Overpumping systems bypasses sewer mains on hotel grounds

Before a hotel could reopen for business following a change in ownership, the new management team had to address an outflow of sewage that had been streaming over a footpath on site for the previous few months. Prior to the hotel changing hands, the building was left derelict and the sewage connection to the mains had been disconnected by the local water company.

Understandably, this was an issue that our client wanted addressed with pressing urgency as it was costing them money every day the hotel was unable to open. Plans had been drawn up for a new main to be laid over the coming months but in the meantime, it was essential that an overpumping hire solution could be found.

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Andrews provides office canteen with drying rental solution following flood

When burst pipework at a large Fleet Street office building caused a communal canteen area to flood, the mechanical services company responsible for the premises contacted us in search of some hired drying equipment. Although the damaged pipework had been addressed, there were concerns that the subsequent flooding could affect the interior’s surfaces unless restoration could begin immediately.

The incident occurred towards the end of the working week, presenting us with an ideal window over the weekend to tackle the issue while the building was unoccupied. Naturally, much of the dampness was by now beneath the floor as water had seeped through. This could have been problematic, but the client decided to cut a series of holes in the floor itself to ensure that the void below was dried properly. Failure to do so may have compromised timber joists and increased the likelihood of mould growing, so it was crucial that the whole area was desiccated.

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Adapted boiler hire provides hot water for university accommodation

Prior to welcoming students back to campus, a leading international university in Wales undertook a number of routine maintenance procedures to ensure the premises was ready for the new semester. While carrying out this process, a scheduled plant assessment uncovered that one boiler unit was condemned and another very close to breaking down.

Fortunately, the issue was detected early enough to avoid any potential boiler-related emergency shutdowns and allow replacement equipment to be sourced and installed while the faulty units were repaired.

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Planned Edinburgh hotel reopening salvaged by Andrews Boiler Hire

With enforced business closures during lockdown preventing many companies from trading, a major four-star hotel in Edinburgh took the opportunity to conduct routine maintenance while the building was unoccupied. Fortunately, a minor issue was detected at a time where no guests were present, and a registered engineer ascertained that the hotel’s boiler was condemned. The hotel was due to open at the weekend and was fully booked.

Following the assessment, the client called Andrews Boilers on the Thursday and asked us to provide a temporary boiler hire arrangement while the faulty unit was repaired. The urgency of the situation was communicated to our regional expert, with the customer desperate to source a replacement unit and have it on site as early as possible.

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TV production allowed to continue thanks to ventilation hire

With more and more industries returning to a form of normality under new guidelines, we are seeing businesses make necessary adaptions to the way they operate in order to thrive in the current climate. The TV and film sector, for example, has been in constant communication with the Government and other prominent authorities to ensure all parties remain complicit with the latest regulations.

As a result, a new Code of Practice has been drawn up which outlines essential measures that networks and broadcasters must take going forward. Scientific research has demonstrated the importance of filming environments benefitting from multiple air changes per hour, reducing the likelihood of airborne viruses transmitting between people working at close quarters.

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Submersible pump hire enables infrastructural upgrades

One of the country’s largest construction companies recently contacted Sykes Pumps in search of equipment that would help them carry out improvement works on a culvert situated beneath a busy motorway. The conduit allows water of a local stream to pass below a major road, but years of neglect necessitated that both the culvert itself and surrounding concrete trash walls were upgraded.

A competitor had originally provided a series of diesel pumps to bypass the culvert, but this solution was unsuccessful – prompting our involvement. Our regional expert visited site and decided to propose an alternative pumping configuration comprising of three PX30 electric submersibles. Far from being just a simple installation, we also had to devise a complicated, enlarged pipework system that included lengths of 8” wire armoured and poly hoses and several 90⁰ bends in order to achieve a practical configuration.

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Andrews provides M&E contractor with replacement boiler hire

When one of the UK’s largest mechanical and electrical contractors required a temporary boiler on behalf of a major client, we were given two weeks’ notice to devise and implement a solution. The end user – a prominent government-owned company responsible for maintaining motorway infrastructure – was replacing a faulty boiler at one of their southern depots and needed stand-in equipment while this process was undertaken.

Upon being contacted, we were advised that the boiler upgrade would be carried out in a fortnight’s time. Despite the fact it was a planned project and not one requiring immediate action, we sent our regional expert to site the following day which enabled us to liaise directly with the two parties involved.

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Waste management service provider seeks temporary boiler hire

Having provided a well-known recycling company with a stand-in boiler arrangement earlier this year, the client was confident in our ability to deliver similar equipment when a more recent requirement surfaced. On that occasion, the company noted a reduction in the efficiency of their combined heat and power plant (CHP) caused by an undetected leak in their system.

Despite the fault being addressed back in March, a similar issue has since occurred on another part of the energy system which prompted our intervention once again. Without a replacement heating source, the anaerobic digestion process would be greatly affected by slowing down the conversion of waste to renewable energy.

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Luxury department store seeks flood recovery hire solution

At Andrews Dehumidification, we pride ourselves on having an aptitude for providing tailored drying solutions to a wide range of issues – whether planned or emergency. Our reputation as industry leaders has seen us work alongside big names from most industries, including one of the retail sector’s most iconic department stores in London.

The client contacted us out-of-hours towards the end of lockdown after a plumbing issue inside their store had caused water to leak onto the shop floor. Although the damaged pipework was quickly addressed to stem the outflow of water, our customer was unsurprisingly concerned about the impact it could have on their business given that the store was due to reopen the following week.

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Popular TV network seeks temporary cooling during upgrade

Earlier in 2020, Andrews Air Conditioning was contacted by one of the world’s largest mass media companies to discuss a long-term project involving a complete overhaul of the cooling equipment in place at their London data centre. Our client operates a widely viewed television channel and was conscious that ageing air conditioning units within their server rooms had lost efficiency and suffered water leakages.

The broadcaster had drawn up plans to replace the entire cooling system with modern equipment and this was due to be installed over two separate phases. Following discussions back in January, our client had made adaptions to their premises that allowed Andrews units to be connected directly to their own ductwork.

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