Ready to go to Galiano Island for Cistern Cleaning
Ready to go to Galiano Island for Cistern Cleaning

Now Servicing all Gulf Islands with our unique cistern cleaning method

Your wait is finally over!

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Now offering cistern cleaning services to more areas

To those Gulf Islanders who have asked “When can you come and clean our water cistern?” we are happy to announce to have Good News! We have secured boat transportation and can now offer our Environmental Cistern Cleaning service on all the Gulf Islands including:

  • Ruxton
  • Valdes
  • Mudge
  • De Courcy
  • Thetis
  • Kuper
  • Galiano
  • Prevost
  • Mayne
  • North and South Pender
  • Saturna
  • Portland
  • Moresby
  • James
  • Sidney (and of course Gabriola…where Environmental Cistern Cleaning began over 6 years ago) as well as the islands that we previously serviced like Vancouver Island, Saltspring, Denman & Hornby.

Taking advantage of our unique cistern cleaning system allows homeowners to have water cisterns and water storage tanks cleaned in an Environmentally safe and beneficial way.

We are the Environmental Solution to Cistern and Water Tank Cleaning.

No chemicals are used in our cleaning process, no confined space entry into the cistern and most importantly no dumping of all your precious water…AND then having to refill the cistern again! Our method is less costly, faster, and – there is no interruption in your water service – you could even be showering while we clean!

When cleaning your cistern, it also makes total sense to disinfect at the same time. We use Hydrogen Peroxide for disinfection. Being a “contact sterilant”, HP is considered a water disinfection “standard” in many countries. Hydrogen Peroxide has none of the negative side effects in comparison to many alternative disinfectants. For more information, please go to our website https://cleancistern.com/news/ and search for hydrogen peroxide to find many posts.

Visit our website and book your cleaning now https://cleancistern.com/bookings/ and get ready to enjoy great tasting water from a clean cistern!

Internet not your thing? then call us at 250-247-9797, and we’ll advise, and answer all your questions!

How to clean your washing machine

cleaning serviceNow we know this is not the kind of post you might be used to seeing on our site, but we thought it rather interesting and it does talk about 2 areas we are completely into: water & cleaning. We also really like hydrogen peroxide, and you guessed correctly: one of the methods of cleaning and disinfecting your washing machine does involve the use of hydrogen peroxide.

Mind you the hydrogen peroxide we use to clean & disinfect your cistern is not the same kind you would get in a your drug or hardware store (there you typically get 2% or 3%). We utilize either 29% (technical grade) or 35% (food grade).

And now with no further adieu, an article by D L Mitchell, posted on March 19, 2019 on dengarden.com:

How to Clean and Sanitize Your Washing Machine Inside and Out

If this article got you all inspired to get all those areas of your home in tip-top-shape that have to do with water (like your water storage unit, called cistern) please don’t try to clean it yourself. There are professionals who do that without going inside the cistern… you guessed correctly again: give us – Environmental Cistern Cleaning – a call at 250-247-9797 – we’d love to help you with that.

 

Failed Well Water Tests

Bacterial Water Quality in Canada

The Droplet posted an interesting article about Bacterial Water Quality in Canada and failed well water tests today. The article is from VIQUA, the world’s leading supplier of residential and light commercial UV water disinfection systems as per their website (who want to sell their UV systems of course). The report is already 6 years old (and I am wondering how things are now), but I thought it was interested to see that BC was in 9th place, indicating low levels of failed water tests.

You can read the full article here:

Back in December of 2018, we posted another article about what to do with you UV system if you go away, which you may want to read up on while we’re on the subject.

Hydrogen Peroxide – Could this be the gardener’s best friend?

Another of the many reasons to use Hydrogen Peroxide if you garden or grow.

