Kelowna Septic Pumping Services

Homeowners all over Canada have a septic tank on their property, so the importance of cleaning them is quickly growing. However, the frequency of a septic pumping varies based on the tank’s level of usage and size.

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Kelowna Septic Pumping & Hydrovac Solutions

Kelowna Septic System Pumping Specialists

Homeowners all over Canada have a septic tank on their property, so the importance of cleaning them is quickly growing. However, the frequency of a septic pumping varies based on the tank’s level of usage and size.

A septic tank must be filled with water before it is used. This is necessary since the water starts the sewage treatment with the bacteria which help transform waste into wastewater and sludge. A septic pumping isn’t going to take place until the tank is filled with waste.

There are two common septic tank pumping frequency mistakes: if you don’t pump out the tank frequently enough leads to costly repairs due to early drain field failure and pumping the tank too often is a waste in itself as more money will be spent. When it comes to septic pumping one needs to carefully follow a drainage plan by consulting a pumping specialist.

Okanagan Commercial & Residential Septic Pumping

Septic systems in Kelowna and across the Okanagan can be found in homes as well as businesses & commercial properties. No matter which of these categories you’re in, septic pumping is an integral service for the overall ongoing maintenance and upkeep of your septic system.

Pumping a septic tank, lift station vault or grease trap helps remove the biological content before it enters the soil treatment area or discharge / effluent lines. Our septic pumping services include:

  • Residential septic tank pumping
  • Commercial septic tank pumping
  • Grease trap pumping
  • Lift station vault pumping
  • Black water & gray water tank pumping
  • Outhouse holding tank pumping
Does Your Kelowna Septic Tank Need Pumping?

A conventional tank’s contents consists of wastewater (watery sewage effluent and a floating scum layer) and sludge that settles on the bottom. Whether the tank needs pumping or not can be determined by the scum and sludge layers, that is, when the volume occupied by the free liquid in between them is too small and the drainage takes place too slowly.

Septic pumping is not something that should be ignored. Septic waste needs to be pumped out to avoid major problems with your property. Making sure an appropriate amount of time in between pumping operations has passed can be achieved by either trying to keep a schedule for the pumping or by having the levels of the sludge and scum layers measured on a regular basis.

Homeowners must keep in mind that a critical step in septic system care is the cleaning of the tank itself, because this operation extends the life of the septic field. We serve Kelowna, Pentiction, and Vernon. For more details, call 250-765-0999

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Over 30 years experience
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“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

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you clean out grease traps with a vacuum truck?
  • Is septic pumping just for homeowners?
  • What’s the difference between black water and gray water?
Do you clean out grease traps with a vacuum truck?

We sure do! If you’re a restaurant owner or manager, you know the importance of a grease trap. It’s a dirty part of the business, but one that’s necessary to maintain properly. We proudly serve restaurants in Kelowna and across the Okanagan by utilizing our professional vacuum truck services, cleaning grease traps to prevent sewage backups (that’s the last thing you want!). Count on our septic pumping services for your grease trap cleaning.

Is septic pumping just for homeowners?

Not even! Both homeowners and commercial property owners and property managers count on properly maintained septic system for smooth operations. We do residential septic tank pumping in Kelowna and across the Okanagan. We also service many businesses and commercial properties in the area, from offices and retail locations to warehouses and industrial facilities.

What’s the difference between black water and gray water?

Okay, buckle in, folks, this is where things get a little… less than clean.

What separates black water from gray water? How about white water?

Simply put, black water contains fecal matter. Gray water is, essentially, all other household waste (or waste from a commercial property or facility) that does not contain fecal matter.

Black water, as you might imagine, contains harmful materials. It should be pumped by professionals with the right gear and experience.

Grey water can, if you wish, be recycled. Or we can pump that as well.

White water is clean drinking water.

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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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