Case Study: Restoring Full Flow to a Pub

Facilities that work are essential to pretty much all buildings, and drainage is one such facility. We don’t think about how they work, until they stop working. Then we notice.

It might be the smell, or the fact that they’re not draining, or are fully backed up. Whatever the reason, once a drain stops working it becomes a priority. What you require is a drainage inspection.

Sometimes this means diagnosis, through a CCTV drain survey, or at other times, more direct action straight away.

This is what happened recently, as a result of a pump station failure at a business park.

 

A Timely Intervention

We were called to a pub where they were unable to use any of their facilities. Not only this, but they had an imminent meeting scheduled on site and so required a same-day resolution.

In situations like this one, whereas we might normally commission a CCTV drain survey to get a clear idea of the cause of the problem, here time was going to be an issue.

What we needed to do was act swiftly and decisively.

On arriving on site, we discovered that the pump station was no longer working. This was due to the pumps overheating, and therefore tripping out.

Down the line, this meant that in the pub, the drainage levels were not dropping.

 

The Solution

This was a case of setting the pumps in reverse to remove any blockages. Once this had happened, we could reset the pumps to begin working again as normal.

The levels dropped, and the pub had its toilets working again. All in time for the important meeting with a utilities provider on site the next day.

The entire job took us one and a half hours, to remove the back-up from the system and drop the pump station’s levels.

A final check revealed the manholes were all clear, and the pub had its full flow restored.

Sometimes drainage issues call for a quick solution. Contact Drainage Consultants for your drainage inspection.