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  1. Bizzylizzy

    Bizzylizzy New Member

    Help I need advice! My 90 year old father in law just had his bathroom converted to a wetroom in his sheltered housing flat. It's an AKW system with pumped drainage and a seamless non slip flooring. It all looks fantastic until you turn the shower when it floods the entire room including cupboards. The waste pump only works while the shower is on. As soon as you turn off the shower the pump goes off leaving most of the room flooded and 24 hrs later no change. I bought a rubber squeegee mop to shift the water in the direction of the drain but it doesn't go down. It took me half an hour on my hands and knees with a bucket and cloth to clear it.
    I will call the council but as they have already been out to inspect the finished work any advice on what's wrong and what needs to be done now would be most welcome. It a ground floor flat at the end of the building so I don't understand why there isn't simply a drain hole to take the water away.
     
  2. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR

    I am no expert in that type of wetroom drainage but will try help .
    Is the pump in a sump ? Can you get to it ?
     
  3. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    tear drop pump ? it should overun for about a min of two
     
  4. Bizzylizzy

    Bizzylizzy New Member

    Don't think so. It's an AKW digi pump mk2
     
  5. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    yea stnd spec

    with an mira atl flex

    defo should have an over run
     
  6. Bizzylizzy

    Bizzylizzy New Member

    It does over run for a minut or two but it's not enough to make a dent in the flood and by the time I pushed the water towards it was too late
     
  7. Bizzylizzy

    Bizzylizzy New Member

    Surely the plumbers should of checked it all worked before they left?
     
  8. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    it shouldnt be flooding that much, at most there should be a light skim of water no more than 1-2mm max
     
  9. Bizzylizzy

    Bizzylizzy New Member

    Ah thanks that's helpful - it's a couple of inches deep not a small room either!
     
  10. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    something defo no right, wooden or concrete floor?
     
  11. Bizzylizzy

    Bizzylizzy New Member

    Concrete
     
  12. Bizzylizzy

    Bizzylizzy New Member

    He can't use the shower at all as there is way too much water for him to clear up so left with no shower.
     
  13. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    get onto the council asap and dont accept no for an answer you wont somone there tomorrow, if not complain to his ot
     
  14. Bizzylizzy

    Bizzylizzy New Member

    Okay thanks
     
  15. Chuck

    Chuck Active Member

    Any reluctance on the part of the Council try contacting your F-I-L's local councillor. They are often very effective at getting action taken in such cases.