Lift Station Manhole & Catch Basin Inspection & Cleaning
Why Regular Inspections and Maintenance is Important
Lift station, manhole and catch basin inspection & cleaning are an essential measure in preventing major issues with your sanitary sewer system. The experts at Shenandoah understand this and have the training and expertise to assist you in maintaining your infrastructure. Our goal is to prevent major problems by identifying and fixing small problems before they become costly major repairs which could require system replacement. That’s why we offer our proven IRM program of regularly scheduled Inspection, Rehabilitation and Maintenance. So, when you need proven expertise for lift station, manhole and catch basin inspeciton and maintenance call or contact Shenandoah today.
The experts at Shenandoah employ a wide variety of proven technologies to clean and repair lift stations, manholes and catch basins. Our fleet of combination jet vac trucks allows us to vacuum debris, sediments, and other obstructions into a holding tank for disposal later.
As the name implies, lift stations allow sewage to be moved to higher elevations along the sewer system. Doing this requires that pumps work properly and are not adversely affected by materials like oils and grease that can pass through the screens designed to catch larger debris. Lift stations also have a system of floats and alarms. These are in place to prevent accidental sewage overflows and will alert you when the well is full. The pumps themselves can become corroded over time. Other common problems can occur with the pump’s check valves and pressure switches. Lift station failures can be catastrophic. That’s why regularly scheduled inspections and maintenance from Shenandoah technicians are so important.
There are many issues that we find through our manhole inspections. The best time to inspect manholes is after a rain event. When manholes are constructed of brick, we often see issues with the brick chimney, resulting in water inflow. We also commonly see leakage around the area where PVC pipe enters the side of the manhole. This can eventually lead to root intrusion. Other issues have to do with improperly installed O Ring gaskets. If not properly installed with a water-tight seal, the manhole will experience inflow and water infiltration. The solution is to properly seal these compromised areas with pressurized polymer grouts.
Catch Basins are designed to minimize flooding by removing trash, sediments, debris, and other materials from storm water runoff. This also helps prevent clogs in a sanitary sewer system. It’s important to remove this debris periodically to avoid flooding during major rain events and to preserve the integrity of manholes.
The Shenandoah Solution
The experts at Shenandoah employ a wide variety of proven technologies to clean and repair lift stations, manholes and catch basins. Our fleet of combination jet vac trucks allow us to vacuum debris, sediments, and other obstructions into a holding tank for disposal later. High pressure jets are also used to clean pipes of deposits and allow for free flow in the sewer system. When the job calls for sealing leaking or damaged pipes, manholes, injection wells, retention boxes, or other structures we utilize state-of-the-art polymer grouts which are injected into the soil and pipe, creating a water-tight seal. Regardless of the problem, Shenandoah has the solution. Call or contact us today and let us show you how our IRM program for scheduled inspections and maintenance can save you money and aggravation.
Our Inspection, Restoration, and Maintenance, (IRM) Program has helped maximize the performance of our customers sanitary and stormwater systems for over 40 years.