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How to Prevent Getting a Frozen Septic Tank

Anytime anything goes wrong with sewage, it can easily turn a bad day into a much worse one. This is especially true if the thing that goes wrong is that you have to deal with a frozen septic tank. That might not sound so bad at first glance. Sure it’s frozen, but how does that […]

Choosing
Choosing the Right Gravel for Your Construction Project

Different kinds of stone will always have their uses, especially gravel. Today, gravel is used in many different ways, driveways, paths, and occasionally getting sucked up by a combo vac truck for daylighting. We explore the many uses for gravel and the best types you should consider for each use below. Digging Flower Beds With […]

What
What Is Vacuum Excavation?  

There are many methods of excavating land, but few are as non-destructive as vacuum excavation. Done through the use of vacuum trucks or “hydrovac” trucks, hydro excavation is a popular choice for sensitive digging operations. What is vacuum excavation used for and what even is a vacuum truck? We have the answers to those questions and more below.  What Is Vacuum Excavation Used for and What […]

What
What Is a Combo Vac Truck and How Does It Work?  

You’ve likely seen them around your city at one time like a high school friend you see every few years randomly in the grocery store, but for the most part, they generally go unnoticed. We’re talking about vacuum trucks. These vehicles are immensely important in crucial operations and transportation and even rescue situations. So if you’re wondering “what is a combo vac truck?” good news, we have the […]

How
How Industrial Hydrovac Trucks Solve Modern Problems 

When you first see the word “excavation” you might immediately associate it with an excavator, but there are other methods of excavation that can work much better. Hydro excavation trucks or “hydrovacs”, are one such method. Industrial hydrovac operations are perfect for precise excavation due to how a hydro excavation truck works. Unlike excavators that rely on metal blades, hydro excavation trucks use a high–pressure hose and vacuum combination to […]

How Hydrovacs Assist
How Hydrovacs Assist in Oilfield Hauling  

Oil and gas are known for being hazardous, that’s why it’s vitally important when oilfield hauling is done it’s done so safely. Both of these resources are crucial to many different applications— from the gasoline industry to heating homes. The pipelines that run oil and gas to many different places in Canada need to be properly maintained to keep these applications going. Both resources are multi-million […]

COVID-19
COVID-19 Health and Safety Announcement

Northern Vac Services values providing safe use of our services. These are, and will continue to be, challenging days. As such, we are taking several steps to minimize the chances of exposure to the virus in order to protect everyone and keep both our employees and clients safe.  Following the advice being given by BC’s Provincial […]

Professional
Professional Steam Work by Northern Vac Services

Drain Cleaning and Ice Removal Using Steam Many industries come with a high risk of clogged drains. From facilities that rely on drains for the disposal of mop water to dry cleaners and laundromats, there’s potential for your drains to become clogged as chemicals, debris, and hair pour into them. Routine drain cleaning using our […]