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Tips to Keep Your Catch Basins Working Properly

We realize that your catch basins are not your top priority.  However, when they get clogged, it quickly rises to the top of the attention list. Whether your catch basins are part of your home or commercial storm drainage system, a few simple maintenance tips can go a long way in ensuring that your catch basins do the job they were designed to do.

  • Keep grates clear – It becomes difficult for catch basins to collect debris and allow water to drain if the grates are obstructed. As time goes by, without regular cleaning, the grates can become clogged with large pieces of litter and leaves or other debris. Keep an eye on storm drains and remove debris from the grates every few weeks, especially during spring and fall when leaves and twigs are more common.
  • Remove storage debris– Catch basins that are working effectively will collect debris in the bottom, keeping it from flowing through the pipes.  Keep the storage area less than half full of debris so that the pipes do not become blocked and the catch basins continues to function. Use a pipe or broom stick down the grate and take note of where it hits debris and how much further it is to the bottom.

 

These simple tips can help you to maintain your catch basins between regular cleaning service from Edenflo.

Edenflo serves all of the lower mainland with the best catch basin cleaning and inspection service including Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Delta, Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Richmond and as far away as Lions Bay.

We can be reached at 604-575-1414 or fill out our online request for service.

Summer Holidays a Good Time for Catch Basin Cleaning of Parkades and Parking Lots

Summer holidays are here and that means that many people in the lower mainland are planning to be away from the office for at least a week or two.

As many of your parking patrons are taking a well deserved break, it will be a great time to book your catch basin cleaning for your parking lot or parkade.  The staff at Edenflo are experts in getting into tight places to access your drainage systems.  Edenflo has a fleet of “Low Boy” vacuum trucks that can work in low clearance areas such as underground parkades, covered parking areas and tight spots. Booking your drain cleaning in the summer allows for your service to be done even faster with less cars to maneuver around and more stalls will be available for those parking customers that may be inconvenienced as we are performing our drain cleaning service.

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Get a jump on your parkade drainage maintenance needs; clean your drains in the summer and avoid the fall rush to get it done before the rains are upon us!

Edenflo serves all of the lower mainland with the best catch basin cleaning service including Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Delta, Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Richmond and as far away as Lions Bay.

We can be reached at 604-575-1414 or fill out our online request for service.

Happy holidays!

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.

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.

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.

Storm Drains and Catch Basins – Preventive Maintenance

Storm-Drain-Catch-BasinWhen it rains, or there’s a sudden snow melt (rare here in the lower mainland, but possible), it’s essential that the infrastructure in an urban or suburban area is designed so that there’s somewhere for the water to go. Otherwise, it ends up pooling in basements and around building foundations, where it can cause costly damage and lead to structural problems, mould growth, and other unpleasant conditions.

Most areas use storm drains (intakes that are connected to municipal storm sewers) and catch basins (“holding areas” for water that can fill when there’s a lot of flow, and empty slowly later) for runoff management.

It’s easy to forget about storm water management systems when it’s not raining, or when they’re working properly. The problem is that we don’t notice that there’s a problem until it’s too late – when the water is advancing on our homes and businesses, or filling up our basements.

July 28 2014 Catch Basin 1You need to take stock of your storm water management systems when it’s not raining. Edenflo specializes in pump truck services on the lower mainland, and can help you keep your storm drains and catch basins free of debris, and your drains flowing. We operate British Columbia’s premiere pump-truck service, with high-pressure water jets to dislodge clogs and vacuum pumping to take them (and whatever else) away for environmentally responsible disposal. We even have a special “lowboy” unit that fits into lower spaces, like underground parking garages.

Edenflo provides emergency response and preventive maintenance services to both residential and commercial customers. If you’ve got storm sewers or catch basins on your property call us and we’ll offer advice and service that will keep you out of trouble when the skies start falling.

For more information about the services offered by Edenflo, call us at 604-575-1414 or fill out our online request for service.

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.