Sewer Backup Services

Sewer backup is unsanitary and can be a serious health hazard in any building. Action must be taken immediately. This starts with an inspection of the property, a proper cleanup and sanitization before returning the waste, vent and drain systems to normal functionality.

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Kelowna Sewer Backup & Hydrovac Services

Sewer Backed Up? Here’s What You Need to Do:
    • If there’s any chance that extension cords, electrical wires or electrical appliances come in contact with the standing water or wet materials, the electrical power must be turned off immediately
    • The sewage-contaminated areas must be vacated by anyone not wearing adequate protective equipment (it’s safe to assume that any material or surface touched by sewage is contaminated!)
    • Stop flushing the toilets, and turn off any running water on the property (even the water source for building) to stop continued sewage tank entry
    • Remove sewage-contaminated materials and contents by placing them outdoors, and protect the clean materials by moving them outside the threat areas
    • Open windows and doors to reduce the indoor humidity

    Most importantly, call a septic tank service company as soon as possible. While pumping a septic tank will get you some temporary relief, the cause of the sewer backup still needs to be investigated, and the proper septic system service & repairs must be carried out to ensure long term security.

Call The Hydrovac Professionals For Your Sewer Backup

No homeowner wants to deal with a sewage system backup and the issues it entails. Ideally everyone would know what to do when the septic system or sewage tank backs up into a building; how to clean up after a sewer backup; how to stop an overflowing toilet; and how to fix backing-up septic lines. Even with this knowledge, specialized equipment and training is often required for proper septic system service. Fortunately there is a highly skilled, professional septic company that you can rely on for emergency sewer backup or septic system service in Kelowna, Penticton or Vernon.

The D&L Environmental team of septic solutions experts will ensure your sewer backup is cleaned and sanitized in an efficient and environmentally-conscious manner. Our team is fully trained in a variety of septic services, and we’re equipped to handle any sewer backup scenario. Don’t wait for serious issues to arise when your sewage tank or septic field is backing up! Call 250-765-0999 and we’ll be on the scene to help.

Your Trusted Call for Sewer Backups in the Okanagan

How do you know when things are going wrong? A telltale sign occurs when a septic bed fills up; it will subsequently back up into the tank, which then backs up the pipe that goes from the house. Signs you’ll see in the house include toilets flushing slowly, as well as sinks and showers/tubs not draining. You might also notice that the grass covering the bed could become squishy, and starting to seep a greyish liquid. Unfortunately, you’ll know it when you smell it! When this happens – well, ideally before this all happens – give us a call at the first signs of a backup. Trust us, you won’t want to wait!

We’re experts in being able to recognize and diagnose issues, so our experienced pros will arrive on the scene and get to work right away in troubleshooting the source of the issues and getting things cleaned up straight away. You’re in good hands with D&L Environmental Ltd., the leaders in septic systems in the Okanagan. Call us at 250-765-0999, and we’ll send out a crew as soon as possible.

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Over 30 years experience
Fully insured
Trusted Solutions
Environmentally safe

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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

  • What are some causes for sewer backups?
  • What are the health & safety risks of a sewer backup?
  • Is a vacuum truck an effective means of remediating a sewer backup? How so?
What are some causes for sewer backups?

Sewers can back up as a result of grease, oil and foreign objects down your drains and in your toilets. This can affect residential properties as well as commercial properties. In homes, we’re talking about sewer backups in basement, bathroom floors, shower stalls, bathtubs or sinks. Commercial properties can see sewer backups affecting restaurants, retail stores, offices, warehouses and much more. While backups do happen, there are ways to help prevent sewer backups and mitigate their severity, such as discouraging all occupants of a home or commercial property not to throw foreign objects into the system.

What are the health & safety risks of a sewer backup?

The extent of health risks varies according to the volume of a sewer backup as well as the degree of exposure to it. Raw sewage contains germs, viruses, parasites and bacteria; tetanus affects the nervous system while hepatitis A damages the liver. These can pose significant health risks and contaminate your home, business or property.

Is a vacuum truck an effective means of remediating a sewer backup? How so?

From small to large scale operations, from home sewer backups to commercial property sewer backups, vacuum trucks are extremely effective in the cleanup process. They are a fast, safe and reliable means, especially when operated and supervised by experienced professionals. Count on D&L Environmental, your trusted Okanagan vacuum truck pros, to get the job done right.

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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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