Category Archives: Catch Basin Cleaning

Pros and Cons of Preventive Catch Basin Maintenance

We love living in the lower mainland. The mountains merging with the ocean is one of the most beautiful sights in the world. We also live in one of the wettest areas in Canada with almost 100 inches of rain per year.
It’s the rain that creates many of the issues with catch basins in Vancouver and surrounding municipalities. If you own a commercial property that has either a surface drain or an underground parkade with multiple catch basins, you need to weigh the pros and cons of implementing preventative catch basin maintenance.
PROS (Doing Regular Catch Basin Maintenance) 
– cost certainty
– uninterrupted facility use
– peace of mind during significant weather conditions
– happy customers or employees
CONS (Reacting to Catch Basin Back Ups and Blockages)
 
– unexpected costs due to emergency service
– lost parkade revenue
– disgruntled employees
– unhappy customers
The choice is yours.  Have the experts at EdenFlo Pump Truck Services give you a complimentary assessment of your catch basin or drain cleaning needs.  Whether your offices are in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Delta or White Rock, EdenFlo Pump Truck Service provides both emergency and scheduled maintenance service for your drainage needs. Call us today at 604 575 1414 or contact us for a complimentary review of your requirements.

Post COVID Vancouver Offices May Have to Compete for Tenants

As vaccinations begin, there appears to be a light at the end of this long tunnel known as the pandemic. This means that in the not to distant future, many of us will be returning to offices to resume pre-covid careers.

Or will we?

Many predict that businesses located in high density urban areas like downtown Vancouver,  may keep their new virtual footprint.  This will lead to less office demand and could mean vacancy for once sought after space.  If you are a property manager, you may want to take a look at how you can make your offering as strong as possible. That starts with keeping your maintenance up to date, including your parkade.

The lower mainland attracts an abundance of rain, and that could mean parkade flooding due to catch basins that are clogged or damaged. It’s wise to have your catch-basin maintenance needs on a regular schedule to ensure that they are draining properly. Nothing is more unattractive for a potential tenant than having to park away from their tower because of flooding issues.

Have the experts at EdenFlo Pump Truck Service give you a complimentary assessment of your catch basin or drain cleaning needs.  Whether your offices are in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Delta or White Rock, EdenFlo Pump Truck Service provides both emergency and scheduled maintenance service for your drainage needs. Call us today at 604 575 1414 or contact us for a complimentary review of your requirements.

 

Reduced Staff at the Office Means a Great Time to Inspect and Clean your Catch Basins

With many lower mainland companies adopting a work at home mentality during the pandemic, now is a good time to inspect and clean your catch basins in your parking lot or parkade. You may find that with less cars parked, exposed drains and catch basins may be sharing clues of needed repairs or maintenance. Trouble may come in the form of water pooling around the basins, slow draining, or debris covering the grates. A catch basin that appears sunken into the asphalt or concrete is damaged and will need remediation. Cracks in the pavement around the drain is another problem area to look out for.

Low ceiling drain cleaning

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 grates, safely remove it.  A reminder to never attempt to remove the storm grate yourself, only the debris on top. Call EdenFlo Vacuum Pump Service if further action is required.

Don’t wait for a problem. When you need the best 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 EdenFlo experts at 604 575 1414 or fill out our online request for your catch basin service

What’s Scarier – Halloween or a Clogged Catch Basin?

This year, Halloween on the lower mainland is sure to be different with COVID protocols in place. While Halloween and other events have and will change for the foreseeable future, your catch basin maintenance should remain the same.
If you can’t remember when your catch basins were last cleaned, you may have some scary moments in the near future.  Your drainage system needs to be regularly cleaned in order to ensure that costly back-ups and subsequent flooding does not occur. Whether your catch basin is part of your parking lot or parkade, avoid unnecessary stress and have the experts at Edenflo look after your maintenance needs.
Edenflo vacuum pump service offers the best catch basin cleaning in the lower mainland. If you’re in Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Delta, Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Richmond or Lions Bay, we are just a phone call away from a complimentary catch basin inspection.
We can be reached at 604-575-1414 or fill out our online request for service.
Enjoy whatever form Halloween takes on for you this year!

Fall Debris and Catch Basins Not a Good Mix

The colours of fall are beautiful in the lower mainland. Leaves are falling and coating the roads with different tints of yellow and red. Unfortunately, the beauty  of fall is not necessarily welcome in parking lots and parking garages.
Fall is the heaviest season for debris.  This debris finds its way into catch basins and drains. If you have not cleaned your drainage system and or storm sewers, you may be in for a rude surprise of clogs that will result in back ups and possible flooding.
Edenflo vacuum pump service offers the best catch basin cleaning in the lower mainland. If you’re in Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Delta, Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Richmond or Lions Bay, we are just a phone call away from a complimentary catch basin inspection.

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

Enjoy the beauty of fall, but be mindful of keeping your catch basins clear and free of debris!

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