Everyone enjoys a treat every once in a while, from fancy meals out to stays in luxurious hotels, the average Brit spends an estimated £62,000 on hotel stays in their lifetime. But, imagine arriving at your hotel, only to find the sink is blocked or the room is filled with the smell of rising drains - trip ruined. As a hotelier or restaurant owner, it’s more important than ever that your drains are in top working condition. Remember, these drains are on a much bigger scale than those found in a domestic setting, with hundreds of litres being poured down the drain each day they need to be taken care of.
To help your business run efficiently, you should seek the expertise of professional drainage consultants. Not only will they provide expert services but keeping on top of this will ensure your establishment gains a good reputation for safety, functionality and comfort.
To give you a little more information about why drain services and so important in hospitality, this blog will explain all you need to know.
Why should you hire a drain specialist?
As you would with other areas of your establishment, it’s important that any problems with your drains are not ignored, especially if you’re getting bad feedback from customers. As mentioned, hospitality is an industry that requires high-quality plumbing due to its nature - with cooking, washrooms, private bathrooms, pools and other facilities being a major factor. However, this also means that the high volume of use can lead to more complicated problems and blockages, and while this can sometimes be fixed with shop-bought solutions, it’s always best to call in the experts.
Here we explain the benefits of having a professional drain expert on standby.
When running any type of establishment that serves the public, you need to make your responses quick. As soon as you notice or are informed of a problem, like water rising out of the shower, for example, this needs to be fixed as soon as possible. Ignoring these faults can cause further complications and damage, as well as leaving your guests dissatisfied - they are paying for an enjoyable stay after all. Ensure you have good communication with your staff, and make it a priority that all faults are reported immediately. Following this, make sure you have reliable drainage consultants that you can call to assess the problem, as experts in this field they can quickly identify the fault and get it fixed. They should be experienced in commercial drainage solutions too, as this often requires more complex work than what they may come across in the home.
Drainage Consultants are the experienced drains specialist that can investigate and fix your problem fast. Working all across the UK, you won’t be far from one of our accredited engineers, on hand to get your commercial premises back in working condition.
Drainage problems may end up putting your business on hold if they progress into something much bigger. This could be loss of money, cancellations of bookings and generally a bad feeling among customers. Many professional services, however, will have flexible working hours so they can get on with the job without causing too much disruption. And by using specialist equipment and techniques, disruptions will be kept to a minimum and solved a lot quicker than shop-bought products that often require several hours to work.
As paying customers, everyone who enters your premises will expect a certain level of standards - being faced with a blocked toilet or unpleasant smells not being one of them. Ensure your customers have the best experience they can and you’ll increase your chances of repeat business and recommendations. Never attempt to repair problems yourself if you’re unsure, this could cause more harm than good. If hotel bathrooms are not functioning as they should, this may lead to bad reviews or loss of money if you’re required to process a partial refund on your customers’ stay.
What type of drain cleaning services are available?
So now we’ve discussed why you should hire a drain specialist, here we’ll explain exactly what they can help with. There are a whole array of problems that can occur in commercial drains, some similar to those in domestic drains and some more complicated. The most common drain services include:
Blockages are a common problem in drains. Most of the time they’re caused by disposing of the wrong items down the toilet or sink - hair, sanitary products and wipes usually being found in the bathroom and fats, oils and lodged food blocking kitchen sinks. Simple changes such as keeping all of these elements out of the drains will have a big impact on maintenance.
Ask kitchen staff to dispose of all fats and oils by scooping it out of pans and throwing them in the bin, food waste should also be placed in a recycle bin and not rinsed down the plug. You should also echo this message to your guests, perhaps incorporate it into your hotel rules or leave signs in each bathroom to encourage correct disposal.
With so many people coming in and out of a hotel and with hundreds of meals being cooked in the kitchen each day, it’s unsurprising that drain repairs are common in the hospitality industry. A professional service will know exactly how to repair the fault so you can resume business as usual, whether that be broken flushes, burst pipes or something else.
A method favoured by many, due to its affordable costs compared to more invasive work, pipe relining is a way of replacing your pipelines without completely digging up the whole infrastructure. It works from the inside by using a special resin which hardens to form an additional pipe inside of the damaged one. Problems with your pipes can lead to leaks, burst pipes and other problems so this may be a suitable option for you.
Even if your drains seems to be working fine, it’s worth having regular maintenance so any potential risks can be spotted and resolved quickly. Maintenence may include flushing out drains to stop blockages from occurring, and offering other helpful advice on how you as a business can put good practices into place.
Like most things in business you need to be prepared to a worst-case scenario, so having contact with a professional drainage company will cover your back if the worst were to happen. Perhaps the sink is majorly blocked and it’s preventing the chefs from preparing food, or maybe one of your ensuites is flooding due to poor drainage, whatever the problem you’ll need a team on hand who can get things sorted as soon as possible.
Drainage Consultants: The experts in domestic and commercial drain solutions
If you’re looking for an experienced company, who will keep your drains safe and problem-free, Drainage Solutions are the people you need. With more than 20 years of experience in the trade, no problem is too big or too small for us to handle. We cover several locations within Yorkshire, Wales, the East of England and South West England, using the latest technology to identify the problem and quickly get it fixed. Get in touch for more information about our work or to book your appointment today.