How to spot cowboy tradesmen and rogue traders…
First thing to remember is that regular maintenance is key. Not only is it cost effective in the long run but it can prevent those unwanted surprises such as blockages and floods, which can not only be expensive to deal with, but can cause problems and disruption to the general running of your business, for example.
If you do need a job doing though you will understandably want a company you can trust and if it’s a case of drain and sewer work Hydro Cleansing should be your first choice.
Always choose a professional contractor who is reliable and you feel comfortable dealing with.
Gather a number of quotes if need be but remember cheaper is not always better. If it sounds too good to be true it usually is.
Check that the tradesmen’s quotes cover all the work you require as well as materials, waste disposal and possibly a guarantee.
You can look for testimonies and reviews online from the contractor’s previous customers, if you wish, as this can give you a good idea as to whether they were happy with the final product.
Most companies , such as Hydro Cleansing, allow you to either call for a quote, request a call back or even request a site visit (depending on the type of work you require).
Lastly don’t forget to comment yourself on the work undertaken, telling the world how happy you are with it and ultimately the fact you chose Hydro Cleansing, for example.
Blocked drains, pump stations and sewer systems can occur for many reasons. They can become blocked due to fat / grease, cotton buds, sanitary products, baby wipes… the list is endless. The general rule is unless its human waste or toilet paper then you should bin it.
Jewellery and gadgets have been discovered as criminals use the drain and sewer system to hide stolen goods from the authorities or even dispose of them to avoid incriminating themselves. A street cleaner recently found a £21k Rolex watch, down a drain, which had been reported as stolen following a local robbery.
Cement, sand, rubble and many other building materials are often found blocking our drain and sewer system. Whether its DIY amateurs or rogue traders disposing of their waste incorrectly, it causes a devastating and sometimes irreversible effect.
Mobile phones turning up in our drain and sewer system are constantly on the increase. Whether they are dropped down the toilet is any ones guess but it’s an expensive accident. With designs becoming smaller and slimmer they still manage to get stuck and can cause major problems.
Dental floss, nappies, cat litter and cloths still manage to get flushed away despite constant campaigns and warnings about the problems they can cause. An item of underwear recently caused a blockage and the collapse of a section of road.
To find out more about the industrial and environmental services we offer visit our website www.hydro-cleansing.com or call us now on 0808 256 5844