SERVICES

RESIDENTIAL & BUSINESS

Residential   

  • Septic Tank Cleaning
  • Septic Field High Pressure Line Flushing
  • Holding Tank Pump outs
  • Septic Treatment System Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Ask us to give you a 2 to 3 year reminder call.
  • Emergency Call-outs 

Business

  • Pump Station Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Holding Tank Pump outs
  • High Pressure Line Flushing (Up to 4 inch drain-line)
  • Regular Maintenance Service – We call you or we can just show up – however you want it.  Whatever frequency you need, from 1 month to 1 year. 

SEPTIC CLEANING RATES

  • Regular size tank (700 Gallons) prices:
  • Abbotsford, Langley, and Surrey  $400.  
  • Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows $425.
  • Mission $475
  • Anmore $525
  • Belcarra $600
  • ​Coquitlam $475
  • Delta/Richmond $425
  • Lions Bay starting at $600 . Extreme mountainside jobs will be priced accordingly.
  • Mount Seymour Indian Arm fire lanes – starting at $900 and will be priced according to level of difficulty and accessibility.  $250 service call fee for impossible jobs. ​
  • Bowen Island $700
  • These prices cover most homes 30 years old or older.  Newer homes generally have LARGER tanks. Prices for large tanks are calculated on base price plus additional volume after 700 gallons. 
  • All jobs are based on the tank lid being exposed, ready to lift off and pump.  Digging to expose lids starts at $100 and goes up based on how much digging is involved.
  • All jobs are based on 45 minutes onsite. Extra time may be charged if conditions warrant it – examples: a tank that hasn’t been pumped in many years and is solid full, or a steep uphill pump out which slows the process considerably.    
  • If you have a small or easy job, prices can change!  We are reasonable!
  • Ask about group rates.

Maintenance

  • In the diagram below you will see how the waste sludge accumulates on the bottom of the tank and the scum layer floats at the top. Septic tanks are designed to trap this waste in the tank but allow the liquid sewage to pass through to the drain field.  If the tank is not pumped often enough, the scum and sludge layers will thicken to the point where they reach the outflow pipe.  Then with every flush of the toilet, solids start to be pushed out of the tank with the effluent and into the drain field. This causes the drain field to plug up and fail.
  • Recommended pump-out frequency is based on the number of people using the system, the size of the tank, and a household’s care of what goes down the drain.  Some tanks fill a lot faster than others because the bacteria is being killed.  A household of 3-4 should be pumped every three or four years.  More people – more often, less people – less often.  A single person can go 7 to 10 years between pump-outs.
  • A septic system functions on the principal of natural digestion of organic materials by bacteria. In the septic tank enzymes break the bonds of compounds, resulting in a more simple and soluble feed that the bacteria then metabolize, converting some of the waste into liquid.  The effluent then flows out of the tank and into the drain field where final treatment is completed. The more efficient the system operates, the less pollution goes into the environment. The more bacteriological activity in the septic tank, the better the treatment of the waste in the tank; and longer life of your drain field.  The increased use of antibacterial cleaners and the huge array of shampoos, laundry detergent, bleaches, paper products, etc. can and do overburden and mess up many septic systems! It’s not unrealistic for new systems to cost $15,000 to $30,000.  Regular pump-outs and limited use of bacteria-killing cleaners is key to a healthy, long lasting drain field.

Pumping by barge

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