Priority callouts

March 18th, 2020

With the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK and yesterday’s government announcement, I wanted to write to you directly to keep you informed of the steps we are putting in place at John Wall Drainage Service to ensure we are able to maintain service to our customers, whilst protecting our colleagues and following the government guidelines to minimise the further spread of the virus.

All callouts from Hospitals, Care Homes, Care Home Providers and Food Manufacturers are to be given priority callouts normally within an hour of the initial call.

All Operators follow Public Health England guidelines with all risk assessments taking into account the current situation.

The safety and wellbeing of both our customers and colleagues are our number one priority and we’ve put enhanced health and hygiene measures in place. 

If you require further details please do not hesitate to contact us on 0151 495 1929 for any out of hours works please call us on 07836 226763, this will be answered by either Myself, Mandy or Michelle (no call centres).

Failing to plan, is planning to fail

March 9th, 2020

#Planned maintenance schedules these days are a must for all Schools. This type of forward planning ensures that work is carried out during the School Holiday period and not then the classrooms are full.

Ideally external drainage work is carried out every 6 months or yearly depending on the site. March/April is an ideal time to wash away all the winter debris, grit, mud, fallen branches and other items that get flushed into the drainage systems during the winter months. Later on in the year October/November is the ideal time to clear away all the fallen leaves and prepare for winter.

If you would like a quotation for a planned preventative maintenance schedule call now on 0151 495 1929.

Drain maintenance – Root Infestation

March 3rd, 2020

Root infestation and subsequent blocked drains are a common problem in drains near to planted areas. Roots infiltrate drains either through defective pipe joints or cracks, fractures and holes in the pipework. If the pipework is not badly damaged, roots can often be removed using specialist root cutting equipment or high pressure jetting using a specialist root cutting jet head.

If the root infestation is extensive and damage to the pipework is great, the appropriate solution to this would be to line the drain or carry out an excavation and install new pipework. Here at John Wall Drainage service our Operators can advise on the correct action needed.

If you would like a FREE quotation for any drainage service requirements please ring us on 0151 495 1929 or mobile 07836 2276763

Has the recent heavy rainfall blocked your drains?

February 24th, 2020
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Over the last few weeks the UK has seen some of its most severe floods with no thanks to Storms Ciara and Dennis, resulting in hundreds of people having to move out of their homes because of the amount of rainfall that has fallen. Our #drains cannot cope with the huge amount of water that comes with these storms.

Over the past few days we have had a large number of calls for #drains to be unblocked or fixed. Heavy rain can have a negative impact on the soil surrounding the #drainage pipes which then puts huge pressure on them as a result. This can cause cracks in the pipework, allowing soil and debris to enter the pipework and cause blockages. Heavy rainfall can also impact on foundations of buildings making them unstable. Excess water should be removed as soon as the rainfall has stopped, allowing the ground to dry.

Here at John Wall Drainage Services, we are specialist’s in drainage unblocking, if you require our services please contact us on #01514951929

Cesspit maintenance

February 11th, 2020

Maintaining your #cesspit is essential, not just for your household, but for your local authority too.

A common problem with #cesspits is overflowing, which can cause issues regarding cracked walls and punctures, which may lead to external leaks. Unlike #septic tanks, a cesspit has no rudimentary treatment system, which means that whatever goes in must come out. Under the #public health act and water resources act, your local council authority has a duty to ensure your cesspit is in good working order, routine inspections are commonplace throughout the UK.

Do’s and Don’t regarding #cesspit maintenance

Never lift the lid of your cesspit to check levels, inside there are a whole lot of toxic nasty’s, make sure you have an alarm system fitted within your pit.

#Cesspits are often located in areas where other #sewage solutions are just not practical. Make sure your cesspit is located at least 15 metres away from any outbuilding and not less than 10 metres from any watercourse.

Do not place heavy objects above #manhole covers.

Do not drive over any #cesspit covers, especially old brick built pits.

For further information regarding our waste removal service, please contact us on 01514951929.

Hygienic drainage in Food and Beverage Industry.

February 3rd, 2020

#Drainage may not be the most exciting topic but their design and maintenance are crucial if hygiene standards are to be maintained.

No.1 priority in every food and beverage processing operation is hygiene, but all too often, focus is on the latest process equipment and on technical developments that can improve efficiency and safety.

Although these things are essential, this distraction can cause some of the more basis hygiene requirements to be overlooked, in particular the maintenance of the drainage.

#Drains are a breeding ground for pathogenic and non-pathogenic micro-organisms. These typically occur either as free form where microbes float in the drain water, or are embedded as biofilm. In each case they create the potential for transferring pathogens, including listeria monocytogenes from the drain to food products. However by establishing an efficient maintenance routine, maintenance engineers can minimise and control the risk of contamination.

For more details on how our #planned preventative maintenance schedules can help your business, please contact#JOHN WALL DRAINAGE SERVICE now on#0151 495 1929

School’s out

January 28th, 2020

If you would like a quotation for any potential drainage works, to be carried out during the February school holidays, please contact us on #011514951929

#Septic tank changes

January 20th, 2020

Beginning January 1st 2020, new regulations for discharging wastewater from septic tanks have now come into force, householders and businesses that fail to take notice, risk heavy financial penalties or even criminal prosection.

The new regulations called General Binding Rules:Small sewage Discharge to the Ground, have not allowed wastewater from a standard septic tank to be discharged directly into water courses, although approved in 2015, The Environmental Agency gave until the beginning of 2020 for homeowners and businesses to upgrade their septic tanks. These changes apply to thousands of properties with off-line wastewater systems. Many will have already took the necessary steps to ensure that they are in line with new regulations.

If you want to find out more regarding the new regulations contact us on #01514951929 or contact The Environmental Agency.

Celebrating 36 years in Business

January 9th, 2020

This year we look forward to celebrating out 36th year in Business.

Opened in April 1984, beginning with just one van and a jetting machine, we have continued expanding our services for a wide range of private and public sector customers.

Our mission back in 1984 was to strive to win new business, backed by a determination to maintain high quality standards, have led to our continued success.

Over the years John Wall Drainage Services have recruited new Engineers and expanded its fleet of modern high technology specialist drainage vehicles. Over time our customer base has diversified greatly, sectors we now service include, retail, manufacturing industry, social housing and local government, where we provide reactive, planned and project drainage services across the North West of England.

Our success has put our plans for continued growth on a firm footing, and during 2020 we are hoping we will be able to take on more staff and invest in more equipment.

All our engineers undergo rigorous drainage training, including confined space training, high pressure water jetting, risk assessment and first aid.

Here at John Wall Drainage Service Ltd would take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support during the last 35 years and we look forward to being of service to you in 2020.

Happy New Year

December 27th, 2019
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Whatever your problem, John Wall Drainage Service Ltd has the solution.

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