Catch Basin Cleaning

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With a properly maintained catch basin, you can protect your home or business from flooding. 
We are certified experts in the installation of catch basins, and we provide basin cleaning. These basins need to be cleaned and maintained regularly to prevent blockage or subsequent flooding to your property.
With the expertise and equipment our team has, the cleaning will be efficiently and thorough.
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The Role of a Catch Basin & Importance of Maintaining It

The catch basin, or more commonly referred to as a storm drain, uses a process that includes a grate installed level with the street that lets rainwater or melted snow travel to the sump below. The sump collects debris to stop larger pieces from entering the drainage system. A valve inside prevents the smell from the sewer coming out of the basin.

The Importance of Maintaining Your Catch Basin

The purpose of catch basin cleaning and maintenance is to eliminate possible blockages resulting in an overflow. A visible sign of such obstructions occurs in the pooled water on public streets and parking lots. Maintenance begins with removing buildup collected in the sump with the use of a vactor flusher truck, or vacuum excavator, to suck out the debris collected there.

Prevent Complications To Your Catch Basin With Our Cleaning Services

Catch basin cleaning in Toronto done by our professionals can help prevent later complications. Over time, these basins can slowly degrade in quality to the point where they are no longer effective. It is important to have your basin repaired every so often for this reason. A routine preventative maintenance schedule becomes an essential step in the overall care of the system in its entirety.  Due to the nature of the bigger cleaning operations, parking in the area and on nearby streets may be restricted for a short time, allowing the work to continue safely.

Catch Basin Installation

The purpose of a catch basin is to allow for proper water drainage from rain or melting snow. That said, a properly designed system to accomplish good drainage requires components suited for the amount rainwater or runoff expected. As stated earlier, the grate sits level with the street or ground and water flows to the sump and drains via an outlet pipe. At a minimum, the typical tools required for installation include a crane, ladder, and backhoe.

Picking the Correct Location is Key

During the planning stage, remember to designate the catch basin at the lowest spot in the drain field. Mark off the area for the installation of the catch basin and piping, and underground utilities where applicable. Clear out space and dig to the required depth and build a base layer of sand or gravel, then compact to minimize settling of the catch basin. Place the basin. Try to leave about three inches of clearance around the basin and reinforce and grout where necessary. Install the catch basin lid and grate, then back-fill to complete the installation.

Catch Basin Installation Requires Expertise to Ensure Longevity

The instructions are given here to provide an overview of information only. Please keep in mind that installation requires professional expertise and full knowledge of and experience with this type of work. The satisfaction of certain, specific requirements designed for safety and efficiency determines the quality and longevity of the finished product. Catch basin cleaning and maintenance ensures that streets, driveways, parking lots, and other large surfaces do not become inundated with large pools of water caused by clogs in pipes and sewers originating from neglected basins.

Preventive Catch Basin Maintenance Safe Guards From Damage

Preventative maintenance measures designed to prevent such occurrences to solve these problems in the most efficient manner possible. The professionals in catch basin cleaning in Toronto remain the best choice for cleaning and maintaining a smooth functioning drainage system.

storm drain on street in the rain

Sanitary & Storm Drain Repair, Replacement and Installation

A storm drain is the primary line of defense for your drainage system. Maintaining a healthy, functional system requires minimizing the debris and pollutants that enter through these grates and into the sewer. These systems also are essential in relocating excess water during heavy rains or flooding.
Storm-drain repair and replacement are fundamental responsibilities of homeownership and property management. Maintenance includes troubleshooting problems, broken grates, installing new drain covers, and applying epoxy resin. And carrying out maintenance today can mitigate your risk of paying significantly more to fix drain issues in the future.
You can save yourself time and money by having a proper storm-drain plan installed before you have serious issues. You can troubleshoot existing problems and immediately implement solutions for more secure drainage plan. You even have the option of customized solutions that work around your existing property and designs.

