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Waste Hauling for Industrial and Municipal Sectors around Calgary

Since 2007, High Country Vac Services has been developing a wide variety of experience in hydrovac services, excavation and hazardous waste removal, transport and disposal. In this blog, we share some of that experience with you, answering your questions about modern techniques, compliance with regulations and much more. We hope the information presented in our blog articles helps you understand your role and ours, in safeguarding our community and our environment.

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    5 Tips to Choose the Right Septic Service Company

    About 57 percent of households in Canada rely on a household septic system. Poor maintenance of your septic system is hazardous and may be the cause of most water-related illnesses.
    There are serious consequences when you do not provide proper maintenance to your septic system. Although this fact may be troubling, there is a way to prevent your septic system from turning hazardous.

    You need to get a good septic service provider to take care of your septic system. Getting the wrong service provider to offer you septic services can cause extensive damage to your property that will be expensive to repair and can make the problem much worse.

    This article will highlight tips to help you get a professional septic service company to handle your needs. Keep reading for a checklist that the company has to meet before you can trust them with your septic system.


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  • Male and female contractor planning some hydro excavation.
    The Benefits of Hydro Excavation

    Water is arguably the most important substance on earth. Excavation professionals today are using it to improve how they do work, and you can enjoy the rewards of their technological advancements.

    The hydro excavation truck industry is on track to experience growth for the next several years.

    But what is hydro excavation? What makes the hydro excavation procedure so helpful? Knowing the answers to these questions could be a game-changer for your company.

    And lucky for you -- we've got answers! These tips will explain in detail why hydro excavation is a cutting-edge service that so many appreciate.


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  • Man with asthma suit handling some chemicals
    Proper Procedures for a Spill Cleanup

    Everybody agrees; chemicals, fuels, and oil are indispensable for residential and industrial use. Whether for cleaning, pest control, cooking, general hygiene, or yard maintenance, they are momentous in our daily lives.

    But do you know these materials can be hazardous if not handled correctly?

    In case of a chemical spill, it's imperative to take the right steps to prevent injuries and also minimize potential damage. This is where a chemical spill cleanup company will save the day. These companies have in-depth experience in chemical spill cleanup.

    But how should spill cleanup be done to ensure environmental and human safety? To get you started, here are the fuel spill cleanup procedures to follow.


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  • Septic Tank Cleaning entrance lid on the grass floor
    Why Is Septic Tank Cleaning and Maintenance Important?

    Have you cleaned your septic tank recently?

    Septic tank cleaning is an important part of maintaining your septic system. Without it, you risk running into serious issues that you could have prevented. Yet, few people clean their septic tanks as often as they need to.

    So, how do you benefit from cleaning your septic tank?

    Below, we'll get into how often septic tanks are cleaned and why you should consider hiring septic tank cleaning companies. Keep reading so your septic system can stay in optimal shape!


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  • 30/06/2021
    Steps to Avoid Environmental Damage with Your Home’s Septic System

    When most people experience septic problems, they're worried about what damage could occur on their property. While it's true that property damage is a major concern for septic systems, the trouble it could cause in the surrounding environment is even more serious. 


    When septic tanks have problems, communities and water sources are at risk. Pollutants from a leaking septic tank could get into local waterways, and in some extreme cases, could even lead to disease outbreaks. Responsible homeowners will want to find a septic service available in Calgary and throughout the Foothills area to help them in case anything goes wrong with their tank. 


    Want to learn from the experts on how you can prevent your septic tank from causing environmental problems? Here's what you can do to keep your tanks, neighbours, and the local environment safe. 


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  • 15/03/2021
    Recommendations on Fixing Sewer Backups

    Sewer backups suck.. or is it the other way around?


    Either way, if you haven't had maintenance done on your pipes recently or if your sewer system has aged out of current regulations, then sewage backups become a real concern.


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  • 13/01/2021
    How to Choose Between Septic Contractors?

    Having a home that relies on a septic tank rather than being connected to city or county plumbing comes with some benefits. For example, it's more environmentally friendly and cost-effective.

    However, when it comes to installing, emptying, repairing, maintaining, or replacing a septic tank, you need to hire the right contractor for the job. Otherwise, you could end up having problems down the road. 

    We're here to help make your decision process easier. Keep reading for our top tips on choosing between septic contractors in Calgary and within the Foothills region.


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  • 04/12/2020
    The Effect of Your Home Septic System on Your Health and Environment

    If you're noticing problems with your septic system, you need to act quickly. A poorly maintained septic system can negatively affect your household, neighbours, and the local environment.

    Read on to learn about how a septic system works and how a technician can help you maintain it.

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    What Are The Methods Of Waste Disposal?

    Hazardous waste can be tough to manage. Organizations such as chemical plants, nuclear reactor plants, and oil industries may dispose of harmful waste irresponsibly, which can considerably damage the environment, so proper disposal methods must be considered. At High Country Vac Services, we provide commercial solutions for efficient waste hauling. Our services include waste removal and disposal, septic services, hydrovac and spill cleanup services.

