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Your Catch Basin Plays a Role in the Environment

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.  Below ground parkades and parking lots drains fall into this category as well.

Do your part for the bigger picture. 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.

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.

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.

The Staff at EdenFlo Wish You a Safe Holiday Season and the Best of 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, the staff at EdenFlo Vacuum Pump service would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday season.  We’d like to thank you for your patronage of our lower mainland service.
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 Your support of our septic, hydro-flushing, hydro excavation, catch basin and drain cleaning service has allowed us to make 2017 our best year ever.
Thanks to you, we have become the lower mainland’s premier provider of low ceiling drain cleaning service.  Our fleet of “Low Boy” Vacuum trucks allows us to service your low clearance garage faster than ever before.
We appreciate the trust that you have in us, and we don’t take your business for granted.
On behalf of the entire EdenFlo family, we wish you a safe and peaceful holiday season and all the best for 2018.

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.

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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.

 Lost Parking Spaces in Underground Parking Garage Due to Drain Back-Up More than an Inconvenience.

Let’s think about the real impact of taking a few parking stalls out of circulation due to a drain back-up in your underground garage.
Revenue:  The lost revenue associated with an inaccessible parking stall will add up quickly.  Depending on the lower mainland location, this could be as high as $75 / day
Customer Inconvenience:  If you have assigned parking, your customer that is effected by the inaccessible stall will be looking to you for some compensation or perhaps even look for new arrangements
Reputation:  With a quick post to a smart phone, your customer can quickly steer other potential parkers away from your underground garage.  These posts live on the Internet forever…
EdenFlo offers the best drain cleaning solution for underground garages in the lower mainland.  We have just added to our “Low Boy” fleet to ensure that when you call, we can have the right equipment to your garage to address the problem.  The Low Boy has a very short profile which means it can access your drain or catch basin in your low ceiling underground garage better than traditional vacuum trucks.  More efficient means less time on site – the job is done faster and better.
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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 parkade drainage needs. Don’t wait until you have a back up that leads to customer issues and lost revenue.   Now is the time to book your drain cleaning service.