Ways to Maintain Your Catch Basin

Catch-basin cleaning is an essential part of any properly functioning drainage system. Regular maintenance will not only extend the life expectancy of the drain but also will improve its overall functionality. To ensure that your catch basin continues operating at its full potential, follow the following three easy ways to maintain it.

1. Regular Cleaning

The most frequent mistake with storm-drain cleaning is waiting until you have a visible problem. By the time you see the issues, more significant clogs and blockages will already exist below and become exponentially more challenging to repair over time. Scheduling regular drain cleaning ensures that you block water-leakage problems before they start.
The frequency of your cleaning appointments will depend largely on where you live. For instance, cities like Seattle and Portland see significantly more rain than Los Angeles and Phoenix. Generally speaking, it is best to err on the side of caution when performing preventive cleaning to nip potential drain issues in the bud.
team cleaning catch basin using truck
debris blocked catch basin

2. Removing Visible Debris

The storm drain acts as a filter between the water and debris so that potentially harmful materials or chemicals do not end up in the water supply. The nature of the basin also means that it will catch a gamut of materials.
Taking the time to remove any visible debris can make a world of difference for the long-term health of your catch basin – and your property. Pick up rocks, dirt, trash, sticks, and leaves that end up in the grate. If you feel more ambitious, you can use a shop vacuum to reach into the drainpipes and scoop up even the smallest of unwanted materials.

3. Keep an Eye on Wear and Tear

If you have been to a beach, river, or creek, you have probably noticed countless smooth rocks in the water or along the sides. These rocks once had rigid, abrasive exteriors, but numerous years of water running over their surfaces made them smoother and smaller. The same logic applies to a sanitary drain.
Consistent exposure to water and debris will eat way a sanitary drain at a microscopic level. That damage compounds over time, and the system becomes more vulnerable as it begins to erode. If your catch basin gets installed improperly, the magnitude of water risks on your property will only intensify.
residential catch basin in the lawn

