AQUALIS offers catch basin cleaning services to ensure your stormwater system functions as designed and protects your property from flooding. Our certified stormwater professionals are expert vactor and jetting providers, capable of safely and efficiently clearing your catch basins to protect your property from possible stormwater damages.
Also referred to as storm drains or curb drain inlets, catch basins are the first line of defense against property flooding. Partnering with AQUALIS ensures your stormwater systems are prepared to protect your property.
AQUALIS provides catch basin cleaning services using state-of-the-art hydro-combo trucks that utilize high-pressured jets of water to:
Vactor and Jetting Services vs. Mechanical Catch Basin (MCB) Cleanings
MCB cleanings utilize a hydraulic clamshell to manually lift and remove debris from within catch basins. While sufficient for some sites, vactor and jetting services offer a more thorough and effective catch basin cleaning. Utilizing pressurized water to dislodge materials and an industrial level suction power is then used to remove sludge, dirt and other debris from catch basins. In addition, Vactor and jetting applications help to remove sediment, extending the period between required cleanings.
Catch Basin Cleaning Frequency
At a minimum, catch basins should be cleared on an annual basis. However, stormwater professionals recommend biannual cleanings to decrease the risk of flooding or system failures substantially. Pre-winter cleanings may be required to remove the accumulation of organic matter, including leaf litter that collects within systems during the fall and prepares systems for the influx of snowmelt that will bombard systems in the months to come. If a severe storm is expected, scheduling a pre-storm cleaning can prepare assets for significant rain events to minimize the flood risk associated with the storm.
Parts of a Catch Basin
While there are various designs of catch basins, including curb inlets and drop inlets, here are the parts of a typical catch basin.
Catch Basins and Mosquitoes
If your site is facing a mosquito issue, catch basins may be to blame. If a catch basin becomes clogged and water cannot flow properly, water pooling will occur. This stagnant water is ideal for mosquito breeding and can lead to a boom in mosquito populations on your site. If mosquitoes are prevalent throughout your parking lot, contact us to see if catch basin cleanings may be right for you.
AQUALIS’ team of highly trained hydro-combo truck operators and stormwater specialists are here to offer quick, effective and risk-mitigating catch basin cleaning services. Schedule a free consultation and learn how AQUALIS can protect your property.