2014-03-18 12:44:31 - In storm force winds and rain a technician from the Chester franchise of Drain Doctor Plumbing and Drainage Ltd (www.draindoctor.co.uk) was called out to repair a burst pipe caused by a lightning strike.
When a cottage on the North Wales coast was hit by lighting the chimney was partly demolished. Masonry fell through the cottage roof, damaging a water pipe in the attic and causing water to flood into the house. The electricity supply was also cut during the storm.
Drain Doctor was called to the scene but was unable to gain access to the property for 24 hours while emergency services made the area safe.
Technician Barry Wardell got access to the pipe through the roof space. However, the hole in the roof meant that he was exposed to the elements from the outside while he worked – making the job particularly challenging!
Despite the high winds and lashing rain Barry had to climb onto
the roof and reach the burst pipe through the hole left by the falling chimney. Despite the adverse weather conditions Barry was able to make the repair in just over an hour.
Drain Doctor franchisee Clive Tucker said: “This was a challenging job undertaken in terrible weather conditions on one of the most exposed parts of the North Wales coast.
“It is another example of how Drain Doctor pulls out all the stops to get the job done and provide the ‘dazzling’ levels of service that our customers have come to expect.
“Our customers get fixed-price, no obligation quotes, a complete guarantee on all our work, and a full 24 hour per day seven day per week service with no call out charges – so people pay the same price for work at any time of day or night and whatever the weather!”
Launched in the UK in 1993, Drain Doctor Plumbing quickly grew to become the country's largest combined emergency plumbing and drain repair service. It now provides a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year service across the country with each franchise run as an independent business.
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