a blockage in your lines and pipes are also identifiable with the video camera. A video camera can be used to find valuable belongings such as jewelry that may have accidentally been dropped down a drain.

If you are dealing with problems in your sewer lines and pipes, video cameras are a cost effective method that could potentially save money on repair bills in the future.

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septic-tank-buyer-pathThe purpose of the septic tank is to separate liquids from solids and to provide some breakdown of organic matter in the wastewater. However, if proper maintenance is not conducted throughout the life of your septic system, issues can occur that could impact your septic system, yard, home and belongings. Below are some clear identifiers that your septic system may not be functioning optimally:

  • The ground around the septic tank or over the leaching bed may be soggy or spongy to walk on.
  • Toilets, showers and sinks may back up or may take longer than usual to drain.
  • Occasional sewage odours may become noticeable, particularly after a rainfall.
  • Gray or black liquids may be surfacing in your yard or backing up through fixtures into the house.

Edenflo offers preventive maintenance packages that will help you avoid costly repairs that can sometimes affect aging or neglected septic systems. Based on the age of your system and the number of people using the system, we will give you friendly reminders when it’s close to time to clean your system. Call today and ask about our regular maintenance schedules, designed to make your life a little easier!

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Hydro excavation is a very exciting modern invention that combines two very powerful forces. It brings together high-pressurized water to disrupt debris and then sucks away the fallout with an industrial strength vacuum. The net result is an area devoid of all unwanted debris in a relatively brief period of time.

What are the Benefits to You as a Homeowner?
Hydro-excavation_Sept-2016For the most part, homeowners would only need hydro excavating for landscaping purposes or exposing utilities. In either scenario, hydro excavating is an especially beneficial method because it runs little risk of leaving any real damage behind. The process is, after all, non-mechanic and also non-destructive. Many people actually refer to it as “soft digging” as a reference to how gentle it can be to the surrounding area.

When unearthing utilities, this is essential. The conventional method for exposing utilities too often resulted in a bigger problem when the septic tank was damaged in some way. This is virtually impossible when hyrdo excavating is utilized.

What are the Benefits to You as a Business Owner?
As a business owner, you might need hydro excavation services for similar reasons. Property managers, for example, might wish to use hydro excavation for utilities on their commercial properties.

However, hydro excavating is also great for industrial activities that involve clearing out large amounts of debris at once. If you’re looking to dig out anything from a swimming pool to a courtyard, for example, this method is ideal.

Hydro excavation services are especially helpful for construction, as they save so much time, and thus money, compared with conventional forms of handling the same process. This includes processes like remote digging where fibre optic cable might need to be laid. The process is great for cold weather digging, as well.

Whether your needs are residential, commercial or industrial in nature, Edenflo can provide you with the service and information that you need.

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It’s often said that an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure. Well, when it comes to plumbing, a few dollars in prevention is worth more than thousands of dollars of repair and clean up costs in the aftermath of a malfunction. There are a few preventative measures you can put in place to keep your residential or commercial plumbing doing what it should – taking the things you don’t want pooling in your basement away from your home and disposing of them appropriately.

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Hydro Flushing - 1Hydro flushing is an excellent preventive measure. All sewer and waste pipes, over time, collect debris in the nooks and crannies – often it’s a buildup of silty sludge, which can trap other material. Once enough material gets trapped in a pipe to slow the flow of effluent, the problem will be compounded as the existing waste material gets compacted and more and more solids bunch together.

The result is an eventual stoppage of the pipe, a backup, and a potentially unpleasant and expensive flood.

Regular maintenance of your sewer pipes through hydro flushing (in which the buildup in your pipes is blasted away by a high-pressure water jet) is the most cost-effective and safe way to prevent these blockages from forming.

At Edenflo, we provide the lower mainland’s most expert pump truck services. We provide emergency response and preventive maintenance services to both residential and commercial customers. If you’ve got a sewer pipe to take care of, call us and we’ll help you keep things flowing.

For more information about the services offered by Edenflo, call us at 604-575-1414 or fill out our online request for service.

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As part of our series on preventive maintenance for your plumbing, let’s take a look at Video Line Inspection.

In Video Line Inspection, an Edenflo service technician will use specialized CCTV video camera equipment to inspect your residential or commercial waste pipes up close and personal – from the inside, where it’s easy to spot the problems and take action before they cause an expensive problem.

Edenflo Video Line InspectionVideo line inspection can help us find all manner of plumbing problems. Most often, it will alert us to a developing clog situation, and we can use hydro flushing (located on the same truck as the camera equipment) to get rid of the buildup before it impedes the system’s function.

We occasionally find more serious problems that require more serious repair work. Because of Video Line Inspection’s ability to pinpoint the exact location of a problem, you’ll save money because it will reduce the amount of costly excavation needed to affect a repair.

A plumbing system with a problem will tend to lead to other problems. Regular preventive maintenance is the key to reducing overall maintenance costs, and preventing disaster in the form of sewer back up and flooding.

Edenflo’s technicians are armed with the technology and know-how to solve your problems and save you money.

For more information about Video Line Inspection, Hydro Flushing, and other services offered by Edenflo, call us at 604-575-1414 or fill out our online request for service.

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“Out of sight, out of mind” is a terrible, costly approach to septic tank maintenance.

septic-tank-cleaningIf your home has a septic tank, rest assured that you are using a time proven, environmentally responsible method for getting rid of waste products. Septic tanks are generally very reliable, self-sufficient methods of waste disposal. They don’t require much maintenance, but what little service they do need is imperative in avoiding big problems in the form of sewage backups and potential overflows into your home.

Septic tanks are the great separation engine in your waste disposal system. When waste enters the tank, solids float to the top, where they form a layer of decomposing material called “scum”. Most of the scum turns into liquid containing mostly water and some nutrients that makes its way out of the tank and into the ground via your leaching field.

Any solids that don’t decompose sink to the bottom of the tank and become “sludge”. Because the biological action that takes place in the tank is quite efficient, sludge builds up slowly. When the level does, inevitably, become too high, it can interfere with the layer of water moving out into the leach field, and the scum at the top of the tank will build up too quickly and can actually back up into the “in” and “out” pipes of the tank. This can cause a backup into your home.

The answer? Preventive maintenance. You need to periodically pump out the tank to remove the sludge buildup at the bottom. How often you need to do this depends on a number of factors, including size of the tank, number of people in your home, and the size and makeup of your leach field.

To find out about how often you need to service your septic tank, contact the professionals at Edenflo. We’ll send out a knowledgeable technician, fully equipped to deal with your septic system. We can be reached at 604-575-1414 or fill out our online request for service.

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