Located in Richmond Hill, John Knox Pumping Service proudly provides catch basin cleaning services for Toronto and York Region including Markham, Vaughan, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Stouffville, Uxbridge, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury, Maple, Georgina and King City.
For commercial and residential property owners throughout York Region and the Greater Toronto Area, not only is it essential to keep track of your septic tank, it’s also important to pay attention to your catch basin. What is a catch basin? It’s a basin that is designed to collect and prevent debris from clogging drainage pipes. Additionally, it keeps a wide range of pollutants from entering the sanitary part of your sewer system.
Routine Catch Basin Cleaning
You may be wondering why it’s important to schedule routine cleaning and maintenance for your catch basin in Richmond Hill and the Greater Toronto Area. If the catch basin itself isn’t properly cleaned or isn’t cleaned at all, it won’t function correctly, which will result in pollution and contamination water in and around your property.
Signs Your Catch Basin Needs to be Cleaned
Similar to septic tanks, there are very few true telltale signs that your catch basin needs to be cleaned. Oftentimes, you’ll learn your catch basin needs to be cleaned as a result of an issue, and at that point it’s too late! However, there is one giveaway sign. Most catch basins have an odour given that they collect debris, but if the odour is emanating from a considerable distance, that’s a likely sign that cleaning is needed.
Tips to Maintain Proper Catch Basin Function
At John Knox Pumping Service, we pride ourselves on helping our customers save money. By following a few simple steps for maintaining your catch basin, you won’t need to schedule cleanings as frequently. First and foremost, prevent garbage and litter from going down the drain, as it will negatively affect the operation of the catch basin. Additionally, don’t clean up yard clippings or dirt from your driveway or sidewalks with a hose, as the runoff will likely end up in your catch basin.