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Welcome to the Arctic Backhoe Services Ltd blog! Here we share tips on septic tanks, hydrovac services, and contaminated soil excavation. Read the following blog articles to learn more about each service and how to choose the best contractor for the job on your property. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule services, please call Artic Backhoe Services today.

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    18/03/2020 0 Comments
    What Makes a Great Yukon Business? Waste Management!

    Businesses generate different kinds of waste depending on the nature of the enterprise. Waste management is an important aspect to be considered to keep the environment clean in the Yukon. It involves the collection, transportation and disposal of solid, liquid or gaseous waste. Practising a waste-management process is crucial for environmental spill clean-up. 

    The city council of Whitehorse made organic waste collection mandatory for businesses in March 2018 to make the environment clean. The goal of the city council is to divert 50 per cent of the solid waste that’s pushed to landfills.

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    Update! Contaminated Sites in the Yukon are Mapped!

    Contaminated soil due to petroleum hydrocarbons and pesticides can cause harmful consequences to human health. It’s important to remove contaminated soil as there are many health hazards such as kidney, liver, and nervous system complications due to exposure. Our environmental services team can clean up and remove contaminated soil caused by gasoline or diesel (or other hydrocarbons). Arctic Backhoe Services Ltd provides a wide range of environmental services including bio-remediation, demolition and oil tank removals in Whitehorse and Yukon. We have been serving our clients with professional excavation services since 1981.

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    What Are Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Soils & Why Do They Need to Be Treated?

    Soil contamination by hydrocarbons has increased throughout the world due to rapid industrialization, population growth and disregard for environmental health. Hydrocarbons get released into the environment accidentally or as a result of human activities. They are extremely harmful as they belong to the family of carcinogens and neurotoxic organic pollutants. Environmental remediation or removal of pollutants and contaminants from our surroundings is extremely important to reduce the harmful effects. If contaminants have seeped into the soil under or around your facility, Arctic Backhoe Services can help you with environmental landfills, bioremediation and other environmental services across the Yukon and Northern B.C.

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    05/11/2019 0 Comments
    How Our Snow Removal Fleet Handles Large Snowfalls

    If you live in territories where snowfalls are at their extreme, you understand the importance of snow removal to go ahead with your daily work. Snow covered roads and walkways can make travelling very difficult and in some cases, people aren’t able to move out of their homes. Apart from preventing you to fulfill your professional commitments, it can also lead to property damage.

    Whitehorse and other cities in the Yukon are familiar with facing heavy snowfalls. Such severe weather hinders both commerce and daily life. Whether you are a commercial property holder or a homeowner, it’s crucial to keep your sidewalks, driveways, parking lots and main entrances cleared of snow. This will protect your family, customers and employees.

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    Bio-Remediation 101 & Why Your Business Needs It

    The ever-growing industrial and agricultural activities continue to push development around the world; however they often come at the cost of environmental degradation. Without careful planning, toxic spills and chemicals can damage the land surrounding your property or project. Soil salinization, water logging and soil erosion have extremely negative effects on the environment. This is where the importance of environmental remediation or bio-remediation comes in. 

    Arctic Backhoe Services Ltd is a Whitehorse excavation contractor and environmental services provider. We are licensed in Whitehorse and Yukon to efficiently deal with contaminated soil. We specialize in:

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    How to Save the Yukon with Environmental Impact Assessments

    The Earth is facing a lot of environmental problems due to global warming and the exploitation of our planet has gone up at an alarming rate over the last few decades. Yukon’s average temperature has increased by two degrees Celsius and the winter temperature has increased by four degrees Celsius over the past 50 years. This phenomenon itself has increased the importance of environmental services and this is where environmental impact assessments come into the picture.

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    The Benefits of Hydrovac Excavation

    Hydrovac excavation is the perfect solution when you need to dig in an area but are worried about underground pipes and utility lines, and about disrupting the surrounding environment. Yukon hydrovac services from an excavating contractor such as Arctic Backhoe Service Ltd. is a popular alternative to excavating methods of trenching and cutting.

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    Why You Need to Remove Contaminated Soil in the Yukon

    Soil contamination, which is typically the result of human activity, is not something to be taken lightly. Contaminants can be introduced into the soil by a variety of different means, such as through waste disposal, motor vehicle accidents, oil spills, and industrial spills.

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    The Pros and Cons of Septic and Sewer Systems in Whitehorse

    If you're in the market for a home or if you're perhaps considering building your own home, then you may have the option of choosing between a sewer system and a septic system. In Whitehorse, Yukon, a septic system installed by the team at Arctic Backhoe Services Ltd. is common on properties which are further away from municipal sewers.

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    Common Environmental Spills on Whitehorse Sites

    No matter how you cut it, spills are bad news. Environmental spills can cause massive damage to your property, can delay construction, and are often serious health hazards. There really is no good news when it comes to environmental spills, but there are steps that you can take to minimize the possibility of spills on your property. Carrying out regular checks and maintenance of septic systems and oil tanks is the most effective way to prevent damage from serious spills.

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    Record Snowfall Means Record Snow Removal for Whitehorse

    We’re lucky in Whitehorse. We live in a beautiful city with stunning landscapes and plentiful natural resources. Yet, despite our location, our weather is mild compared to other northern cities and according to the Guinness Book of Records—our city has the lowest levels of air pollution of any city in the world.

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    How to Choose the Best Septic Tank for Your Whitehorse Property

    Septic installation in Whitehorse, Yukon is not a one-size- or one-technique-fits-all sort of deal. Every property is unique in regard to its size, water use, soil consistency, groundwater table, and other factors which can influence the size and design of a septic tank.

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