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Water main leak

School Drain Maintenance

Why Get It?

School buildings need regular maintenance.

While they share many similarities to commercial and industrial buildings, one of the key areas they differ is the volume of people on site. Comparable only to office space, educational buildings have high volumes of people using their facilities day in, day out.

The result is a heavy toll on drainage systems.

And when problems arise, disruption is rarely, if at all, an option. Closing even part of a school can cause serious issues as, unlike commercial properties, sending young children home is not an option whilst maintenance is carried out.

Is Your Drainage Setup


New schools are rarely built in favour existing ones being expanded time and again. This leads to a mismatch drainage systems. Original pipes built from hazardous materials confirming to different regulations integrating with modern systems can create unexpected challenges.

This varied setup can lead to many points of failure and reduced capacity. On the other hand, understanding where these variations exist can save time and money if maintenance is needed in the future.


DHC Utilities

Tools For All Eventualities

Complex systems which are a mismatch of old and new suggests any maintenance could require extensive and invasive digging and disruption.

DHC is capable of minimising disruption through cutting edge diagnostic services. CCTV Surveys, Dye Testing and sonar tracing can be carried out with no disruption or digging required, and these diagnostics allow us to pinpoint exactly where maintenance is required and to what extent.

Many maintenance tasks can be carried out with jetwashing requiring no digging at all.

Patch repair allows us to rectify problems early and with minimal disruption, preventing them becoming more serious issues.

A Drop in Water


One sign of a potential water main leak is a sudden drop in water pressure throughout your home’s plumbing system. This drop may be noticeable when turning on faucets or showers and not getting enough flow from them as usual.

Lowered water pressure can also cause dishwashers to take longer to fill up than normal since they need at least 15 PSI (pounds per square inch) for proper operation.

Lowered pressure could also make it difficult for toilets to flush properly. If you notice any changes in the way these appliances run due to lowered water pressure, it might be time to call DHC Utilities for an inspection of your plumbing system!

High Water


One telltale sign that you have a potential water main leak is receiving unusually high bills from your local utility company even though you haven’t made any major changes in how much water you use at home lately.

If this happens then it’s likely that some of the water being used at your house isn’t making its way into the sewers but instead is leaking out somewhere else unseen.

This means you are paying for usage even though most of it isn’t actually being used inside the house! A quality experienced water company like ourselves here at DHC Utilities can detect where this wasted water might be going and repair it quickly before more money goes down the drain (literally!).

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