It was a race against time for Frank Cole, Bob Munro and the team from Drain Doctor Bristol to unblock a drain in an empty shop. The team was called in by Nailsea based estate agents and letting company Hunter Leahy to unblock flooded drains at a shop that was shortly due to be auctioned.
The drains, which were shared by the shop, the flat above it and an adjoining property, had become blocked and the shop had flooded. Drain Doctortechnician Bob Munro called in a tanker to empty the drains and
clear the flood but the drains filled up again immediately.
After checking the drains using Wincan CCTV equipment Bob found that the drain had collapsed. It was obvious that they had a serious problem. Bob had to trace the pipe through a wall and then dig up the floor to repair the drains and clear the blockage. It required some serious jetting and a late night to complete.
Bob and the team had to repair the pipe, make good the floor and the wall and re-plaster and paint it. But they were up against the clock as the shop was due to be auctioned in an upcoming sale.
From the moment the spade hit the floor Bob pulled out all the stops to get the job done. He managed to finish everything in just 24 hours so that the owner of the property was able to auction it.
Hunter Leahy’s property manager said: “Drain Doctor does an excellent job and we are very pleased with the work that they do for us on a number of properties that we manage.
“They are reliable and their response times are quick – sometimes arriving on a call within the hour. We have used them several times. They are easy to deal with and they always do what they say they will do. If they say they will arrive 8 o’clock then they are there at 8 o’clock.
“In this particular case they were quick, neat and very clean and tidy.”