If you are planning to move to a new home in the Fraser Valley, or are due for septic system maintenance in your existing home, there are a number of factors that you should keep firmly when choosing a septic company. Regular inspections and pumping is essential for ensuring the health of your home’s septic system. If you are searching for a septic company that will meet all of your needs, there are a few criteria that you should consider when looking to hire a company.
How Many Years Of Experience Does The Company Have?
It’s better to go with a septic company that can boast a long record of safe and well regarded service, rather than a new company that no one has ever heard of. You can use the Internet to check for independent consumer reviews of the company you have in mind. McRae’s Septic Tank has been serving Vancouver and the Fraser Valley since 1951 and our track record is well established.
Is The Company Local?
A major consideration when choosing a septic company to handle the needs of your home is whether or not the company is local. British Columbia is the home to our dispatch and service team. If an emergency should occur, how soon can the company respond to it? How long does it take this company to show up at your home for routine maintenance checks? It’s an excellent policy to make sure that the company you hire can respond with a positive guarantee of promptness and courtesy when asked these questions. With our 24 hr emergency service we can troubleshoot and fix the problem 24 / 7.
Does The Company Offer A Computerized Maintenance Schedule?
The septic company you hire should employ a fully computerized septic maintenance schedule. This enables the company to schedule maintenance visits for you, thus ensuring peace of mind for the regular service of your septic system. A company that makes use of a computerized maintenance schedule will also usually be very reliable with regard to timely and correct billing for its services.
Does The Company Offer Group Rates?
It’s a good idea to inquire of any septic company whether or not they can offer group rates for a neighborhood. Group rates are an excellent way for neighbors on a certain street or a couple of blocks to get excellent service from a septic company, since that company can simply schedule routine maintenance, as well as emergency service, to an entire area at a time. This saves the company time, effort, and money, and this savings can be passed on to its customers.
Does The Company Use Green Business Practices?
A septic company that uses environmentally friendly green practices is definitely preferable to one that doesn’t. For example, a company that disposes of septic waste in an unsanitary manner is liable to be heavily cited and fined by BC and Federal agencies, and could pass the brunt of their expenses on to their customers. The greener the service, the safer your home and your family will be. As a Climate Smart business McRae’s ensures not only green waste management but also green business practices for our fleet and in our offices. We are authorized to transport Hazardous Waste within the Province of British Columbia with the insurance to handle large jobs.
The above listed items are only a few of the important considerations that you should keep in mind when hiring a septic company for your home. Always be sure to do adequate research on any company before you sign a long term agreement with them.
If you have questions about regular service plans or our company, McRae’s Septic Tank, give us a call at 604-856-8344.