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Better Weather Doesn’t Hide Your Need to Clean Your Parking Garage Catch Basin

As the weather gets better and the skies clear, it would be easy to forget about the catch basin in your parking garage in the lower mainland.  Chances are there is debris and waste that are partially clogging your drain right now.  Smaller rainfall will hide the fact that there may be a drainage problem that is just waiting to manifest itself into a big clog that can could cause you have to shut down your garage.

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EdenFlo offers the best low clearance parking garage catch basin cleaning in the lower mainland.  Their extensive fleet of “Low Boy” vacuum trucks gets into the tightest parking garages to access your catch basin and drains in the lowest levels of your parkade.

Whether your parking garage drain challenge is in Vancouver, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Buranby, New Westminster, Delta or White rock, EdenFlo can provide  a routine maintenance inspection before you have a full blown drainage emergency. Get it done so that you can ensure that you and your parking patrons can enjoy the best weather of the season.   Give us a call at 604 575 1414 or email us at service@edenflo.ca to book a complimentary consultation.

Being Close is Always Better… Especially When You Are Talking About the Drain in Your Underground Parking Garage.

It’s always better to be closer to the action. People pay big dollars to be at the table by the fireplace, or to sit in the front row at the concert.

 

The same is true for access to your catch basins or drains in your underground parking garage. When there is a problem, you need access right away with the right equipment.  EdenFlo Pump Truck Service is the expert when it comes to accessing and cleaning your below ground garage drains.  Our “Lowboy” fleet of vacuum pump trucks are specifically designed to get as close as possible to your drain issue so that we can get at the problem quickly and remedy your clogged drains efficiently.

Low ceiling drain cleaning

Low ceiling drain cleaning

 

Having the Low Boy service means that we can get your garage catch basins cleaned quicker, resulting in less cost to you.  Whether your low clearance challenge is in Vancouver, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Buranby, New Westminster, Delta or White rock, EdenFlo provides emergency service or scheduled maintenance for your parkade drainage needs. See the difference our specialty garage drain cleaning service makes to you.

 Fall Rain Needs to Drain in Your Underground Garage

As the kids get back to school we are reminded of the changing seasons where the lower mainland gets ready for rain and lots of it.

Now is the time to do some preventive maintenance on your drains and catch basins in your underground garages. The rains are coming and will be a test for your drainage system.  Expect that debris has found its way into your catch basins and will effect the rate of drainage.   EdenFlo is investing in being the premier vacuum service for low ceiling garages in the lower mainland.  Our “Low Boy”  trucks not only create a low profile, but are nimble in navigating the tightest parking garages.
Low ceiling drain cleaning

Low ceiling drain cleaning

Think of Edenflo as the specialists for this area.  Because our equipment is so specialized, we are able to be the most efficient in cleaning the drainage and catch basins of your underground parking garage. More efficient means less time on site – the job is done faster and better.
Whether your low clearance challenge is in Vancouver, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Buranby, New Westminster, Delta or White rock, EdenFlo provides scheduled maintenance service for your parking garage drainage needs. Fall signals the beginning of the rainy season.  Now is the time to book your drain cleaning service.

Why worry about Catch Basins in your Underground Garage?

You never know you have a problem until it becomes a bigger problem.  This is always the case when it comes to cleaning drains and catch basins in your underground garage.  Debris may be lurking in your drains but not completely stop the flow of water.  One shift in the debris could be the difference between a catch basin back up resulting in the closure of your garage.

Think about the consequences of a closed garage.  Lost parking revenue and customer inconvenience is only part of the problem.   Water will find its way into minute cracks in the surface and walls, which could lead to costly repairs.

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Regular scheduled maintenance on your below ground parking garage will prevent a disaster. EdenFlo Vacuum Truck Service offers a top fleet of “Low Boy” vacuum trucks that are specifically designed to access underground space with low ceiling clearance.

Whether your low clearance challenge is in Vancouver, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Buranby, New Westminster, Delta or White rock, 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.

LowBoy Drain Cleaning Service a Hit for Lower Mainland Underground Parking Garages

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.

Catch Basin 101: Know Your Responsibilities

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.

How to Tell if Your-Catch Basin is Functioning Properly and a Recommended Cleaning Schedule

A catch-basin is one of those things that are easy to take for granted. Of course, as with so many things we take for granted, if a catch-basin stops working correctly, you could be in for a lot of trouble. Keep reading to find out more.

What is a Catch-Basin?
Also known as storm drains, catch-basins are located along roadways, and they siphon water into the storm drain system. These reservoirs also help to replenish the underground water supply.

It’s also important to understand what catch-basins aren’t. Catch-basins are not trash cans or garbage disposals for whatever finds their way into them. Given their importance to the water supply, we need to be very careful what we allow into catch-basins.

Signs of Trouble
In many ways, it’s hard to notice signs of trouble before it’s too late. After all, we only see part of the catch-basin on a regular basis, and it’s simply a street-level cover.
There are some telltale signs, however, that something is wrong with a catch-basin. The prevalence of strong, foul odours emanating from a catch-basin is often a sign that it needs to be cleaned. Given their utility, catch basins generally do not smell good, but if one is noticeable from a distance, this is most likely a sign that something is affecting its operation.

Tips and Tricks for Maintaining Your Catch-Basin
Plenty can be done to maintain catch-basins, as well. Most things are preventative measures, but they can have a huge impact. As I mentioned earlier, keep garbage and litter from going down the drain.

Many people don’t realize how easy it is, however, to accidentally send this kind of debris down there. Be careful not to clean up yard clippings, litter, or dirt from sidewalks with a hose, as the runoff almost always ends up in catch-basins. Simply by being mindful of what you’re doing with your own lawn and driveway, you can save your catch-basin a lot of problems.

Though they’re easy to miss, catch-basins play an unmistakably important role in how our modern society works. Contact Eden flo for all your Catch-basin cleaning and maintenance needs.

British Columbia Sump and Catch Basin Cleaning

Sump pumps need preventative maintenance to continue running smoothly and efficiently.  This machine assists the drainage system by removing liquids to help in preventing flooding and other high water issues.  When this system is not used often, you need to have maintenance done about every five years, but if you use it often or live in an area that is not good for this type of pump, such as somewhere with a lot of mud or sand, the maintenance should be done at least every year.

Why It Needs to Be Cleaned
The maintenance you have done on your sump pump and catch basin is to ensure that all gravel, dirt, and sand are properly and thoroughly cleaned out.  If you let these things build up they can end up in the sump pit and can break the pump or cause clogging.  It is important to have maintenance done so that clogs are not able to form and start causing problems.  When you have a clog there is a risk that the house will become completely flooded and the sump pump motor burned out.  In this type of scenario, you may not even be able to get to the pump and the problems will just continue to compound.

Getting the Sump Pump and Catch Basin Cleaning Done
It is important to choose a reputable company that will completely and efficiently remove sand and debris and the water from your culverts, sanitary and storm pump stations, sumps, and catch basins, according to EdenFlo.  When the work is done right you can rest assured that you should not experience issues like clogs so that your system will continue to work effectively and not cause you any problems or hassles.