Our automatic self-priming GP pumps can handle clean water, sludge and slurry, offering flexible solutions in a multitude of scenarios
Emergency Pumping Services
When equipment breakdown, unexpected flooding or pipe fracture threatens you, Sykes Pumps reacts quicker than any other supplier to provide you with an effective solution. Our vast experience working on projects across a full range of environments allows us to quickly understand your unique requirements and deliver a solution that will work immediately. Because we understand the cost of downtime or reduced output, we ensure our service minimises the wider effects of emergencies.
As the UK’s leading provider of strategic pump services and equipment, we have unrivalled expertise in designing and commissioning, especially when the pressure is on to deliver the correct solution quickly. Flooded or waterlogged sites can cause serious delays to projects you may be working on, as well as increase costs dramatically. Unlike many other hire companies, we offer 24 hour coverage and protection - so should an emergency arise and disrupt your plans, we will work with you to overcome the issue from the moment you make contact with us.
Whether you suffer pump failure, burst water mains or even chemical spillages and waste discharge, we pledge to be the fastest provider of the right solution. As a company, we have been delivering complex yet cost-efficient pumping systems for over 160 years and have the knowledge and skills to assist you. From short-term support through to long-term hires, you can rely on us to accommodate your every requirement.
Our national network means there is always a depot close to you, no matter where you’re located. This allows us to promise and deliver a swift service all year round, whatever the time of day or night, and apply the most appropriate remedy available. We have both resources and technicians constantly on hand to alleviate flood pressures, sewer collapses or any other crisis that you might face.
When a sewer prevents land development or the expansion of existing property, it is possible to make a temporary diversion if the relevant authorities agree. This potentially complicated process should be overseen by industry experts to guarantee its safe and proper execution. At Sykes Pumps, our qualified engineers are able to manage the entire procedure and will even recommend units most suitable for this particular application. When the diversion needs to be undertaken as a result of a broken sewer, then our emergency response kicks into action.
Typically, the need for emergency sewage diversion involves residential environments where pipes have burst and the resulting spillage represents a hazard to health. Our electrical pumps are ideal for these scenarios and can be delivered, installed and functional within hours of a problem being reported. They are also easily controlled by a number of methods including manually, float, ultrasonic or even speed regulation via variable speed drive panels. If generators or a power supply is unavailable then our fleet of super silenced diesel units ensure the same level of safety at low noise levels.
Our unrivalled success rate in responding to urgent issues makes us the country’s foremost supplier of pump units and accessories. We understand that, when something unexpected occurs, you need specialist staff who can tailor a solution accordingly and quickly. Whether you have an emergency or would like to more about our full range of pump hire services simply call us on 0800 211 611.
The consequences of flooding are potentially crippling, with economic and environmental costs attached - as well as the devastating impact on people’s homes. Floods generally occur unexpectedly with little to no time for preparation, but Sykes Pumps will react to them quicker than anyone else. Our rapid response to setbacks on any scale means we can tackle the root cause to prevent your operation being brought to a complete standstill or to protect your valuable assets.
Our electric submersible drainer pumps have been manufactured with diverting water flows and sump pumping in mind, as well as general water transfers. They are very easy to manoeuvre and install thus allowing quick deployment - a vital feature, particularly during an intense flood. These units can be set up to work unattended for extended periods allowing those affected to concentrate on other tasks. As large flow generation pumps, significant quantities of water can be removed at any one time, reducing the effects of flooding.
As a company, we are committed to providing our customers with market-leading responses to water-related issues throughout the UK. Our highly trained engineers work hard to understand your requirements and deliver the solution which meets your requirements. For more information on our products and services, and how your business can benefit from them, call us now on 0800 211 611.
Pump hire tackles crippling floods to preserve busy train timetable
The infrastructural impact of heavy weather on railway services can never be underestimated, with strong winds and flood water particularly disruptive. High volumes of rainfall can wash away ballast – the bed of stones that supports wooden sleepers – and potentially render the line unsafe until it has been re-laid. Additionally, signalling points and other ...
