The dangers of flood water should not be underestimated.
It’s powerful and just 6 inches of fast flowing flood water can knock you off your feet.
But it’s not just its power that can be hazardous but also the pollutants it contains.
Each year in the UK we produce around 75,000 tonnes of human feces and 6 billion gallons of urine, with these figures rapidly increasing year after year.
Waste water from our toilets along with rain water mix together in sewage pipes underground, which lead on to wastewater treatment plants for processing.
Extreme rainfall can flood these pipes forcing dirty water back up spilling raw untreated sewage into our homes, straight out into our streets or into our rivers.
If your property is flooded you can’t just wait for it to dry out then move back in.
Any wood in the house, all furnishings and even plaster board on the wall will soak up the water, containing bacteria, so ultimately it all has to be removed and refitted.
Click here for information on Hydro Cleansing’s emergency flood response services.
To find out more about flooding in the UK watch ‘The Year Britain Flooded‘ which aired on Tuesday 12th February at 9pm on Channel 4.
Where waste can’t reach the main sewer unaided, pump stations are specifically designed to transport this waste. A general pump station is usually positioned below the sewer system, so a pump is required to send the waste up towards the main sewer. When the waste reaches a certain point after building up, the pump will be activated, lifting it through a specialised, pressurised pipe system. The whole process could stop if the pump were to breakdown or crash, possibly instigating floods, blockages or an entire system collapse.
Our drainage engineers are specialists, fully trained and qualified, regularly carrying out all aspects of pump installation and servicing. The services on offer include but are not limited to:
- Pump station system design
- Pump station system maintenance
- Sewer pump maintenance
- Pump station system repair
On top of providing vital services in cleaning and maintaining pump stations, fitting equipment and dealing with floods and blockages, Hydro Cleansing offer a comprehensive design and planning service including the sale and specification of pipework, power cabling, switch gear and telemetry equipment.
Like all forms of electro-mechanical appliances, a pump, requires careful servicing, making sure it’s fully working. Frequent servicing and maintenance ensures that there are no emergency disasters which could potentially be expensive as well as disruptive.
Offering unrivalled knowledge and expertise in pump station servicing and repair, all work is undertaken by highly trained, professional pump engineers, who operate a large fleet of extremely powerful vehicles, in addition to our confined space division.
No matter the size of the project, a domestic issue or commercial industrial pump station, we give each job equal and full attention. We have a proven track record of working with all aspects of pump station cleaning, servicing and installation.
Regularly working in partnership with, and carrying work out for local authorities and utility companies, working within locations such as tunnels, sewage treatment works, hospitals, schools and commercial premises, we operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To find out more about us and our services head to our dedicated Pump Station Services website: www.london-pump-services.com
Allowing water to pass underneath trails, roads, railways and embankments a culvert is a device used to channel and direct water, each varying significantly in size. Hydro Cleansing are specialists in cleaning and servicing culverts, operating a fleet of tankers that have the power and technology capable of tackling the most intricate, complex drainage system using of our high pressure jets and high powered vacuums.
Important in defending and protecting road beds, ditches, banks, pathways and embankments by collecting and channelling excess water, strategically placed culverts help ease flooding, reducing erosion while helping to divert run off water to larger filtering areas. They play an important role, requiring regular servicing and maintenance, ensuring they work efficiently.
Regularly inspecting culverts, especially during seasons of heavy rainfall, is very important. Inspecting for signs of erosion, joint separation, bottom sag, pipe blockage, piping, fill settling, cavitation of fill, sediment build-up and the effectiveness of the inlet and outlet are essential. Our specialist engineers are experienced in all stages of servicing and maintaining culverts.
The experience we have behind us, has led to us consistently being able to provide an unrivalled service based upon dependability, efficiently completing the job in the minimum time possible, keeping costs and disruption right down.
If you wish to learn more on how we can help you with any culvert related issues visit our dedicated Culvert Cleaning website: www.culvert-cleaning.co.uk or call our head office on 080 256 5844