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Book Catch Basin Cleaning Before the End of February 2019 for 2018 Prices

EdenFlo Pump Truck Service is the expert for drain cleaning in the lower mainland.  Like you, we hate surprises.  We encourage our clients to put us on a regular schedule to inspect and clean their drains and catch basins.  If you don’t have us on a regular maintenance schedule here is your chance to lock in 2018 prices for 2019 as long as you book before February 28th. 

Our extensive fleet of vacuum trucks means that we can offer you the best service based on your needs. In low clearance areas such as underground parkades, we have the biggest fleet of “Low Boy”  vacuum trucks on the lower mainland. These specially designed trucks can access low ceiling areas – putting the equipment right at the drain for cleaning.

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More efficient means less time on site – the job is done faster, better and at a fair price! Whether it’s catch basins, lift stations, sanitary or storm, Edenflo Pump Truck Service has the right equipment for the job.  

Whether your catch basin or drain cleaning is in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Buranby, New Westminster, Delta or White rock, EdenFlo provides scheduled maintenance service for your drainage needs. Call us today at 604 575 1414 or contact us for a complimentary review of your requirements.

Remember; lock in 2018 pricing for scheduled maintenance on all contracts booked before February 28, 2019.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Time for Spring Cleaning – Book your Catch Basin Cleaning

After any significant storm, it is always a good time for spring cleaning to ensure that the catch basin is free of debris and accumulated dirt. More than just a preventative measure, normal cleanings can ensure that the catch basin is flowing freely, and working properly.

A storm drain, or catch basin, in every neighborhood provides proper drainage of excess water that accumulates after a storm, or from melting snow. Many of the catch basins all across British Columbia experience high flooding throughout the year. It is imperative to remove debris and sediment that has built up and accumulated in the catch basins. Any debris that is left on the surface grates or catch basins will eventually decompose. The rotting solids will make their way into the waterways and can significantly reduce the levels of dissolved oxygen which would increase levels of bacteria in the water.

Remove Harmful Solids
Alternatively, by utilizing vacuum pumps and other devices, the equipment can loosen away all compacted material and remove the solids from the basin. In some areas, this spring cleaning process should be performed frequently as a way to eliminate any blocking of the system which could cause neighborhoods to flood.

Routine basin maintenance is essential because debris, sediment, leaves, trash, chemicals and other harmful pollutants can so easily enter the storm drains. By removing the debris quickly, the removal process can eliminate the potential of the harmful pollutants that could make their way into the beautiful streams, rivers and lakes of British Columbia.

Ideally, it is highly recommended to create and implement an effective catch basin maintenance schedule to ensure that storm water structures and catch basins are flowing freely. To maintain an effective sump capacity, it is recommended that the basin be cleaned before they are half-full or when quickly filling up with dirt, leaves and other debris after the winter months. This can significantly reduce higher pollutant loads and harmful discharges to the area surface waters.