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Pumping, cleaning and unblocking of all kinds

Sanivac, your specialist and pioneer in the field of urban infrastructure maintenance, unblocking, pumping and cleaning of all kinds. Thanks to our fleet of more than 250 specialized trucks built to measure in our garages, they allow us to have state-of-the-art equipment, whatever your needs. Our trucks are equipped with water tanks up to 8,500 gallons and a pumping capacity of up to 6,400 CFM, allowing us to be very efficient. In addition, our equipment is operated by qualified and experienced laborers. Our equipment and our expertise allow us to work in restricted areas, with contaminated sludge and we respect the strictest environmental standards.

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24/7 emergency
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Service available
12 months a year

Underground garages and restricted areas

Underground garages usually have restricted height access, making it difficult for trucks to access for pumping and cleaning drains and gutters. We have custom designed low profile trucks to facilitate and allow access to underground and tight areas. Our low profile trucks allow us to access places as low as 6 ft. 2 in. high. This makes it possible to have direct access to the installations, to offer a clean and efficient service, without neglecting the efficiency and the pumping power.

Contaminated Sludge

During our pumping and cleaning services, we are often confronted with contaminated sludge with hydrocarbons, such as old oil tanks, oil and water separators with high PH. We can dispose of these materials for you if they do not exceed a ratio of 10% of the recovered liquid. Our trucks do not allow us to pump and clean up hazardous and/or corrosive materials.

Elevator cylinders

Elevator cylinders require our intervention to pump the residues and oils contained in the cylinders and the surrounding soil. Then, when necessary, we can dig with the help of a hydro-excavation truck to allow the cylinders that are located in the ground to be changed.

Pumping and cleaning surfaces

Pumping and cleaning surfaces consists of pumping and cleaning with water pressure all the debris that may be found on a surface before pouring concrete or installing a membrane. This makes it possible to make the surface clean and ready to receive the concrete or the membrane.

Dry pumping

The dry pumping service consists of using a specialized super vacuum truck with special filters that allow the suction of dry and volatile materials. We can recover up to 2500 gallons of solids in the tank of our trucks. This work requires complete cleaning of the filters when the truck returns to our facilities.

Sand separators

The sand separator is used to protect the pipes from an accumulation of sand. Thus, its construction makes it possible to separate the solid matter from the water in order to prevent the solid matter from accumulating in the pipes. We therefore offer the emptying service and the cleaning of the sand separators and these pipes. The frequential cleaning allows the proper functioning of the flow in order to avoid blockages and overflows.

Manhole

The manhole is a chamber that allows access to the storm and sanitary pipes to allow the cleaning of the pipes. We offer the service of pumping and cleaning the manholes as well as the pipes connecting the different manholes. The frequential cleaning allows the proper functioning of the flow in order to avoid blockages and overflows.

Sump

The sumps serve as catchment basins for sand and rainwater sludge to prevent these residues from flowing into the main sewer of the parking lot or the street. We offer sump pumping and cleaning services to empty accumulated residues so that they do not flow into the main pipes. The frequential cleaning allows the proper functioning of the flow in order to avoid blockages and overflows.

Culverts

Culverts are concrete or metal pipes that are usually covered with rock or other materials to allow rainwater to flow under roads, railways or other infrastructure. We offer culvert cleaning and pumping services with the use of a super vacuum truck and a pressure truck, regardless of the amount of residue to be removed. The frequential cleaning allows the proper functioning of the flow in order to avoid blockages and overflows.

Hydrodynamic separators

The hydrodynamic separator makes it possible to intercept hydrocarbons, muddy and solid residues at the exit of commercial and industrial parking lots in order to prevent them from flowing into the city’s sewers. We offer the service of pumping and cleaning of hydrodynamic separators in order to evacuate all contaminated and non-contaminated solid residues that have accumulated at the bottom of the interceptor. Hydrodynamic separators require an inspection and a report by a specialized firm to assess the presence of hydrocarbons and the amount of solid residue before cleaning. We rinse the cartridges of Jellyfish-type hydrodynamic separators.

Garage drains

Garage drains are typically located in the center of a residential garage or in the center aisle of an underground parking lot and are used to collect sand and liquids. They make it possible to intercept and accumulate all solid residues in order to prevent them from ending up in the pipes. We offer the service of pumping and cleaning garage drains and their pipes. The frequential cleaning allows the proper functioning of the flow in order to avoid blockages and overflows.

aqueduct chambers and valve boxes

Aqueduct valve chambers are confined space access to control water valves. These require occasional cleaning in preparation for maintenance work on the waterworks valves. The valve boxes are used to have access to the valves to be able to open and close the valve in the event of a water main break. The valve boxes must absolutely be maintained and clean in order to be accessible in the event of a breakage. We offer the service of pumping and cleaning of chambers and waterworks valve boxes.

Pumping station

The pumping station is usually located in the basement of buildings and allows water to be returned to street level sewers or to transfer liquids from a municipal station to the wastewater treatment plant. The cleaning service of a pumping station consists of pumping and cleaning all solid and greasy residues that are found under the pumps and the walls of the station, thus allowing its proper functioning.

Pipes

We offer pipe cleaning services of all kinds. Whether it’s rural pipelines, outdoor or indoor parking lots, underground or suspended, we have the right equipment for your needs. Frequential cleaning allows the flow to function properly and thus avoids blockages and overflows.

Trench drains

The trench drains are usually located at the base of the descent of a garage in front of the door or in underground parking lots and are used to collect sand and liquids. They make it possible to intercept and accumulate all solid residues in order to prevent them from ending up in the pipes. We offer the service of pumping and cleaning of the drains and their pipes. The frequential cleaning allows the proper functioning of the flow in order to avoid blockages and overflows.

Oil separators

Oil separators are usually located in a garage performing automotive mechanics or heavy machinery. The separator is used to intercept the hydrocarbons before returning the water to the sewer lines. We offer the service of pumping and cleaning the separator as well as that of the pipes connected to it in order to prevent hydrocarbons from going into the sanitary and storm sewers of the city. It is recommended to empty and clean your separator at least once a year or more depending on your use.

Sanitary et strom sewers

Sanitary sewers are the pipes that allow the evacuation of residues and liquids from toilets, sinks, grease interceptors and all water pipes that drain from residences, businesses and industries. Storm sewers are the pipes that manage the accumulation of water and rain in a building, a parking lot or on the roads. We offer the service of pumping and cleaning of sewer pipes to remove accumulations of greasy, fecal matter, sand and mud that accumulate inside the pipes to allow the proper functioning of the flow and avoid blockages and overflows.
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