Keep Your Catch Basins Clean
A catch basin is there to catch debris before it gets into the main sewer line. It consists of a pit, lined with brick or block, with one or more pipes coming into it, and a pipe that goes out to the sewer. The pipe that's going out to the sewer has an intake that's either protected by a dam (as in the first picture above) or with an upward facing intake (as in the second). The idea is that heavier debris will settle out before being drawn into the main line. Catch basins accumulate debris, leading to poor drainage, foul smells, and outdoor sewer & inside basement flooding. Plus dangerous pollutants collect which are highly hazardous. To avoid, regular cleaning is needed. A catch basin inspection is always included as part of our regular maintenance of your home or business's drainage system.
Catch basins prevent trash and other floatable materials from entering the drainage system by capturing such debris by way of a hooded outlet. The outlet pipes for catch basins on combined sewers (sanitary waste & storm water in a single pipe) are also outfitted with a flapper (trap) device to prevent the backflow of any unpleasant odors from pipes. Catch basins act as pre-treatment for other treatment practices by allowing larger sediments to settle in the basin sump areas. It's important to maintain catch basins to prevent storm sewer blockages and minimize the amount of pollutants entering storm sewers which may eventually discharge into local streams and waterways. Clogged catch basins can result in the ponding of water along streets & parking lots causing a nuisance to motorists, pedestrians, businesses as well as costly flooding damage to common building areas, businesses, homes, and basement areas.
Catch Basins - Grease Traps - Storm Sewers - Hydro Jetting & Rodding - Sludge Removal - Pipe & Drain Repairs
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Our vacuum trucks clean catch basins by sucking debris and liquid waste
while also helping clean the adjoining sewer system.
Our pumper trucks pump out the grease, oils, fatty acids, and other debris accumulation to keep grease traps & sewers clean and prevent backup.
Total Jetting &
Hydro Jetting & Rodding
Drain & Sewer Line Repairs
Drain, Pipe &
Regular Storm Sewer & Drain Cleaning
Maintenance Is Essential To
Prevent Costly Flooding Expenses
Regular Cleaning Is Essential To Avoid Flooding & Foul Odors
At one time, it was common practice to separate the waste lines from the soil stack. The "waste" was water from the sink drains and floor drains, while "soil" was effluent from the toilets. Often, the waste lines (that is, the drain lines coming off of the sinks) would terminate in the catch basin. This way, the catch basin could act as a grease trap, capturing cooking grease and soap scum, protecting the main sewer line from clogging. It's not uncommon to see floor drains that are piped into the catch basin. You'll often see gutters and downspouts piped into the catch basin as well.
It's important to keep catch basins clean and to keep the side walls in good condition. It is advised to have your catch basin cleaned every year. If too much debris is allowed to accumulate in the catch basin you can run into problems with sewer line blockages and backflow into basement areas through the floor drains.
Do you have a catch basin? When's the last time you had it checked?
When your catch basin's looking scummy and full of debris it's time to contact All City Environmental to have it cleaned. It's a routine maintenance item that's often overlooked and highly critical to maintain otherwise one day you will have a plumbing emergency on your hands.
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High Pressure Water Removal
Common wastewater contains small amounts of oils which enter into septic tanks and treatment facilities to form a floating scum layer. This scum layer is very slowly digested and broken down by microorganisms in the anaerobic digestion process. Large amounts of oil from food preparation in restaurants can overwhelm a septic tank or treatment facility, causing release of untreated sewage into the environment. High-viscosity fats and cooking grease such as lard solidify when cooled, and can combine with other disposed solids to block drain pipes. Restaurant and food service kitchens produce much waste grease which is present in the drain lines from various sinks, dishwashers and cooking equipment such as combination ovens and commercial woks. If not removed, the grease clumps up, causes blockage, and backs-up in the sewer. Such sewer pipe blockages are the leading cause of sewer overflows, and grease is the primary cause of sewer blockages. Contact All City to get your grease traps cleaned and put on a regular maintenance schedule to avoid plumbing problems that will otherwise inevitably arise.
Our vacuum trucks suck out sludge from all susceptible areas including
bottoms of basins, tanks, pipes, sewers and water treatment plants.
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Catch Basin Cleaning Is A Must
To Keep Sewers Draining Properly & Avoid Flooding
As They Collect Trash & Debris
Regular Grease Trap Cleaning
Is Critical To Free Flow Of
Pipes & Sewers
Power Rodding & Hyrdo Jetting
Are Highly Effective In
Permanently Eliminating Blockages
With our new fleet of vactor trucks and most current equipment available
we permanently clear all obstructions no matter what or where.
Sludge Is Plumbing Enemy #1
It Builds Up Everywhere Causing Blockages & Damages
That Prevents Proper Freeflow
We unclog storm drain systems with the use of our hydrojetting trucks
which uses a spinning head with high pressure water.
Keeping the drains & sewer lines cleaned, open and flowing is what we do,
All City handles all service maintenance & repairs necessary.
Expert Commercial Drain Repair Services
A clogged drain or leaky sink is often a plumbing problem that runs much deeper than may first appear. All City Environmental performs commercial drain repair services that are both lightning-fast and professionally done —leave it to our certified plumbing experts. The All City Team knows how to fix any commercial drain problem of any kind.
While a clogged, smelly, or leaky sink is a hassle in any type of building, it can be especially worrisome in a commercial space. After all, few things erode customer trust and satisfaction as quickly as unclean or poorly managed facilities. If you’ve noticed a problem with your sinks or floor drains, call us as we have been repairing commercial drains for decades, and we’ll fix your issue in a cost-effective and efficient manner—bringing your business back to normal as quickly as possible. No matter how big or small your building drainage repair issue may be, we will treat it with the utmost care at every step of the process.
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Sewer Line Cleaning, Repair, and Replacement Services
All City Environmental does more than just clean drains. We offer several sewer services – such as main sewer line repair, main sewer line replacement and main sewer line cleaning – to correct a number of problems, including:
All City's technicians and plumbers are fully trained in the use of state-of-the-art equipment and technologies to solve all of your plumbing and drain problems, including sewer repair and sewer line replacement.
Traditional Sewer Line Repair Method
Sewer line repair is typically performed using the "open cut" or "trench" method to gain access to the area surrounding the damaged portion of the pipe. A backhoe may be used to open and refill the work area.
Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Methods
Thanks to All City, sewer line replacement doesn't mean destroyed yards, ruined driveways or devastated parking lots. Our trenchless sewer line repair causes less damage than traditional repair methods. Trenchless repair is our next step in quality sewer maintenance with less environmental impact.
Repairing Burst Pipes
We make small access holes where the damaged pipe starts and ends. Using your broken sewer line as a guide, our hydraulic machine pulls full-sized replacement pipe through the old path and breaks up the damaged pipe at the same time. The new pipe is highly resistant to leaks and root intrusion, with a long life expectancy.
Pipe Relining Sewer Repair Process
Relining is the process of repairing damaged sewer pipes by creating a "pipe within a pipe" to restore function and flow. Epoxy relining materials mold to the inside of the existing pipe to create a smooth new inner wall, similar to the lining found in food cans.
Many times, pipe relining can be performed through a building's clean-out access and often requires little digging. Pipe relining may be used to repair root-damaged pipes; seal cracks and holes; and fill in missing pipe and seal joint connections underground, in roof drain pipes, in storm lines and under concrete. The relined pipe is seamless and durable, and all materials used in the relining process are non-hazardous.
Whatever your commercial, residential or industrial plumbing needs,
All City handles every repair or installation situation imaginable.
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