Category Archives: Catch Basin Cleaning

Back to School Means Back to the Office – Are Your Parkade Catch Basins Ready?

It’s likely that kids will be back in school all over the lower mainland come September.  This will mean that many of the parents that have been part of the “at home school experiment” since March will be returning to their offices. Your parking lots and parkades will need to be ready to accept this influx of vehicles.
Debris build up in your catch basins and drains could mean that your parking employees may have difficulty accessing parking spots. Even small rains can cause back ups and flood your lots if your catch basins are clogged. Now is the time to contact the professionals at Edenflo Pump Truck Services to service your catch basins.

Get a jump on your parkade drainage maintenance needs by booking Edenflo in August prior to the September back to work rush.

Edenflo offers the best vacuum pump service in Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Delta, Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Richmond and Lions Bay.

We can be reached at 604-575-1414 or fill out our online request for service.

Wherever you are on the lower mainland, stay safe and stay healthy!

Regular Maintenance Schedule for Catch Basins Key to Minimizing Issues

Like you.  We hate surprises.  It seems that we get emergency calls more often than not from property managers with underground parking garages or parking lots with clogged catch basins.  Yes, EdenFlo appreciates the calls and we are always ready to respond to your emergency needs.

Having said that…. wouldn’t it be nicer and less stressful to put your catch basin or drain cleaning for your underground garage or parking lot on a set maintenance schedule?

Generally speaking, our low ceiling parking garage clients that allow us to perform regularly scheduled maintenance have fewer urgent issues than those clients that choose to ignore this important mechanical component of your parkade.

Either way, the good news is that Edenflo Pump Truck Service is the expert for drain cleaning for low clearance or low ceiling areas such as below level parking garages. They have invested in the largest fleet of “Low Boy”  vacuum trucks on the lower mainland.

These specially designed trucks can access the lowest clearance areas in a garage, putting the equipment right at the drain for cleaning.

Have your Catch Basin cleaned and inspected by the experts at Edenflo Pump Truck Service.  Edenflo offers the best service in Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Delta, Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Richmond and Lions Bay.

Call the experts at 604 575 1414 or fill out our online request  and we’ll be happy to assist you.

The  Importance of Lower Mainland Catch Basin Maintenance

 

Your catch basins may be in your outdoor parking lot or in the basement of your parkade.  Regardless of location, your catch basins are there to collect excess rain water from the surrounding area. We all know that rain water is something that we have an abundance of in the Lower Mainland.

Over time, the ability of catch basins to do their job deteriorates from the elements.  Debris including organic waste, pieces of asphalt or concrete and other particulate matter contribute to restricting the flow. Eventually the flow stops, and then you have a big problem.

The catch basins lead to the storm main lines.  This is your defence against flooding.  The catch basins are there to trap sand, silt and debris, preventing it from getting into the storm main lines.  Regular maintenance can ensure that the buildup of debris in the catch basins is never great enough to block the flow of water.

We know that many of you are dealing with more important issues right now than worrying about whether your catch basins are clogged. A simple call to EdenFlo will have us there to inspect your catch basins.  If your catch basins do require service, we have the right equipment to do the job including special “Lowboy” units that fits into lower spaces, like underground parking garages.

Have your Catch Basin cleaned and inspected by the experts at Edenflo Pump Truck Services.  Edenflo offers the best service in Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Delta, Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Richmond and Lions Bay.

Call the experts at 604 575 1414 or fill out our online request  and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Catch Basin Maintenance 101

When it rains, or there’s a sudden snow melt (rare here in the lower mainland, but possible), it’s essential that the infrastructure in an urban or suburban area is designed so that there’s somewhere for the water to go. Otherwise, it ends up pooling in basements and around building foundations, where it can cause costly damage and lead to structural problems, mould growth, and other unpleasant conditions.