MT Drains & Plumbing Reviews

We had leaking into a bedroom in the basement called a few companies to get pricing and to find out what was happening. Patel came to our home provided estimates, clearly explained and showed us the issues of the foundation. He showed a professional attitude and followed through with reliability, his team were prompt on workmanship. We appreciated the work the cleanup and would recommend them highly.
sandra mccann
sandra mccann
14:52 03 May 22
George Lawry
George Lawry
12:36 20 Apr 22
Very professional, responsive and work well done. Very happy with them.
Fatima Rito
Fatima Rito
13:55 01 Apr 22
I was in need of emergency repairs and Edi of MT Darin and Plumbing came very quickly and fixed everything quicker than it was estimated. The quality of the job and materials was just outstanding! Honestly, I forgot when was the last time I had a pleasure to experience such a great customer service.Thank you, MT Drains and Plumbing!Highly recommended.
W White
W White
14:05 30 Mar 22
Alex Gray
Alex Gray
16:28 22 Mar 22
These guys are excellent! We didn’t realize that our catch basin was so blocked, and MT Catch Basin totally cleared it out for us. Their service was nice and quick. I highly recommend them
Marcelo Hendrix
Marcelo Hendrix
18:12 19 Mar 22
Not only did the plumbers do a professional job, but they came on time and were a pleasure to deal with. We recommended them to a family member who received the same excellent service.
Marcelo Hendrix
Marcelo Hendrix
18:11 19 Mar 22
Call these guys if you happen to let your drainage get past its sell-by date like I did. They did an absolutely superb job with my drain installation. Very impressed!
Marcelo Hendrix
Marcelo Hendrix
18:11 19 Mar 22
The work was done quickly and quietly by very polite workmen. They answered all our questions, explained the process well, and cleaned up after. We are delighted with the work.
Oliver Hawkins
Oliver Hawkins
18:07 19 Mar 22
A friend recommended MT Drains & Plumbers Newmarket to us when we were looking for someone to do the rough-in for our new walk-in shower. Best decision we ever made!
Makhi Berry
Makhi Berry
18:03 19 Mar 22
I just want to say how impressed I was with this company. They rescued me from the potentially destructive consequences had my pipes burst when they started to split. What life-savers!
Harrison Thomas
Harrison Thomas
17:53 19 Mar 22
Plumber did not bring the correct equipment, wasted of time.
J yang
J yang
17:28 02 Mar 22
I called this number to help out an elderly person. She was happy with the service, so I want to Thank You on her behalf.
Raphael Gnat
Raphael Gnat
23:09 11 Feb 22
We hired MT Drains to install a water softaner and water filtter at our Richmond Hill home. Price and service were great and they told us how to check and maintance the system. very friendly and professional company.
Joe Watson
Joe Watson
11:29 03 Feb 22
Our drain was not working properly. Pavel arrived and checked with camera and preformed a power flush to remove the grease build up in the house. progessional and quick service - price was good.
Kayla Taylor
Kayla Taylor
10:55 03 Feb 22
Great catch basin company. Friednly service and reasonable prices. Showed up same day and cleared the clogged catch basin from our property.
Kayleigh Phillips
Kayleigh Phillips
10:27 03 Feb 22
Thank you Pavel and team from MT Drains. I took us some time to decided which company to go with and we made a good choice. We replaced out our old water line to improve water flow.
Ivanna Porter
Ivanna Porter
10:17 03 Feb 22
Dickson, was great, on time and friendly,Highly recommend if you like great jobsand you can trust !!
Rob Taylor
Rob Taylor
16:53 30 Jan 22
Professional with exceptional customer service. Pavel provided prompt responses and Dickson was professional, pleasant and efficient in fixing our issue. Thank you for all your help and will definitely use your service again if the need should arise!
Anton Kornienko
Anton Kornienko
16:16 27 Jan 22
Cooper Fix
Cooper Fix
22:08 26 Jan 22
Wow! What can I say Dickson was great knowledgeable very professional and I would HIGHLY recommend this company. No hidden cost or surprises.
Paul Veloso
Paul Veloso
18:40 20 Jan 22
I recommend MT Drains & Plumbers for excellent drain clog repair service. I was skeptical as this was my first time calling them. But I didn’t regret it – they’re great.
Callum Harvey
Callum Harvey
09:15 29 Dec 21
I wasn’t sure who to call for drain repair service, but I heard great things about MT Drains & Plumbers. I gave them a shot and received fantastic service!
Lewis Dean
