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Don’t Let A Flood Ruin Your Festive Cheer!

Hydro Cleansing Will Support You Through the Flooding Season.

Following Storm Angus, Wales and the South of England are currently being battered by high winds and even higher levels of rain fall, and as your Mother would say; prevention is better than cure! If that doesn’t inspire you to get outside and start checking your culverts and clearing your drains, then take a look at some of our flood work from previous years.

Clearing a Culvert Under the A3 Highway:

Here are some of our engineers clearing a culvert beneath the A3 on behalf of a local council. Our expert engineers were down there, in full confined space PPE to cut through the build up of silt with high pressure jets, and of course Megatron, which was on site to suck the waste away for disposal at an impressive 6000 cubic feet per minute. Megatron’s state of the art liquid ring pump creates a vacuum within the bulk tanker in order to efficiently fill it with waste, and also allows a second bulk to replace it while it disposing of the waste. This meant that the work could be continuous and we didn’t have to deploy extra vehicles which allowed us to get the job done quickly.

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Flood Response at a Nursing Home in Bristol:

Saving your granny is all in a days work for our teams, or at least back in June it was. We sent out our specialist engineers in a combination vacuum tanker unit to help out a nursing home near Bristol, where the flood waters were about to reach the property. The power of our tanker meant our team could remove the water from the flooded garden area and front of the property where the flood was disrupting traffic and scaring pensioners. Job done!

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So if you’re worried about flooding in your area, give us a call! Let us know where the potential flood risk is and we will call the associated council for you and arrange any necessary works. Contact us here 24/7!

Hydro Cleansing Staying Safe During Severe Security and Weather Warnings

Hydro Cleansing isn’t afraid of anything: no flood and no matter how much terrorism is scourging Europe! Everyone is alert! Our experienced engineers always have a second man in the cab when driving our vacuum tankers in London. Two sets of eyes keep vulnerable road users safe and dangers more readily seen. Our trucks are some of the safest and most environmentally sound in the industry. Our company delivers wet waste management for festivals, marathons, football stadiums as well as emergency response work with optimum service! We work with the emergency services on flood and spill response. We’re the company to trust.

 
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Every possible action is being taken by the London security services to protect major events from terrorists, from building more cast iron bollards to MI6 maintaining inconceivable levels of surveillance.

 

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Safety starts at home and as a bold and bright team, we take having a culture of safety within the company very seriously. Hydro Cleansing’s drivers are regularly trained and tested. We have a zero tolerance policy on drugs and alcohol on our depot and office premises. Sniffer dogs are brought in at random to maintain this level. We go to every possible length to keep the public safe.

The threat of flash flooding is something that we can all do more about though. Excellent level of maintenance on drainage systems, culverts, sewers, interceptors, pump stations, etc gives the highest possibility of keeping the sudden onslaught of flash flood water at bay.

 

Megatron responding to flood

Our flood response varies from job to job. For example, clearing flood water from basement stairwells, sucking the waste water from sodden ground to prevent it entering an at risk building, and vacuuming water from essential transport routes such as the highways! If you’re caught because of a flash flood on a motorway around London, chances are the most awesome of tanker companies are already on their way!

Hydro Cleansing assesses Storm Desmond

Experts have estimated that Storm Desmond has already caused an estimated £500m worth of damage, with over 5,000 homes in Cumbria alone affected by flood damage. With more rain falling in the past 24 hours, local residents and businesses are yet again facing further chaos and disruption today. The town of Glenridding is underwater yet again, with a reported 66mm of rain falling, overwhelming rivers and leaving the town’s residents stranded.

Clean up efforts have been ongoing in the worst affected areas including Carlisle, Keswick and Cockermouth. However, many households are still without power and thousands of local residents are facing the possibility that their homes will not be ready to live in until the New Year.

With local authorities overwhelmed by the scale of the damage, Hydro Cleansing are providing support to the community in Cumbria by sending complimentary Road Sweepers and Tankers with crews from our depot in Croydon. Our volunteers have headed to the worst affected areas to removing large quantities of silt and mud that can cause further flooding if it is allowed to enter the drainage systems.

For the last few days we have been working alongside Cumbria County Council, DEFRA, the Police and the Army, utilising the experience we gained during the 2014 floods in the South of England, to ensure the best possible assistance is given.

With more rain expected in the next few days, along with snowfall and strong winds, emergency services have advised local residents to not take any risks around flood waters. A spokesman for the Cumbria Police has urged the public “not to approach or go near any flood water as it is extremely fast flowing and can be a threat to people’s lives”.

Please call us on 0800 740 888 for immediate assistance or visit www.hydro-cleansing.com for live chat.

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