If you are a business owner in the Lower Fraser Valley area, you are no doubt aware that the climate we live in is one that is exceptionally wet most of the winter. But were you aware that the entire Lower Fraser Valley metro area receives an average of 174 rainy days (“rainy” counts as anything between a light drizzle and a heavy downpour) per year? In fact, Abbotsford tops the list as the rainiest city in all of Canada, receiving an average of 1,538 mm (roughly five feet) in precipitation each and every year.
Why Schedule A Catch Basin Cleaning?
As has been shown, it’s an excellent idea to make sure that all of the drains and basins in your business are fully clean and operational at all times of the year. It’s important to check and maintain these areas on a regular basis, so as to insure that they do not become clogged with debris.
In addition to aiding the safety of your business, you will also be doing a great service to your neighbors and your community at large by helping to ensure that excess ground water and rain water will not flood out the surrounding area. Taking these precautions will greatly improve access to streets and businesses, thus saving the community a great deal of time, effort, and money during the peak rain and flooding season.
What Makes It So Important To Keep Your Catch Basin Clean?
There are several very important reasons why it is vitally necessary to keep your catch basin absolutely clean and free from debris. For example, if all of your drain lines become clogged, they can cause major flooding damage to your business, both inside and out. Additionally, the overflow can flood into the adjacent properties, causing them a great deal of unanticipated damage as well.
There is also the chance that overflow from your catch basin can flood into nearby parking lots, which will necessitate the very costly procedure of hydro-flushing in order to clear the debris from the line. If your business, or the business of your neighbor, receives damage due to catch basin overflow, you will be presented with a very costly bill for emergency flood drainage service. It’s much easier and cheaper to maintain your catch basin.
When Is The Best Time To Schedule A Catch Basin Cleaning?
The best time to schedule a catch basin cleaning for your business is during the fall season (September to November). Scheduling a cleaning during the autumn season will guarantee that your catch basin is in excellent shape to the handle the precipitation generated during the rainy season, as well as any snow melt produced during the winter season. The sooner you complete this timely maintenance job, the better shape you will be in during the heavy rain season this British Columbia winter.
Ready to schedule your Sewer Line & Catch Basin Cleaning? Call McRae’s Septic Tank at 604-856-8344.