At 1am this morning I (Martin Smith) got a phone call for an emergency plumbing issue at the chat moss hotel in Glazebury of Warrington.
There was water pouring through the ceiling, due to this the customer had previously turned every valve he could find in order to stop the leak but did not know where the stop valve was.
Our advice: always note down where the main stop valve is just incase of an emergency plumbing issue.
So the first thing I did was to measure where the leak was coming from, then went up stairs into one of the guest rooms to find out that the toilet was overflowing, this was most likely due to a guest turning off the saniflow in order to stop the continues noise, the reason the toilet was overflowing was due to the toilet flush was passing water but not stoping.
The main point of the story is: If I was to get a continues noise from a saniflow what should I do?
There are 2 answers to this.
1. If the Toilet continues to pass water from the toilet syphon then either isolate the water going into the cistern or call an emergency Plumber out.
2. If the toilet continues to make a noise due to the saniflow not pumping away the water and there is no passing water then at this point you can turn the saniflow off then our next advice is not to use the toilet or any other appliance that goes into it.
Within arriving at the Chat Moss Hotel in Warrington i managed to stop the leak within 10 minutes of being there by turning the saniflow back on to pump the water away and plushing a couple of times to loosen the flush.
Plumbing Job done and emergency leak has now been fixed, Everyones happy.