Lewis Dean
09:10 29 Dec 21
We’re planning a basement renovation. We called MT Drains & Plumbers and they performed a basement rough-in installation. It turned out great. Everything was done quickly and professionally.
Tom Ryan
Tom Ryan
09:04 29 Dec 21
I was stressed about who to call for the bathroom plumbing renovation. MT Drains & Plumbers were so understanding about my concerns and did a fantastic job overall.
Leandro Mullins
Leandro Mullins
07:32 29 Dec 21
I chose MT Drains & Plumbers for basement waterproofing services. They did a fantastic job protecting the sump pump. For sure, I'll call them again for other plumbing work.
Robert Mitchell
Robert Mitchell
07:06 29 Dec 21
A complete and total professional experience. I would recommend for foundation repair services.
Mark Feekery
Mark Feekery
17:30 13 Dec 21
A truly excellent catch basin cleaning service from the MT Catch Basin team. Our property was close to flooding because of a clog, but everything was sorted out super quickly.
Kayla Miller
Kayla Miller
09:10 09 Dec 21
I called MT Drains & Plumbers for a kitchen sink repair. They arrived promptly and fixed the leak. I was happy with the service, and I strongly recommend the company.
Scarlett Lawson
Scarlett Lawson
09:06 09 Dec 21
The main water line at our home needed replacing. A friend recommended MT Drains & Plumbers. They certainly lived up to their reputation and we’ll definitely use them again.
Ryker Weeks
Ryker Weeks
09:03 09 Dec 21
MT Drains & Plumbers did an excellent basement waterproofing job. Before they worked their magic, my basement had flooded several times! I had no issues after it was waterproofed.
Louis Hamilton
Louis Hamilton
08:59 09 Dec 21
Unbelievable!Just one man, one day from 9am to 4 pm, dug from outside 2' by 4' and around 7' depth, repaired professionally the basement wall crack and turn back the soil and compact it... with very acceptable price! I have never seen some thing like this before, also he was very nice man...thanks a lot
Ali Alinejad
Ali Alinejad
17:35 17 Nov 21
Pavel came today to fix a clogged drain pipe in our house. Everything was fixed and he showed up the grease which clogged our drain pipe. The price was fair and he showed up the same day. I recommend MT Drains to anyone looking for a trusted plumber in Toronto.
Ideal Fix
Ideal Fix
20:23 18 Oct 21
Always great, professional, punctual, knowledgeable. Everything you could ask for. Thanks for the superb service.
Taija O’Riordan
Taija O’Riordan
02:08 12 Sep 21
Amazing service! Had a leak under the bathroom sink, they came the next day after I called them and fixed everything professionally and efficiently.
Valerie
Valerie
19:27 25 Aug 21
Pavel and his team did a great job at finding the source of the leak to our basement. They came on time and didn't leave a mess after the waterproofing project was complete. Its a Great experience with Great team!
Branden Sharpe
Branden Sharpe
14:25 25 Aug 21
MT Drains Waterproofing has repaired 4 cracks in our basement! Very pleased with the entire process each time. Would definitely use them again if we need to waterproof any one of our properties
Aryana Clements
Aryana Clements
15:40 20 Aug 21
Super job!!!!! Would highly recommend.
Amelia Price
Amelia Price
16:50 17 Aug 21
Great and prompt service! Was lucky to call them and receive same day service.Thank you!
Alexander Kochas
Alexander Kochas
19:16 30 Jul 21
We called MT Drains and Plumbers to investigate water marks on our kitchen ceiling. We've called other plumbers before. They were happy to cut holes in the ceiling but couldn't determine where the water was coming from. Dickson arrived on time and quickly located the source of the leak which was from the shower in our master bedroom. He was very professional and personable. I would use MT Drains and Plumbers again.
Damian Borges
Damian Borges
15:20 07 Jun 21
Great plumbing contractors. Professional, knowledgeable and courteous.
Ilan Kigelman
Ilan Kigelman
22:22 14 May 21
Great customer service, reasonable pricing and professional work. Very happy with this service.10/10
Kirill Lordski
Kirill Lordski
13:54 30 Apr 21
Was hired for apprentice help/apprentice was told that I would be working as a service person and when not doing service calls I'll be working at job sites learning as I go if there wasn't any service calls and was told I was on call and yet no one called and Eddie said to me that I was not the right match for the job....
Yishai Barak
Yishai Barak
16:37 12 Jan 21
