Can you help prevent flooding at your business?

As winter showers continue and the snowmelt from higher ground adds to our river network our businesses come under threat.

Flooding is affecting more businesses every year, we have seen people lose their livelihoods on TV and in news articles as water levels rise and take everything in its wake as they burst their banks.

Hopefully, your business isn’t affected by flooding but as more areas creep slowly but surely into flood land we all need to keep on our guard.

We can all play our part and do our bit to protect our businesses.

One thing we can be sure of every time torrential rain hits our country is the number of calls we get from our customers desperate to keep the rising waters from their doors. Those businesses with yard space, car parks, vehicle washdown areas, and even green areas can overlook one key factor to preventing floods, drain, and interceptor emptying. The regular servicing of your drain network is essential to support the free flow of surface water draining. Sending water on its way from your business into the network unabated is crucial to staying flood-free.

‘Out of Sight’ shouldn’t be ‘Out of Mind’

When we see only above ground and the weather is good, and life, in general, is busy, so we tend not to look deeper than what’s on the surface.

Drains get clogged up very easily, and the worst thing is that when they start to get built up with soil, grit, stones, and hundreds of other above-ground items they just fill up faster and faster. The drain network is designed to handle particles of dirt and grit but your drains just can’t take it. they back up easily and then as soon as a large volume of water hits them they fill and keep on filling, water can’t escape through the sludge which leads to flooding.

The thing is getting your drains cleaned out and silt-free is relatively inexpensive and very efficient. Usually, we recommend for those busy areas of high traffic that drains are cleaned out just twice a year. This is often enough to fix any flash flooding issues and protect your business from the dangers caused by flooding.

We have national tanker coverage and use the latest recycling vacuum tankers to get your drains clean, quickly.

How can you save energy and water?

 

Want to know how you can save your energy and water? Well, keep reading. We’re going to share some easy every day changes you can make to help you save energy and water.

 

 

 

 

First off is a super easy one. Turn off your lights when the room isn’t in use, or when there is enough daylight to be able to see everything. It is that simple! Did you know that if you turn off just 4 lights every night for a year, you can save as much CO2 as produced by 20 car trips from London to Paris?

Image of Big Ben in London to the Eiffel Tower in Paris

London to Paris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another great way to save energy is by opting for motion sensor lights. That way, you don’t need to remember to turn off the lights as you leave the room.

 

You could also switch over to energy-efficient bulbs. While they are more expensive than traditional bulbs, they do save you money because they last so much longer and use much less energy.

Typically, about 25%-80% less energy in fact!

 

 

 

 

One great way to save water at least twice a day per person is to make sure that you turn off your tap while brushing your teeth. This can save up to 3 or 4 gallons of water per person, per day. Did you know, 1 in 3 people leave the water running while brushing their teeth?

 

 

 

 

Another great way to save water is by not washing your dirty clothes until you have a full machine load by doing this you use less water and energy than you would in 2 half loads.

A final great way to save water in your workplace is to replace single-flush toilets with dual-flush toilets which allow you to choose whether you use a partial or full flush.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out how much we could help you save on your business energy by getting a comparison quote in under 90 seconds today!