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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.

When to Have Your Septic Tank Cleaned

Septic tank maintenance doesn’t have to be a headache. The vast majority of septic tank maintenance is preventative maintenance. As long as you keep up with the preventative maintenance and schedule a septic tank cleaning in the proper time frame, your septic system should continue to function well.

In BC, septic tank cleanings can be done by a qualified pump truck service such as Edenflo. A full-service pump truck service company will also offer hydro flushing and hydro excavating services as well as catch basin cleaning and repair. Older systems may need flushing and repairs, but typically, the system only needs to be pumped at regular intervals.

A septic system is quite simple. The tank catches sludge waste from your home. Sewage solids will break down in the septic tank to some extent and the liquid sewage makes its way to your leach field. Thicker solids settle on the bottom of the tank.

Getting the septic system pumped every one to five years is normal. The frequency of septic tank cleaning depends on how heavy the use is. If there are more people in the home and you wash more clothes, more frequent septic tank cleaning will be necessary to remove accumulated solids.

If you have a catch basin, hydro excavation is a process where water is used to loosen the debris that is clogging it. The water is injected to catch the debris and the combined slurry is removed with a special vacuum. Many times, dysfunctional drainage systems can be restored through hydro excavation.

Hydro flushing is a similar service for smaller issues, such as slow drains in a house or commercial business. The pump truck service will flush the drain system with specialized hoses that allow maintained forward pressure and continuous flush until the debris is removed and drains flow freely.

Don’t Delay! Book your Septic System Inspection Today!

Performing routine inspection and maintenance on the home’s septic system is vital. Properly maintaining the entire system will allow the safe disposal of the home’s sewage system. Routine inspection and proper maintenance assures the homeowner of an operational, healthy system for many years to come.

The septic system is a part of the home’s plumbing system that contains three essential fixtures including the tank, the system’s distribution box and the drainage field. All of the liquid waste from the home is moved to the sewage system, and enters the septic tank. As the waste and water begin to accumulate, all of the wastewater will naturally separate into the scum at the top layer, the wastewater in the middle, and the sludge that makes its way to the bottom. The natural bacteria inside the septic tank use the organic matter as its primary source of food. The residual material simply sinks to the bottom to create sludge. The wastewater then makes its way through the distribution box and finally out to the drain field, where it soaks into the ground below.

Critical Routine Inspections
Routine inspections are especially critical to ensure that the drain field is operating properly, and will last for years. Excessive rain and melting snow in the springtime requires an inspection and sometimes pumping of the tank to ensure the entire unit operates properly.

Without a septic system inspection, it is very easy for the drain field to become clogged because the effluent water contains particles that should have been consumed by the bacteria, or fallen to the bottom as sludge.

With proper maintenance, the entire septic system can last for decades. Without it, it can quickly fill up and stop working altogether. Do not delay. It is time to book a septic system inspection today, to ensure the home’s sewer drainage system is functioning properly.

Get Your Septic Tank Inspection before Winter

With proper inspection and cleaning, a septic tank can last as long as 20 years. However, there are times when sludge from the tank accumulates more quickly and needs flushing out so that the tank would work properly.

Although routine maintenance for septic tanks is usually done every three years, homeowners should conduct an annual inspection of their tanks, especially if they have a garbage disposal system in the kitchen. The inspection is done to assess how much waste has accumulated inside the tank.

Regular maintenance of a septic system is less expensive than having it repaired. The grease trap and other tank parts should be inspected and cleaned to prevent septic tank breakdown in the future.

When to Have the Inspection
One of the most important things to remember is not to have the inspection during winter season. The ground is very likely to have become frozen from the cold—this will make digging test holes an impossible task to do.

If you must check on the condition of your system’s catch basin and other parts, do it before winter comes. A licensed septic system investigator should be able to determine if there is a need to flush out or repair the tank.

Flushing out the tank
The sludge sitting inside the tank is made of three different layers. The top layer is mostly oil and other products lighter than water. These float to the top, above the water, which is in the middle. The bottom part is where the decomposed solids are.

The purpose of pumping out the tank is to not only reduce the amount of liquid in the system (which can freeze up during winter), but also to break down the solids at the bottom. Back flushing the tank will break down the solids from the bottom, making the effluent a lot easier to remove.

Residents of Vancouver, Richmond, Delta, Surrey, Langely, New Westminister, Burnaby, Aldergrove and White Rock can call Edenflo for septic system inspection, maintenance, and repairs.

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.