Working Until 10PM
12th November 2018 - in Aylesbury, Banbury, Bicester, High Wycombe, Oxford
We went out to a property located at a retirement development in Bicester, as the customer was having a serious problem where flushing the toilet or sink was causing waste water to rise up in the bath. The developments caretaker had taken a look, but it was clear that our services were needed so we sent out Tony.
Tony got to work trying to clear the blockage from the WC, which was unsuccessful, so he explored the manholes outside searching for the downstream access that would enable him to clear the blocked drain. This proved trickier than anticipated, but he knew he couldn't leave the resident without her facilities. He requested a camera be brought on site and then was able to use the CCTV camera to track down a hidden manhole that was underneath some hedges. The CCTV camera also showed the cause of the problem: tree roots!
Once this manhole was opened it was a straightforward matter to remove the roots and clear the blockage.
We were delighted to receive a letter from the resident who told us:
"I would like to say how grateful and impressed I was by Tony who came to clear my bathroom pipes last Friday. He persevered until he found and cleared the problem. In fact working until 10PM. Not many young men, these days, would have not "come back tomorrow"!
Altogether a charming and helpful young man."
Lovely to hear that our efforts were well received and Tony got a kick out of being referred to as a young man!