Rubble and Wet Wipes
8th January 2017 - in Aylesbury, Banbury, Bicester, High Wycombe, Oxford
We received a call on the late May Bank Holiday from a customer at home whose toilet was blocked and backing up. We sent out our on call engineer Mark to see what was going on.
Upon lifting the manhole, he immediately spotted that it was full to the brim with waste water. The blockage was being caused by a mixture of rubble and wet wipes and he used his Gully Grab to remove them; this is a nifty device that consists of a long pole with a hinged scoop on the end. Once Mark had cleared what he could of the wipes and rubble he was able to use his high pressure water jetter. Because there was still a collection of debris in the drain he added a special nozzle to his jetting hose, which is called a warthog nozzle. The warthog is a much more versatile than the average nozzle: the nozzle shoots jets of water as usual, but because they shoot out at differing angles the force of the jets rotate the nozzle, which in turn breaks up compacted debris making it capable of cutting out wipes, fat, scale and so forth. In this case, the warthog made short work of the blockage in the pipes and soon the pipe was clear of all debris.
Once the drain was cleared Mark replaced the manhole lid and washed and disinfected the area. He kept the customer informed through and received this response to his hard work:
“Very professional tradesman and has done a great job!”
Well done Mark