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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.

Hydro Excavation; Better, Faster, Cheaper Compared to Traditional Digging.

Hydro Excavation is a fast and safe method of exposing underground utilities. One of the greatest benefits of using hydro-excavation over other typical forms of excavation is its ability to safely and quickly “dig” in areas where other utilities might be present, without risk of interruption and/or damage to these systems, or injury to workers and others.

Here’s how it works:
Hydro excavation is also called “potholing” or “daylighting”. The procedure involves blasting the soil to be removed with a high-pressure water jet, breaking it up and mixing it with the liquid. The resulting slurry is removed quickly by vacuum, and contained in the truck for appropriate disposal.

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It’s a pretty simple procedure, and for an experienced technician quite quick and easy to execute. Utility companies pioneered the hydro excavation technique because it allowed them to easily locate existing services without damaging them, and install new services quickly and safely. Unlike conventional digging, there’s no danger of destroying an existing service line when digging and destroying it. Landscapers and other contractors adopted the technology because it’s very targeted – it allows you to pinpoint the location of your excavation with minimal damage to adjacent property. Hydro excavation is ideal for stump removal, drilling of postholes, and installation of landscaping features like ponds and man-made streams.

Because hydro excavation is relatively “hands off”, it is safer for the workers involved in your project, and it can be used year-round, using hot water when the earth is frozen in winter.

Whether you have an excavation project 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 how hydro excavation is the best option to get it done, quickly and efficiently.

How Hydro Excavation Works

Hydro excavation is a process that is neither mechanical or destructive and it works to excavate soil while vacuuming at the same time, according to H2X Hydro Excavation. When compared to other excavation methods, this one is far safer because it uses an industrial strength vacuum and pressurized water to get the job done. The vacuum tank will suck up all soil and water slurry as the soil is broken up so there is not a big mess left behind and the water used to do this ensures that underground utility damage does not occur. You will not need to do nearly as much labour, backfill, or restoration and the process is rather environmentally friendly.

What Can Hydro Excavation Be Used For?
This process can be used for a variety of things, such as different types of preventative maintenance and various forms of digging. Common uses include the following:

  • Remote digging
  • Piling hole excavation
  • Removal of debris
  • Daylighting/potholing
  • Slot trenching
  • Exposing utilities
  • Digging in the cold weather

Debris removal is something that can be used for preventative maintenance on your property and it is non-destructive and precise so there is no need to worry about something getting broken or damaged in the process. You can have this done to clean out and remove debris from many different types of structures and everything that is surrounding the area being excavated will not be damaged. If you have a catch basin, for example, you need to maintain this yearly and hydro excavation can be used to clean out the basin, clean up any spills, and remove sludge from it. This will help in preventing clogging and further issues related to your sump.

Use Hydro Excavation and Hydro Flushing to Safely Expose Sensitive Utilities

Hydro evacuation is a fast process that uses specialized water evacuating equipment that can quickly vacuum up debris, sludge, dirt, and silt safely. The process can be completed until the required depth and width has been achieved. The process of hydro evacuation offers a non-destructive solution that incorporates pressurized water and a high level vacuum system as an easy solution for digging.

The process of hydro excavation also creates a quick way to visually observe any existing underground utility that could be harmed in a traditional evacuating (digging) process. It can significantly outperform all traditional excavators, augers, and horizontal impact drilling rigs. Typically, a conventional digging project would require bulldozers, augurs, bobcats and shovels. Every one of these tools can cause significant damage to many of the hidden utilities including electric cables, optic cables, water mains, sewage pipes, and most importantly, gas pipes.

Minimizes Construction Delays
Many times, construction needs to be delayed, when an unexpected underground utility is located during the construction phase of any small or large project. This is where the process of hydro flushing and hydro evacuation can safely expose the sensitive utilities.

Because the equipment has the ability to use non-destructive methods to evacuate most holes sizes, it can be used to quickly set signpost, utility poles, concrete forms, and anchors in the exact position where required, without any potential to damaging sensitive underground utility or wires.

Because the system can so quickly evacuate all loosened debris, silt and sludge it provides the optimal working area. It minimizes the extensive restoration costs to bring the site back to its original condition.

The hydro flushing equipment also has the ability to remove any buildup scaling, sludge or debris from the interior of a pipe or drain to remove the blockage immediately.

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Property Managers: Schedule Hydro Flushing to Remove Blockages

The drainage pipes in older structures often require expert attention, especially when there is a need to blow out drain lines. Many property owners across British Columbia deal with a variety of plumbing issues where the water lines are not properly feeding the structure with enough pressure, or the drain system simply has built up layers of crusted debris making it impossible for the sewage to pass.

Assessing the Problem
Using advanced equipment, a trained technician can inspect and evaluate the problem. They can use high-pressure flushing equipment to thoroughly clean out any line from ½ inch in diameter, up to 8 foot wide storm drains. By using hydro equipment, the property manager can avoid the need to tear up drain lines and water lines that might be penetrating through the structure’s foundation.

Debris Sludge and Grease
Usually, the single largest cause for any drain line blockage in a commercial or residential property is due to the buildup of debris, sand, sludge or grease, or a combination of two or more components. By using high pressure water jetting, the technician can easily penetrate the grease and emulsify it. The process also breaks up any debris and sludge and is even powerful enough to pulverize roots. The jetting water can also cut away any of the hardened packed scale and flush out the entire system.

The process of using high pressure water flushing equipment is very economical, highly efficient, and safe for the environment. It is the most effective way to clean out sewer and drain pipes.

Routine Maintenance
When used as a preventative measure, hydro flushing offers an easy way to prevent against the buildup of mineral deposits and grease, along with intense scaling caused by decomposing debris and sludge. Any clogged can cause significant problems that could easily cause significant loss to revenue and customers.