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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“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

  • I found a great house, but it has a septic system and not sewer. Should I give up my hopes on buying this house?
  • Do I need a pump for my septic system? If so, why?
  • What is hydro excavation? Why does a vacuum truck (septic) company also do this?
I found a great house, but it has a septic system and not sewer. Should I give up my hopes on buying this house?

Not at all! Modern septic systems are robust, sturdy and effective. We have installed and serviced many septic systems in Kelowna and across the Okanagan. While it’s true that some older septic systems may require attention or service, that is more a function of the age of the home and property.

Having said that, your best bet when buying a home is to hire an inspector to see that the home is in good condition. If you are interested in having D&L check the septic system, we would be happy to do so. Please contact us to set up an appointment for a site visit.

Do I need a pump for my septic system? If so, why?

Chances are, if you live in the Okanagan, you have a property with some rise or slope to it. Many septic systems involve secondary treatment. Raised systems such as sand mounds require a pump. This is necessary for “pressure distribution,” which uses smaller pipe to distribute effluent. This allows effluent to be stored in the pump chamber and pumped to the entire disposal field at once.

Thanks to this kind of system, no part of the disposal field is saturated, whereas the field is able to drain out and dry completely in between doses.

What is hydro excavation? Why does a vacuum truck (septic) company also do this?

Hydro excavation uses high-pressure water and vacuum technology to cut through dirt, rocks, and debris – in a clean and safe manner – to expose utility and electrical systems, pipelines, or to clear a path for next stages of construction. Hydro excavation is a non-destructive means to excavate an area with precision. Also called “daylghting,” this is rapidly becoming the preferred means of cutting and clearing.

The vacuum trucks for septic systems can double as hydrovac trucks, with some essential modifications to the vehicle and systems.

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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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