Normally our Environmental Cistern Cleaning posts highlight the benefits of our Environmentally friendly and safe water cistern cleaning technology. But today instead of highlighting all the wonderful cleanings we do for cistern users(!) we are going to focus on helping gardeners and plant growers overcome possibly the growers biggest issue:

Pests and how to get rid of them

in a Environmentally safe and economical way without resorting to the usual plethora of commercially available products. Readers of our posts will know how much we value the use of Hydrogen Peroxide as a disinfection agent for cistern cleanings, it is possibly without equal, but a question often asked is “what are other uses for Hydrogen Peroxide?”

So for you gardeners and plant growers here is important information which can help in all aspects of your gardening efforts. This information was derived from Zach, the author of the original articleHydrogen Peroxide for Plants‘, last updated on April 8, 2016 – but still as current as ever.

Hydrogen Peroxide for Plants

Hydrogen peroxide for plants sounds like pure madness, right? After all, why would you want to feed your garden vegetables with a solution that’s most famous for its use of disinfecting wounds? Well, to much surprise, this compound is actually the garden’s best mate.

That’s right, your garden can greatly benefit from hydrogen peroxide treatments! It might come at even more of a surprise to hear that it is completely compatible with organic gardens! So why is it so great? Well, you’ll just have to keep reading to find out, but how does natural pesticide, soil aerator and water cleanser sound for a preview?

Benefits

Recognized by the United States EPA as an organic treatment for agricultural crops, hydrogen peroxide offers many benefits to gardeners.

Pesticide

When it comes to the cultivation of organic food crops, root worms and other soil pests are difficult to spot and even more difficult to treat for. Fortunately, feeding a diluted hydrogen peroxide solution to the infected plants will rid them of these soil-dwelling pests. Even a small amount will rapidly degrade external tissues and kill fungus, gnat larvae, cutworms, and parasitic nematodes upon contact. A diluted solution can also be applied as a foliage spray to control the populations of soft bodied pests, such as aphids and spider mites.

Soil Aeration & Root Rot Treatment

An over-watered garden can easily fall victim to root rot. This rapid deterioration of plant roots can establish itself after just 24 hours of moist, oxygen-deprived soil conditions. Again, hydrogen peroxide comes to the rescue! Watering thoroughly with a diluted solution, it will break down rapidly in the soil, boosting oxygen levels and expelling any anaerobic conditions.

Water Treatment

Many gardeners in urban areas with chemically treated municipal tap water choose to treat their water with hydrogen peroxide.

 

The Cistern Cleaning Conundrum

We keep getting asked what to do when the pollen season is about to start: disconnect the cistern to stop pollen getting into the cistern or keeping everything connected for maximum water collection….?

In recent years we would send out an email to our clients called something like “Pollen Alert”, but this year is particularly dry – water trucks are already running in April. So here is our message for 2019:

The Cistern Cleaning Conundrum of 2019…

Should I collect dirty rainwater, or bypass downspouts…and let the dirty rain water go to waste?

With the likelihood of drought conditions lasting for several months, our advice…bring in the rainwater, the dirt, and pollen, the roof debris, – bring it all in…collect as much water as you can!

Dirt, pollen and all the other nasty stuff that will end up in your cistern – we’ll get rid of it when we clean your cistern, and we won’t have to throw away your water to do it!

We are famous for preserving the water when we clean cisterns, so go ahead and collect as much as you can!

discharge of dirt
Your garden can benefit from the discharge of dirt – let’s re-use that precious water

Water is going to be scarce this summer and refills are expensive.

In addition to cleaning the cistern, if requested we’ll also disinfect it with Hydrogen Peroxide.

No more dirt No more smell.

Relax in the knowledge that no water was wasted during the cleaning of the cistern.

Entering our 7th year in the business of cleaning water cisterns and tanks we have gained an enviable reputation as being the go-to company for cistern cleaning.

Have a look at our reviewpage and see what your fellow cistern users say about our service.  https://CleanCistern.Com/testimonials/

We’re ready when you need us…

So keep on collecting all that dirty rainwater…but remember to call us at

250-247-9797 when you want your cistern rid of all the dirt… we’ll leave you the water you preciously saved in a nicely cleaned cistern!

nicely cleaned cistern ready for your use
Nice and clean cistern – ready for your use

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