The crew of MT drains & plumbing did an excellent job of repairing our foundation and replacing weeping tile. Pavil is very knowledgeable and their pricing is very fair for the work they completed. His two man crew were excellent hard working guys. They cleaned up the work zone to the maximum. We would highly recommend this company. 5 stars for sure.
Patti Spicer
Patti Spicer
14:43 25 Oct 20
Prompt and professional. In and out in 1 day as promised but most of all no B.S or surprises. I would definately use this company again
Joe Apollinaro
Joe Apollinaro
17:51 16 Oct 20
We had a pipe leaking just before the water meter and main shut off. It was an emergency repair because we were unable to turn off the water to stop the leak. The company was extremely responsive, booked an appointment for the same afternoon and sent a follow up email to confirm. The plumber showed up on time and was very skilled and competent. Plumbing work was excellent. Billing practices less so. On viewing the pipe they quoted $600 to do the repair. I agreed because it was Friday afternoon at 2:30 and with a leak in progress didn't feel I had the luxury to shop around. Definitely felt gouged. The repair took 30 minutes and couldn't have used more than $50 in parts. Would definitely recommend for non emergency repairs when you can get competitive quote but would recommend caution for urgent repairs due to price gouging
Adam Gasee
Adam Gasee
20:52 05 Oct 20
Very professional
Dmitri C
Dmitri C
16:41 28 Aug 20
MT Drain was great. They came exactly when they said they would, completed the work quickly (unclogging an exterior drain), explained what they did and what they found and gave us tips to prevent the issue in the future. Awesome service for a fair price. Highly recommend!
J M
J M
13:39 24 Jul 20
They arrived when scheduled and completed quality work. I highly recommend them.
Ed Cappelli
Ed Cappelli
12:39 16 Jul 20
We were extremely pleased with the workmanship and care taken to our home. Very hard workers who did an excellent job water proofing our house.
D Hoyle
D Hoyle
19:23 18 Jun 20
Highly recommend MT Drains to anyone looking for a quick and professional plumbing services. I got lucky to meet Edi, he did a pretty accurate estimate over the phone, offered a few alternatives on how to upgrade my bathroom and installed everything right away. These guys are a go to when you do your condo bathroom renovation. Plus, they offered a good price. Many thanks for the great service!
Valeria S.
Valeria S.
03:49 17 Mar 20
Great company! Super reliable and professional work!
Elizaveta Mironova
Elizaveta Mironova
02:14 25 Jan 20
MT team is great we use them for most of our projects and they do a great job. They are always there for us when we need them.
Jade Heaton
Jade Heaton
16:50 17 Dec 19
The staff of MT Drains & Plumbing Company Newmarket are very friendly and professional. I received a full description of the work to be done and excellent work quality.
james hapsies
james hapsies
14:16 03 Dec 19
MT Drains & plumbing Company Barrie people come in after a year of attempting to find the source of the leak in vain and had a project within an hour. We returned and the crew solved the problem quickly and efficiently, and two years passed without any leaks.
Jack Andraka
Jack Andraka
14:06 03 Dec 19
Pavel Sidorov
Pavel Sidorov
20:42 11 Oct 19
great experience with Eddie and him team of plumbers. We talked to a few plumbing companies in Newmarket and happy that we choose MT Drains. We were looking for someone to install a rough-in for our basement shower and washroom. We had a great experience and I would recommend giving Eddie a call.
Roma Fain
Roma Fain
20:49 09 Oct 19
Best guys ever, provided water test for my well water, told me what system do i REALLY need. Team came on time, install water treatment system in no time. Everything was done perfect. Will highly recommend them to anyoneThank you
Pavel Sidorov
Pavel Sidorov
20:01 05 Jul 19
Called to MT Drain & Plumbing Barrie they were very polite on call and technician reached in just couple of minutes, they done the job in very good manner and charge very reasonable price to change pressure valve breaker, Glad to have MT drain , I will surely recommend them to friends & family
Ryan Lucas
Ryan Lucas
19:29 31 May 19
Called to MT Drain & Plumbers Barrie they were very polite on call and technician reached in just couple of minutes, they done the job in very good manner and charge very reasonable price to change pressure valve breaker, Glad to have MT drain , I will surely recommend them to friends & family
kat s
kat s
18:36 20 May 19