Burst water main at Piccadilly Circus prompts emergency response from Sykes Pumps
When a well-known water contractor required an urgent pumping solution following a problem in London’s West End, a local engineer was sent to site immediately. A key water main had burst at Piccadilly Circus during the middle of the night and there were tangible concerns that the significant outflow of water could interfere with the ...Download Case Study
Sykes Pumps responds to burst water main in Kent
When a burst water main in Kent threatened to impede road users at a busy roundabout junction, a major water contractor responded quickly to address the issue. The problem intensified with every passing minute and led to significant volumes of water creating puddles and subsequent disruption caused by the need for traffic to be diverted ...Download Case Study
Sykes Pumps provide bespoke pump hire equipment for well-known water sports company
When a well-known water sports company sought a pump hire arrangement to replace their existing pump while repairs were being carried out, our experts were on hand to provide them with bespoke pump rental solution. The customer in question is a renowned water sports company who host water-related events and activities on their private lagoon. ...Download Case Study
Sykes Pumps help major international airport avert potential flood risk
When the UK’s second busiest airport experienced a potential flood risk, Sykes Pumps were contacted to provide an emergency pumping solution. Gatwick Airport is currently at risk from two main sources, flooding from the two rivers (River Mole and Gatwick Stream) adjacent to the Airport and flooding from intense rainfall falling on the Airport and ...Download Case Study
Sykes Pumps cut emergency reaction times with new innovation
Sykes Pumps are delighted to introduce a new concept in emergency pumping by unveiling our revolutionary Rapid Response unit. The main feature of our latest innovation is its lightweight frame which allows it to be legally towed by vans and other medium sized vehicles. Complying with all industry regulations, the Rapid Response pump negates the ...Download Case Study
Road construction scheme aided by Sykes Pumps
Renowned for tailoring solutions to suit customers in the construction sector, Sykes Pumps regularly work alongside the industry’s biggest contractors and provide arrangements designed to accelerate various types of projects. Requirements can range from bypassing existing systems right through to flood prevention programmes which, if not assessed accurately, can cause major delays costing both time ...Download Case Study
Sykes Pumps safeguard popular stretch of coastline
As one of the UK’s most popular seaside resorts, Exmouth Beach in Devon attracts a large number of visitors during the summer months. So when a damaged storm drain caused a sinkhole along the beach, it was of critical importance that the issue was tackled quickly to ensure the continued safety of residents and holidaymakers. ...Download Case Study
Southern Water pumping station kept operational
Pumping stations play a vital role in transporting fluids from one place to another and as such are used across a range of infrastructural scenarios – including land drainage and sewage transfer. So when a Southern Water facility in the Kent area suffered blocked pumps and discharge lines, an emergency solution was necessary to restore ...Download Case Study
London station seeks emergency intervention after flooding
When flooding threatens to interfere with your operation, our market-leading response ensures an appropriate solution is put in place quickly to prevent any process from being brought to a standstill. Sykes Pumps’ swift reaction to urgent callouts enables us to tackle the underlying cause of any water-related issue while taking into consideration the wider requirements ...Download Case Study
The Sykes range of silenced pumps provides clients with a number of durable units suitable for deployment in noise-sensitive applications
Capable of flow rates of up to 375 l/s, these high performance pumps are ideal for specialist applications including jetting, pipe flushing and firefighting
Our Bentonite range features heavy duty pumps that have been manufactured with slurries and testing environments in mind
Offering variable capacities and easy handling, our submersible drainage range is frequently used on quarries, mines and shipyards
Featuring more than twenty unique pumps, our submersible wastewater range offers cost-efficient pumping with flow rates up to 440 l/s
Sykes’ submersible sludge pumps are intended for applications where the fluid present contains solids or has a higher viscosity than water
Strong and lightweight, our hydraulic submersible pumps are perfect for hazardous environments where suction lifts exceed nine metres
Known as pneumatic pumps, these hardwearing air units are recognised for their exceptional reliability and capacity to operate dry
We stock a full range of ancillary equipment including hoses, valves, control panels, steel pipes, polythene tubing, flow metres and road ramps
This modern range allows clients to uphold their environmental responsibilities and move water, wastewater and sludge in sensitive areas