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EdenFlo Best Rated for Septic Service in 2019!

Once again, EdenFlo tops the chart for lower mainland Septic Service in 2019!

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

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 Aldergrove, Delta, Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Richmond and as far away as Lions Bay and Abbotsford have benefited from our service.

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 for 2019 and plans to continue to offer a great service to it’s customers.

Septic Tank Requires Regular Maintenance

Your septic system / tank is meant to separate liquids from solids and to provide some breakdown of organic matter in the wastewater. However, if proper maintenance is not conducted on a regular basis, issues can occur that could impact your septic system, yard, home and belongings.
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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. Whether you live in Vancouver, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Buranby, New Westminster, Delta or White rock, EdenFlo can provide regular septic service that includes a  a routine maintenance inspection.     Give us a call at 604 575 1414 or email us at service@edenflo.ca to book a complimentary consultation.

Planting Trees? Keep Them Away From Your Septic Tank and Field.

EdenFlo Pump Truck Services are the experts when it comes to servicing your Septic Field and Septic Tank. Sometimes when our technicians are servicing your system, they have difficulty completing their service as roots have gotten into your drain field. Nearby plants and trees have made their way into the pipes, distribution boxes, and other components of the drain field. This issue with trees and plants can cause big problems with your septic system.

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When your planting, think about where your system is and stay as far away as possible to ensure that this costly repair or replacement doesn’t happen to you.

EdenFlo is the trusted provider of septic field and septic tank pumping in the lower mainland.  When you pump your tank or septic field with EdenFlo, you know you are getting the best service.  Whether your septic service needs are in Vancouver, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, New Westminster, Delta or White Rock, EdenFlo can provide pumping service for you.  We will also over a complimentary inspection of your system while we are there.  Give us a call at 604 575 1414 or email us at service@edenflo.ca to book your next septic service.

3 Tips on How to Maintain Your Lower Mainland Septic Tank

Maintaining your septic tank is not just for those who live in rural areas. Even homeowners in urban parts of the lower mainland should ensure they take adequate care of their septic tank to prevent contamination of groundwater. A failing septic system can also lead to foul odor and soggy lawns. To prevent a full-blown disaster, it helps to know how to maintain your septic tank.

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Here are 3 easy tips you can do to maintain your septic tank.

Use Water More Efficiently.

In a typical family living in a single-family home, you can expect each person to use about 70 gallons of water per day. Any water that goes into the drains ends up in the septic system. You can take the following measures to prevent overloading the system:

  • If toilets or taps leak, get them fixed right away
  • Use dishwasher when it is completely loaded or run a shorter cycle to reduce water consumption
  • Install aerators on faucets to reduce the flow of water and minimize your consumption
  • Use energy efficient washing machine or reduce water level when washing smaller loads of laundry
  • Use a displacer in the flush system to reduce the water required to flush the toilet

Watch What You Put In The Toilet.

Anything you flush will end up in the septic tank, which is meant solely for human waste, household gray water, and toilet paper. Don’t dispose the following via your toilet:

  • Cat litter
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Coffee grounds
  • Facial tissues
  • Condoms
  • Dental floss
  • Cigarette butts
  • Household chemicals
  • Grease

The above items can clog the system and adversely effect the bacteria balance that breakdown the human waste. Grease can clog your septic field and the soil will find it difficult to absorb the liquid. If the septic field gets clogged, you will need to find a new one and that can be a costly undertaking.

Take Care of the Septic Field

If your septic field gets soggy, it won’t be able to absorb liquids. Make sure the run off from your eaves troughs and downspouts are away from the field. Plan your home foundation and landscaping in such a way that there is no risk of rainwater soaking into the field.

Do not drive a vehicle over the septic field. It may cause significant damage and the repairs will be costly.

EdenFlo is the trusted provider of septic tank pumping in the lower mainland.  When you pump your tank or septic field with EdenFlo, you know you are getting the best service.  Whether your septic service needs are in Vancouver, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, New Westminster, Delta or White Rock, EdenFlo can provide pumping service for you.  We will also over a complimentary inspection of your system while we are there.  Give us a call at 604 575 1414 or email us at service@edenflo.ca to book your next septic service.

