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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.

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.