Most areas use storm drains (intakes that are connected to municipal storm sewers) and catch basins (“holding areas” for water that can fill when there’s a lot of flow, and empty slowly later) for runoff management

It’s easy to forget about storm water management systems when it’s not raining, or when they’re working properly. The problem is that we don’t notice that there’s a problem until it’s too late – when the water is advancing on our homes and businesses, or filling up our basements.

You need to take stock of your storm water management systems when it’s not raining. Edenflo specializes in pump truck services on the lower mainland, and can help you keep your storm drains and catch basins free of debris, and your drains flowing. We operate British Columbia’s premiere pump-truck service, with high-pressure water jets to dislodge clogs and vacuum pumping to take them (and whatever else) away for environmentally responsible disposal. We even have a special “lowboy” unit that fits into lower spaces, like underground parking garages.

Edenflo provides emergency response and preventive maintenance services to both residential and commercial customers. If you’ve got storm sewers or catch basins on your property call us and we’ll offer advice and service that will keep you out of trouble when the skies start falling.

Have your Catch Basin cleaned and inspected by the experts at EdenFlo Vacuum Pump service.  Edenflo offers the best service in Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Delta, Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Richmond and Lions Bay. Call the experts at 604 575 1414 or fill out our online request  and we’ll be happy to assist you.

 

Cleaning Catch Basins – Not a DIY Job…

The basics of cleaning a catch basin is to remove the debris  that may be blocking the flow of water. Even though it sounds simple, this is not something you should trust yourself to do on your own. Most of the catch basins in the lower mainland are very deep. Trying to scoop out the debris will not only challenge your senses (usually the debris will have a foul smell), but it can also result in a fall or a strain. If you don’t do this for a living like the pros at EdenFlo, you may be in for more than you bargained. EdenFlo has the right tools for the job, and they know the best practices to ensure that commercial drain flows are maximized.

As well, EdenFlo will do an inspection as they are servicing your catch basin to ensure the infrastructure is in good shape.

Rather than try to do it yourself, and then finding out that you will still need to make a call to EdenFlo to deal with a clog, get it done right the first time and put your mind at rest.

Now is the time to get your catch basins inspected and serviced. Edenflo offers the best service in Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Delta, Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Richmond and Lions Bay. Call the experts at 604 575 1414 or fill out our online request for your catch basin service

Regular Catch Basin Cleaning, Even More Important In Rainy Season

Most lower mainland property owners and managers don’t realize the importance of regular catch basin cleaning until it is too late. As we continue with our rainy season, issues with catch basins can become more urgent. You may notice that water is pooling around some of your catch basins, indicating that there is debris and other matter that is slowing the drain process. As a rule, when debris and other matter makes up over one third of the catch basin’s capacity, it needs to be serviced. If the problem is ignored, the debris will start to overflow into the drainage pipes, creating a blockage that can lead to more trouble. 

Failure to clean your catch basins out regularly can cause other issues such as an unpleasant odour.  If you have a public parking lot, or you are a parkade owner, this is not good for business. In addition, when the debris warms in the spring, it becomes a perfect breeding ground for unwanted insects. 

Catch basins should be cleaned out on a regular basis.  Edenflo can set you up on a regular maintenance schedule which ensures that catch basin issues are minimized. 

Now is the time to get your catch basins inspected and serviced. Edenflo offers the best service in Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Delta, Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Richmond and Lions Bay. Call the experts at 604 575 1414 or fill out our online request for your catch basin service

Four Steps to Manage the Cleaning and Maintenance of Catch Basins

If you are a new property manager, or just want to push the easy button when it comes to the cleaning and maintenance of your catch basin inventory, here is a four-step guide to set you up for success.