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  • a man holding a pipe inserted into a septic tank
    How Often Should You Empty a Septic Tank?

    Septic tanks are very important in residential and commercial sewage systems. They are usually constructed using concrete or plastic for collecting wastewater and sewage. Septic tanks are worthwhile investments, but they also require efficient and regular maintenance. You can always count on High Country Vac Services for reliable septic services, but there are certain factors that you can understand yourself to determine whether a septic tank should be emptied or not.

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    What Happens If a Septic Tank Is Not Pumped?

    Property owners need to get their septic tanks cleaned periodically. Many people aren’t aware of the potential issues that septic tanks may have. If you understand the value of regular pumping, you will surely get this critical maintenance task done in its due time. Septic contractors can help you with septic tank pumping. Read on to know more!

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    What Is Hydro Excavation?

    Hydro excavation is a cost-effective, environmentally-friendly, non-mechanical and non-destructive process that uses an air conveyance or vacuum to transfer soil to a debris tank. It doesn’t require digging equipment like metal or sharp edges that penetrate into the ground and as a result, there is no risk of underground utility damages.

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  • Septic Service in Calgary Alberta
    Save Yourself from the Trouble and Hire the Pros to Care for Your Septic System

    A septic system is a great alternative for a property that does not have a sewer connection. However, proper system maintenance is essential for keeping your property safe and for saving money on expensive repairs. At High Country Vac Services, we provide professional septic service in Calgary and other areas for residential and commercial clients. Here's why you should always hire trained, licensed, and experienced professionals for your septic services.

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    Top Questions to Ask a Septic Contractor

    In order for a residential septic tank to continue functioning properly, it needs to be pumped on a regular basis. In fact, most septic tanks should be pumped at least once annually. Maintenance of your Calgary area septic tank is best left to a professional septic contractor. At High Country Vac Services, we want to make sure you are getting the best septic service anywhere in Calgary area! Here are the top questions to ask a septic contractor before hiring them for the job.

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  • Waste removal in Calgary Alberta
    Tips for Effective Waste Removal and Management

    A waste management plan is a good way for any Alberta businesses to cut their overall costs and improve their operating efficiency. It can also allow you to conserve important materials and ensure that your waste is being disposed of in a sustainable manner. The Calgary waste removal experts at High Country Vac Services have plenty of experience dealing with waste management and removal. Here are our top tips for creating an effective commercial or industrial waste management strategy.

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  • Waste removal in Calgary Alberta
    How to Choose the Best Waste Removal and Hauling Company

    Construction projects and industrial operations create a lot of debris and hazardous waste. Professional Calgary waste removal and disposal services are needed in order to keep the worksite clean and mitigate any health or environmental risks. At High Country Vac Services, we want to make sure you hire the best waste hauling company for your needs. Here are some important factors that you should consider when deciding on a waste removal service in Calgary.

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  • 24/04/2018
    Tips for Disposing of Hazardous Waste

    Waste disposal management is no joke. It’s important to ensure that all hazardous waste is transported and disposed of properly. If the correct environmental guidelines aren’t followed, it could lead to serious concerns regarding pollution and overall environmental safety. At High Country Vac Services, we offer a variety of waste removal and disposal services  in Calgary area, for commercial and industrial clients alike, including simple transportation and the disposal of corrosive and non-corrosive materials.

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  • 24/04/2018
    How Do Vacuum Trucks Work?

    If you’ve ever worked for or run a construction-based business, you’ve probably had to use a vacuum truck. Vacuum trucks are highly useful when you need to move large amounts of liquid in short periods of time, or even if you need to dig precise foundations for large construction projects. Other than the people who need to use these trucks, does anyone really know how they work? We here at High Country Vac Services offer waste removal and other hydrovac services everywhere in the Calgary area. Let our team of experts show you how these trucks work, and the different jobs they can accomplish.

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  • 24/04/2018
    How Do Septic Tanks Work?

    If you’re a homeowner, one of the things you might wonder is what happens to all the wastewater that drains out of your house. Where does the water go when you flush the toilet or drain your sink? Well, the simple answer? It goes into your septic tank. Many people are unclear on what exactly a septic tank does for their home. We here at High Country Vac Services offer septic pumping service in and around the Calgary area. Let our team of trained professionals explain exactly how your septic tank works.

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  • 24/04/2018
    Different Excavation Methods

    Excavation methods vary depending on the type of job that needs to be done. As there are different ways, it’s important to pick the one that’s most suited to the environment in which you intend to dig. So how will you know which method is right for the job? At High Country Vac Services, we offer non-destructive excavation methods that are perfect for jobs done in close proximity to utility pipes or cables buried beneath the soil. Let us help you find the right method to fit your needs.

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High Country Vac Services

Phone:  403-938-1500

Fax: 403-982-5570

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64075 - 393 Ave East, Okotoks, AB


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