Drain Clearance at Flitwick Manor, Bedfordshire

Blocked Drain Clearance for Luxury Hotel

Flitwick Manor is a beautiful Grade II-listed country manor house hotel situated in acres of private gardens and woods, just 10 miles from Bedford. Sweeping down the tree-lined avenue to the house, it felt like we were a million miles away from everyday life, but blocked drains have a habit of bringing you back down to earth with a bump!


Diagnosing the Problem

The hotel contacted Drainflow regarding a blockage in one of their external drains. Upon inspection, we found that the blockage occurred in a foul water drain, which is responsible for carrying waste water from the hotel’s kitchens and bathrooms. Foul water drains are designed to keep human waste separate from surface water, which is run-off from roofs, fields, or pavements.

Foul water drainage systems play a vital role in maintaining hygiene and preventing contamination. In order to ensure the safety of the water supply, foul water is directed to a sewage treatment plant where it undergoes thorough purification processes. These treatments are necessary to eliminate any potential contaminants before the water can be deemed safe for re-entry into the main water supply.

When a blockage occurs in a foul water pipe, it needs prompt action. The obstruction must be cleared swiftly to restore an efficient flow within the drainage system. Additionally, it is essential to conduct a thorough cleaning of the pipes to prevent any lingering residue or build-up that may hinder the proper functioning of the system.

The Drainflow Solution

When it comes to drain blockages, swift action is essential, particularly in hospitality or hotel venues where the urgency is especially acute. At Drainflow, we understand the critical nature of such situations and are available to address drain clearance calls 24/7. We prioritise a prompt response to your call, recognising the importance of resolving the issue as quickly as possible.

The Drainflow Solution

Our vans are always well-stocked and the Drainflow team is experienced in handling drain clearance problems; we take pride in our ability to frequently resolve these issues during our initial visit. At Flitwick Manor, we resolved the problem in the following way:

  • CCTV Drain Inspection. We use CCTV drain surveys to identify foul drain blockages. A state-of-the-art remote-controlled, wheel-mounted HD camera is sent into the drain to inspect its interior. This camera captures 360° images that are transmitted in real time to surface monitors. Drainage engineers analyse the data and pinpoint the problem.
  • High Pressure Drain Jetting. If the blockage is deep in the drainage system, Drainflow applies a rapid and efficient solution: drain jetting. High-pressure hoses are inserted into the mouth of the drain, and water jets exceeding 3000 psi to swiftly clear obstructions. This approach ensures effective results.

Working With Drainflow

Drainflow’s team of drain clearance engineers operate throughout Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and North London. With over 20 years of industry experience, we have established a solid reputation for delivering prompt and reliable drain clearance services to commercial, construction, and residential customers.


Trust Drainflow for professional drain clearance solutions backed by years of proven experience. Call us today on 01525 718500.