Hotels present something of a challenge when it comes to plumbing and drainage, especially during busier periods. No1PHD hotel plumbing and draining services can give you the peace of mind that, whatever the situation, you’ve got professionals ready to help.
It’s a sad reality of humanity that a lot of people will treat hotel rooms with far less care and respect than they’d treat their own homes, and the plumbing is no exception. Using far more water than they ordinarily would, flushing things down the toilet that they usually wouldn’t. All of this, plus the simple reality of a lot of people staying in the same building, presents problems that a regular home or small commercial property wouldn’t have to deal with. That’s why, when problems happen, you want professional plumbing and drain services like those we at No1PHD provide.
While No1PHD are there to deal with problems when they happen, the best way to deal with a problem is to prevent it from happening. There are a number of measures that can be employed to keep the plumbing and draining of your hotel running smoothly. One such measure is to install low-flow devices throughout your hotels, such as showerheads and toilets. These devices make only a minimal difference in functional usage, but cumulatively make a huge difference throughout a hotel. Low-flow faucets can utilise aerators as a way of using less water while achieving the same volume of output.
Hair—the shedding of said hair—is an unavoidable aspect of human anatomy. Unfortunately, hair is one of the most common causes of drain blockage, so while No1PHD can unblock your drains, installing hair catchers may be a more cost-effective way to combat the problem. Hair catchers are installed in each drain and, as the name suggests, prevents hair from getting into the drainage system. This can potentially save a small fortune on drain cleaning further down the line. Especially in larger hotels.
Speaking of drain cleaning, it’s important to keep on top of things when it comes to the health of your drainage system. No1PHD are well equipped to deal with unforeseen problems, but it would be far better for business to have us come out for scheduled drain cleaning to keep your pipes clear than for us to rush out in an emergency because you have backed up pipes and a reception area full of disgruntled customers. The exact interval between drain cleaning can be discussed with one of our experts, but the optimal intervals would largely be determined by the size of your hotel.
Along the same lines as scheduled drain cleaning, regular sewer pipe inspections should be considered as a necessary preventative measure. Unlike a blocked shower drain, problems in sewer pipes can affect large sections of your hotel or even the whole building! Having No1PHD check your sewer pipes from time to time will not only ensure you don’t have any problems with your drainage, but it will also give you the peace of mind that there won’t be any unforeseen drainage emergencies. Sewer inspections are often carried out with a specialist video camera.
Most hotels have specific times where business is a little busier than usual. This could be seasonal, tied into a local event, or due to a particularly large booking. In those cases, it is wise to have your plumbing and drainage inspected before and after these periods of high traffic. More guests mean more likelihood of a problem developing in your plumbing system, so the better shape you’re in before they arrive, the better shape you’ll be in when they leave. An inspection after the end of a particularly busy period helps ensure the aftermath of your high volume of guests doesn’t cause problems later down the line.
With guests comes an increased responsibility (and liability) for their well-being. One such area of concern lies with the hot water your faucets and showers put out. Due to the logistics of a hotel (especially a large one), it is not practical to lower the temperature of your hot water, as it would then be cold by the time it reached some rooms. One way to combat this problem is to install tempering valves, which ensure that water coming from your hot taps is not so hot that it could scald your guests, regardless of how hot that water is when it arrives.
Another thing to consider is the hot water itself. On average, people tend to work on the same schedule as each other. And a few hundred people all having their morning shower can create quite a demand on your hot water supply. These are problems that require specific expertise to handle. Expertise that No1PHD can provide.
For plumbing and drainage emergencies, scheduled maintenance, installing preventative measures, or any other plumbing-related work in your hotels, contact No1PHD today and we can arrange an appointment. Call 08006906777
After noticing that the house was unusually cold, we found that the heating wasn’t coming on and that our hot water had also failed. We called the team at No 1 PHD who dispatched an engineer to investigate. After discovering that the culprit was a faulty boiler part, they ordered in a new part and got it fitted as quickly as possible. The guys were great, and we couldn’t be happier.
For days, we’ve noticed a foul smell coming from outside and a gurgling sound coming from one of the drains. Whenever it would rain, the area around it would flood slightly and take ages to drain. We tried buying drain unblockers, but none seemed effective. Eventually, we turned to No 1 PHD and were left wondering why we didn’t do this sooner.