Kelowna’s Septic Hydrovac Cleaning

Septic cleaning must be done by a trained professional since household wastewater contains disease-causing organisms, a high concentration of phosphorus, nitrogen and toxic chemicals.

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Kelowna’s Expert Septic Pumping & Cleaning Service

What Are The Advantages Of Hiring Us?

There are a high number of properties in Canada which are served by septic tanks. While they continuously prove to be highly useful to citizens, these tanks remain a potential source of pollution due to nutrients, pathogens and even some toxic chemicals. The risk of pollution grows higher as many homes have in use failing septic systems or ones that are not properly maintained.

Septic cleaning must be done by a trained professional since household wastewater contains disease-causing organisms, a high concentration of phosphorus, nitrogen and toxic chemicals. Therefore, the wastewater must undergo some chemical, biological and physical treatments before being released into the environment.

Septic cleaning must not be taken lightly. All septic systems need to be regularly maintained and inspected to function properly and to prevent contamination of nearby water sources. All septic tank owners should have their systems professionally inspected and cleaned regularly.

Prevent Problems With Your Kelowna Septic System

Homeowners can prevent problems with their septic systems through a variety of simple, proactive measures. The most common way is through water conservation, as this will help with proper functionality of the system. A large quantity of water flowing into the tank in a short time frame will reduce the solids’ settling, as well as disturb the already settled material and push it to enter the drain field. Water conservation can be achieved too by the use of low-flow fixtures, the repair of existing leaks, diversion of the roofs and hoses, drainage away from the septic drain field, etc.

While the time interval of a septic cleaning depends on the inspection’s results, each household’s tank size and level of water usage, such an inspection made by a licensed professional should be performed regularly. This will help each owner catch eventual problems early on and keep solids from accumulating, reaching the outflow and clogging the drain field.

If you’re looking for a clean septic tank in the Penticton, Vernon or Kelowna area, get in touch now at 250-765-0999

Frequency & Consistency for Septic Tank Cleaning

Septic systems are indeed simple in their design. This is their strength as well as their weakness – though it’s only a weakness if proper care is not administered. That’s why it’s vital to clean your septic tank on a regular basis, getting out ahead of potential problems before they arise.

All drains in your home eventually merge into a single pipe that heads outside and into the septic tank. The waste that’s carried in those drain pipes is all combined into the septic tank and, over time, starts to separate. Sludge is the heaviest particulate and sinks to the bottom of the tank. The middle layer is effluent or “gray water,” while the top “scum” layer comprises fats, proteins and oils. Only the effluent is discharged into the drain field, meaning the other components require regular cleaning.

You can imagine what would (and does!) happen if the septic isn’t cleaned consistently and with regular frequency. Talk to D&L Environmental Ltd. today about when and how to schedule a cleaning for your septic tank in Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton or elsewhere around the Okanagan.

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Over 30 years experience
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Why you should trust us

“We’ve worked very hard for over 30 years to gain the trust and loyalty of our clients. Our solid reputation is something I’m very proud of, it’s also something I never take for granted”

– Stacey Lund, President

“We’ve worked very hard for over 25 years to gain the trust and loyalty of our clients. Our solid reputation is something I’m very proud of, it’s also something I never take for granted”

– Stacey Lund, President

“We’ve worked very hard for over 25 years to gain the trust and loyalty of our clients. Our solid reputation is something I’m very proud of, it’s also something I never take for granted”

– Stacey Lund, President

“We’ve worked very hard for over 25 years to gain the trust and loyalty of our clients. Our solid reputation is something I’m very proud of, it’s also something I never take for granted”

– Stacey Lund, President

WHAT WE DO

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are septic cleaning and septic pumping the same thing?
  • How often should you pump or clean a septic tank?
  • Is septic cleaning expensive? Can I do this on my own?
Are septic cleaning and septic pumping the same thing?

Not quite.

Both septic cleaning and septic pumping involve removing fluids and other matter from a septic tank.

Septic pumping refers to the removal of liquid and some sludge from a septic tank. Septic cleaning, meanwhile, means that that all the water and compacted sludge from the bottom of the tank are being removed.

Is one preferable to the other? Actually while the terms should not be used interchangeably, the methods can effectively be used in tandem. Septic pumping can be performed on a regular basis, while septic cleaning can be reserved for less frequent occasions.

The terms are sometimes used as synonyms, but now you know they are in fact different!

How often should you pump or clean a septic tank?

By cleaning a septic tank on a regular basis (every 3-5 years), the solids can be removed fairly easily.

Sometimes when the sludge is heavy, a high-pressure water nozzle is used to remove the solids. Occasionally, we find solids so thick that they can’t be broken down. In these instances, re-pumping the tank in 6 -12 months is recommended.

Is septic cleaning expensive? Can I do this on my own?

Septic cleaning is a necessary investment for anyone who owns a property with a septic system. This is either a financial investment, or an investment in your time and effort. While there are DIY methods for septic cleaning, the time involved may vary, and – very frankly speaking – it is not a pleasant endeavour. That’s why homeowners rely on the pros to clean their septic systems. At D & L Environmental, we offer a fairly priced septic cleaning service, one that is professional and thorough. Proper cleaning now will help prevent more costly (and unpleasant) issues down the road.

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D & L Environmental Ltd. has been doing business in the Okanagan for over 30 years. We have grown into the largest full service vacuum truck company in the BC Interior.

670 Beaver Lake Road
Kelowna, BC V4V 1S7

250-765-0999 (Main Number)
250-766-3260 (Lake Country)
250-769-8040 (West Kelowna)
250-769-8040 (Vernon)

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