    1. Be on the lookout for potential problems with the catch basins or drains on properties under your management. Trouble may come in the form of water pooling around the basin, slow draining, or debris covering the grate. Catch basins that appear sunken into the asphalt or concrete are damaged and will need remediation. Cracks in the pavement around the drain is another problem area to look out for.
    2. A Preventive strategy to keep storm drains (catch basins) from clogging is the most effective method to protect your real estate. If you see debris on top of the grate, safely remove it.  A reminder to never attempt to remove the storm grate yourself, only the debris on top. Call the EdenFlo professionals if further action is required.
    3. If you see a catch basin that is not draining correctly on a well-used parking lot, or a blind corner in your underground parkade, do not attempt to clear it yourself. Instead, contact the experts at EdenFlo to manage the situation with safety first in mind.
    4. Have EdenFlo assess your catch basin cleaning needs to help you to be the most efficient with your maintenance spend.  Chances are, routine scheduled maintenance will eliminate all but the most unpredictable emergencies.

Don’t wait for a problem. When you need catch basin service or inspection in  Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Delta, Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Richmond or Lions Bay, call the experts at 604 575 1414 or fill out our online request for your catch basin service

 

Fall Debris Could Spell Trouble For Catch Basins

Most of the seasonal debris including the fall leaves are on the ground and making their way towards your catch basin.  If you have had your fall catch basin cleaning done by the EdenFlo team, the debris should be passed easily through your drainage system.  If you haven’t cleaned your catch basin yet, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise when the back up begins…

At a minimum, your catch basin should be serviced at least once a year.  Whether your drain is in the middle of a surface parking lot, or in the basement of an underground parkade, a clogged catch basin can be a huge inconvenience.  Our fleet of specialized vacuum pump trucks will take care of your catch basin cleaning quickly and efficiently.
We have the biggest fleet of “LowBoy” trucks in the lower mainland to get at the toughest catch basin locations.
Don’t wait for a problem. When you need catch basin service or inspection in  Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Delta, Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Richmond or Lions Bay, call the experts at 604 575 1414 or fill out our online request for your catch basin service.

Warmer Than Usual Fall For Lower Mainland Means Catch Basin Cleaning Time is Now.

 A warmer than usual fall may give a false sense of security as to the need to clean your catch basins.

Dry conditions mean debris has less moisture content. Dry debris that has accumulated in your catch basins may still allow for a reasonable flow of waste water through the system, but one big rain could change the picture.

Once that fall debris of leaves and twigs gains moisture, it will expand and spell trouble for your catch basins. If you haven’t scheduled your seasonal catch basin cleaning, now is the time to book!  Don’t wait until soggy leaves are clogging your drains and you wind up in a bad situation.

Your parking lot, underground parkade and basement are suspect to drainage issues if debris is allowed to accumulate in the system. The EdenFlo team can easily and efficiently clean your catch basins using one of our many pieces of specialized vacuum equipment that allows us to get at even the most challenging drains.

Whether you’re located in Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Delta, Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Richmond or Lions Bay, call the experts at 604 575 1414 or fill out our online request for your catch basin service.

Tips to Keep Your Catch Basins Working Properly

We realize that your catch basins are not your top priority.  However, when they get clogged, it quickly rises to the top of the attention list. Whether your catch basins are part of your home or commercial storm drainage system, a few simple maintenance tips can go a long way in ensuring that your catch basins do the job they were designed to do.

  • Keep grates clear – It becomes difficult for catch basins to collect debris and allow water to drain if the grates are obstructed. As time goes by, without regular cleaning, the grates can become clogged with large pieces of litter and leaves or other debris. Keep an eye on storm drains and remove debris from the grates every few weeks, especially during spring and fall when leaves and twigs are more common.
  • Remove storage debris– Catch basins that are working effectively will collect debris in the bottom, keeping it from flowing through the pipes.  Keep the storage area less than half full of debris so that the pipes do not become blocked and the catch basins continues to function. Use a pipe or broom stick down the grate and take note of where it hits debris and how much further it is to the bottom.

 

These simple tips can help you to maintain your catch basins between regular cleaning service from Edenflo.

Edenflo serves all of the lower mainland with the best catch basin cleaning and inspection service including Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Delta, Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Richmond and as far away as Lions Bay.

We can be reached at 604-575-1414 or fill out our online request for service.