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Catch Basin Cleaning – Will It Be Panic or Peace?

 Most of the seasonal debris including the fall leaves are hitting 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.

Low ceiling drain cleaning

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 in  Vancouver, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, New Westminster, Delta or White Rock, contact  Edenflo Pump Truck Services at 604-575-1414 and schedule your annual catch-basin inspection and cleaning today.

Fall Debris Spells Trouble for Catch Basins

Now that September is here, the leaves are beginning to turn colour and we are seeing more and more leaves starting to fall.

It’s a great time of year, but the debris associated with the fallen leaves and twigs can spell trouble for your catch basins. If you haven’t scheduled your annual catch basin cleaning, now is the time to book!  Don’t wait until all the 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 have a need for catch basin service in  Vancouver, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, New Westminster, Delta or White Rock, contact  Edenflo Pump Truck Services at 604-575-1414 and schedule your annual catch-basin inspection and cleaning today.

When to Clean Your Catch Basin

A catch basin is something that’s very easy for a busy person to ignore. Catch basins are also known as “storm drains” and are responsible for diverting excess water run-off into proper drainage channels. When they work properly, they help prevent flooding and over-saturation of critical drain fields and homes.

How often you clean your residential catch basin depends on the purpose that it serves. In BC, many places have catch basins that are connected to sump pumps due to the area’s moist climate and high rates of precipitation. For your house, the catch basin should be cleaned every five years if you are not using your sump pump often. If your sump runs frequently, the basin should be cleaned annually and the sump pump should be inspected. You can schedule this service from EdenFlo along with septic tank cleaning and maintenance.

Catch basins shouldn’t be used as dumps for yard clippings or other natural waste. They can not only back up if clogged, but over time, the walls of the basins get caked with debris and their ability to drain run-off is reduced. If the basin is connected to a sump pump, the waste can clog and break the pump itself, which can leave your home flooded during wet weather.

Many commercial catch basins are located in basements, parkades, and parking lots. We recommend that catch basins for commercial properties be inspected and cleaned on an annual basis, preferably before the fall and winter rainy season.

Clogged catch basins may require additional remediation. Edenflo can provide this service. The standard remedy for cleaning a clogged catch basin is called hydro excavation. Pressurized water is literally used to excavate the debris out of the basin. The debris is captured with a vacuum on a pump truck.

Preventative maintenance of catch basins is as simple as controlling what debris goes into them and having the basins cleaned on an annual basis. Doing these two things will enable you to avoid  a clogged or plugged drain.

Whether you have a need catch basin service  in  Vancouver, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, New Westminster, Delta or White Rock, contact  Edenflo Pump Truck Services at 604-575-1414 and schedule your annual catch-basin inspection and cleaning today.

Lower Mainland’s First Choice for Pump Truck Services

Edenflo is the lower mainland’s first choice for residential and commercial pump truck services. Businesses choose us because we have an extremely wide range of services available, a large selection of available equipment, and experience serving the needs of our large and diverse corporate clientele.

We offer the best service to Food Service and Production clients, including Grease Trap and Grease Interceptor cleaning and maintenance, as well as food and organic waste disposal. We offer commercial sanitary services, including holding tank and treatment plant service and maintenance, cleaning and maintenance to sewer lines and pumping stations, and commercial vacuum services.

For those businesses with buildings to maintain, we offer storm drain and catch basin cleaning services, including “lowboy” truck service that’s able to get into underground parking lots and other hard-to-service areas. When a problem occurs, we can positively diagnose blockages and other problems using Video Line Inspection technology, in which a camera is placed at the site of the problem, allowing us to see exactly what’s going on.

We also offer hydro excavation services, which appeal to a large number of clients in diverse industries. Hydro excavation is removal of dirt and other material by “digging” with a high-pressure water jet, and removal of the dislodged material with our vacuum truck. This allows us to unearth utility lines, underground pipes, and other services without disturbing them.

Whether you have a need for vacuum pump service  in  Vancouver, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Buranby, New Westminster, Delta or White rock, forego the backhoe and go with Hydro Excavation.  Contact Edenflo Pump Truck Services at 604-575-1414 and find out what the best vacuum pump option is to get it done, quickly and efficiently.

Drain Cleaning For Your Parking Garage Should Have A Set Schedule

Like you.  We hate surprises.  It seems that we get emergency calls more often than not from property managers with underground parking garages 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 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 Vacuum Truck Service is the expert for drain cleaning for low clearance 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.

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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.   Call us today at 604-575-1414 or send us an email for a complimentary assessment.

 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.

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.