 

 

 

What You Need to Know About Septic Tank Maintenance

The actual maintenance of a septic tank system doesn’t involve constant work and isn’t a major chore for a home or business owner. BC septic tank cleaning services perform routine septic tank cleanings and these cleanings need not be a hassle.

If you follow a few basic rules for septic tank maintenance, about all you’ll need to do is have pump truck service perform a septic tank cleaning every one to five years. BC septic tank cleaning services such as Edenflo can do the job easily and quickly.

What do you need to do over the course of the year in terms of preventative maintenance? Most of the rules are very simple. Don’t over-fill the tank with liquid. The standard for most households is not to do more than two loads of laundry each day if you have a conventional washing machine.

Make sure you use toilet tissue that is safe for septic tanks; the same goes for dish and laundry soaps. Disposable feminine hygiene products should not be flushed down the toilet. It is also beneficial to occasionally use live bacteria to treat your septic tank – this can be found at most hardware stores.

Proper maintenance of your septic tank drain field and the area around your septic tank is also important. Don’t pave over the drain field and never park or drive vehicles over your septic tank or drain field. This includes heavy tractors that might be used for yard work.

Don’t plant deep-rooting trees or shrubs near your septic tank and make sure that the tank covers are securely in place and properly seated and closed at all times. Pump truck services generally include cleaning and inspection of the interior baffle that prevents any loose debris from clogging the passage to the drain field. Following these simple rules of preventative maintenance will keep your septic system working.

Why Do Septic Tanks Overflow?

Installing a septic tank in your property (if there isn’t a municipal sewer system available in your area) helps in waste water management. Although a septic tank could last for many years, there are times when it begins to malfunction.

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One of the most common problems of a septic tank is overflowing. An overfilled tank is not only disgusting; it is also hazardous to health. When the tank overflows, the risk of contaminating drinking water with unprocessed human waste is bigger. This could lead to a number of illnesses that could be prevented if only an efficient septic system was installed.

Too Small a Tank
The size of the septic tank determines how efficient the system will be in processing waste water. For an estimate on how big a tank should be, multiply by 150 gallons the number of individuals in a household. That should be the holding capacity of your septic tank. A small septic tank cannot contain all the wastes and water in a home, so the risk of overflowing is greater.

Sludge Buildup
Septic tanks should be pumped out every three years. If there are more people and if a lot of water is used in the household, then the tank should be cleaned more frequently. Septic tanks spill over when there is too much sludge, water or solids accumulated in the system. To prevent an overrun, have the tank inspected by a licensed septic system investigator to see whether there is a need to repair or pump out the system.

Ground Water
Anaerobic bacteria in the tank break down solid wastes and convert them to sludge. Liquids in the tank go through the drain field and into the soil. When the soil is saturated with water, it becomes inefficient in absorbing the waste water from the tank. The waste water could enter the drinking water system and that could lead to a lot of health problems.

Edenflo specializes in minor plumbing and pump repairs, septic tank inspection and cleaning, and power flushing of storm and sanitary drain lines. Don’t wait for sludge and septic waste to infiltrate your home, ensure you book an annual inspection with Edenflo.

Septic Tank Services

Are you a commercial business owner or a restaurant entrepreneur or franchiser? If so, you probably have a sanitary device installed at your business. Sooner or later, you will need that device to be cleaned and a septic tank service that will properly maintain and pump out any unnecessary dirt or debris before problems arise. Sanitary services include septic tank pumping, combination vacuum and high pressure cleaning, hydro digging, sewer lines and catch basins, and restaurant grease traps. For commercial purposes, septic tank pumping would be the service suitable to remove sludge or scum in your septic tank. A septic tank is a large tank where any water waste or debris is decomposed by bacteria. Large tank trucks collect and remove any build up in the tank and dispose of it in a regulated landfill site. These services will solve any problems that come up and recommend solutions to avoid it in the future. As a restaurant entrepreneur or franchiser, regularly pumping out your grease traps can save you from a lot of complications and save you money. In the food sector, businesses are required and have a responsibility to have grease traps installed. These are one of the most effective ways of trapping grease and the best way to avoid sewage back ups. Regular maintenance of grease traps allows you to avoid any problems and avoid any accumulation of grease that may result in build up, disgusting odours, and a high expense. These services are safe, reliable, and effective. If you are a commercial business owner or a restaurant entrepreneur or franchiser, it is recommended to have a scheduled maintenance check up.