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Catch Basin Maintenance 101.

When 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.

You 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.

Have your Catch Basin cleaned and inspected annually by the experts at EdenFlo Vacuum Pump service.  When you need catch basin service in  Vancouver, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, New Westminster, Delta or White Rock, contact the best at  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.

Better Weather Doesn’t Hide Your Need to Clean Your Parking Garage Catch Basin

As the weather gets better and the skies clear, it would be easy to forget about the catch basin in your parking garage in the lower mainland.  Chances are there is debris and waste that are partially clogging your drain right now.  Smaller rainfall will hide the fact that there may be a drainage problem that is just waiting to manifest itself into a big clog that can could cause you have to shut down your garage.

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EdenFlo offers the best low clearance parking garage catch basin cleaning in the lower mainland.  Their extensive fleet of “Low Boy” vacuum trucks gets into the tightest parking garages to access your catch basin and drains in the lowest levels of your parkade.

Whether your parking garage drain challenge is in Vancouver, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Buranby, New Westminster, Delta or White rock, EdenFlo can provide  a routine maintenance inspection before you have a full blown drainage emergency. Get it done so that you can ensure that you and your parking patrons can enjoy the best weather of the season.   Give us a call at 604 575 1414 or email us at service@edenflo.ca to book a complimentary consultation.

 Fall Rain Needs to Drain in Your Underground Garage

As the kids get back to school we are reminded of the changing seasons where the lower mainland gets ready for rain and lots of it.

Now is the time to do some preventive maintenance on your drains and catch basins in your underground garages. The rains are coming and will be a test for your drainage system.  Expect that debris has found its way into your catch basins and will effect the rate of drainage.   EdenFlo is investing in being the premier vacuum service for low ceiling garages in the lower mainland.  Our “Low Boy”  trucks not only create a low profile, but are nimble in navigating the tightest parking garages.
Low ceiling drain cleaning

Low ceiling drain cleaning

Think of Edenflo as the specialists for this area.  Because our equipment is so specialized, we are able to be the most efficient in cleaning the drainage and catch basins of your underground parking garage. More efficient means less time on site – the job is done faster and better.
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. Fall signals the beginning of the rainy season.  Now is the time to book your drain cleaning service.