I have dealt with quite a few plumbers, but never was so pleased-timing, follow up, reasonable break down of the charges, and awesome quality ( at least visual 😀). Will definitely recommend to my friends
Window Experts
Window Experts
23:04 14 May 19
Eddie and Pavel are fantastic. The service experience was beyond my satisfaction. They installed a complex sewage ejector vent along the side of my house to the roof and also a tankless water heater. Their crew worked diligently, were professional and respectful in our home with proper clean up. I'd highly recommend their services. They also are very competitively priced on job quotes and estimates.
Young Lee
Young Lee
17:26 13 Mar 19
Highly professional would definitely recommend them for any plumbing issues and projects !
Alina Kazakevich
Alina Kazakevich
20:43 08 Mar 19
Great experience with MT. Always there when you need and provide great service. They have experienced and professional guys to get the job done. Look forward to our continued business relationship. All the best.Jade HeatonSingle Sourse Mechanical
Jade Heaton
Jade Heaton
04:09 26 Feb 19
I would recommend Eddie and his crew to anyone! We had a great experience with this plumbing company. They were hired to complete a rough-in and bathroom remodel project for us, the plumbers did a great job, everything turned out exactly how we imagined it. We definitely got more then what we asked for, they are true professional plumbers!
Mikhail Drozdov
Mikhail Drozdov
16:10 08 Feb 19
Called the guys on Sunday, and Monday everything was up and running. Great experience, job was done very quickly, prices were better than other companies quoted me great job!
Igor Babin
Igor Babin
01:58 18 Dec 18
Excellent service! Guys are very professional and provided very quality service. Prices are extremely reasonable and the job was completed quicker than expected, which is great since my time is very valuable. Very pleased with the detailed explanations and attention to me as a customer. Will recommend MT drains to everyone.
Anna S
Anna S
01:54 18 Dec 18
Marat Uzairuev
Marat Uzairuev
13:31 17 Nov 18
Very professional company
Mark Uz
Mark Uz
18:47 08 Sep 18
Highly professional, not overpriced like some others.
Galina Schmidt
Galina Schmidt
13:15 13 Aug 18
We hired MT Drains to install a new faucet in our office , very happy with their work, price and costumer service. Thank you!
Leon Karchun
Leon Karchun
13:23 08 Aug 18
MT Drains installed a water softener and water filter at my house. The install was quick and they showed me how to use the equipment. I like the fact they separated the waterline that I use to water my lawn so I don't pour softener water into the ground! The equipment is great and very quite. I hear a lot of people complain about the taste of the water comes out from the water filter, all I can say my kitchen filtered water tastes great and we drink it all the time. If you live north of the city I definitely recommend getting a water softener and filter! the difference is very noticeable!
Roman Fainshtein
Roman Fainshtein
13:19 08 Aug 18
Marat Uzairuev
Marat Uzairuev
20:08 04 Aug 18
Were not happy with the price The price of the evaluation work is very different from what they did
Maria Mary
Maria Mary
02:28 04 Aug 18
maria doro
maria doro
01:02 29 Jul 18
maria doro
maria doro
00:59 29 Jul 18
Very reliable and fast service. Great prices and professionals. Used company for both commercial and residential properties.
Anna S
Anna S
01:01 28 Mar 18
Best plumbers in Toronto
Pavel Sidorov
Pavel Sidorov
01:33 21 Mar 18
Mariella RG
Mariella RG
19:03 18 Mar 18
I called Pavel because I had a clog in my kitchen. He showed up the same day, within 4 hours, and was very helpful and professional. I would definitely recommend him and MT Drains for all plumbing needs.
Paul Robey
Paul Robey
15:22 31 Dec 17
Pavel Sidorov
Pavel Sidorov
13:23 04 Nov 17
Great company to deal with. Had leaking basement, called them and they came next day. Started working in 2 days and finished all in 3!weeks. Highly recommend.
Anton P.
Anton P.
23:51 26 Jul 17
Rafael Nuriev
Rafael Nuriev
15:30 12 Jun 17
After having a terrible issue with one other plumber, I was referred to MT through a friend and they have come through on multiple instances. They even had a more efficient and cost effective solution for me that was proposed by another plumber. Quality workmanship and peace of mind.
Pall Musaev
Pall Musaev
14:12 07 Apr 17
Wally Zobkiv
Wally Zobkiv
06:56 10 Mar 16
Oleg Vasyliychuk
Oleg Vasyliychuk
23:39 15 Nov 15
Dima Biriukov
Dima Biriukov
17:31 15 Nov 15
Anna B
Anna B
17:08 15 Nov 15
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