With Autumn (or ‘sweeper season’ as we like to call it) impending, it’s time to start thinking about how you can get your home and/or business prepared for winter.
As those colder and darker days quickly approach, pathways, roads, car parks and driveways up and down the country will soon become heavily strewn with leaves and debris. Large amounts of this seasonal shedding from trees can have serious consequences for drainage systems, which if not removed properly can cause blockages and overflows that lead to localised flooding. Also, when leaves accumulate on the roadway and become wet, they can get extremely slippery. This can make the driving conditions similar to driving on ice.
Unpredictable winter weather and therefore the potential for subsequent flooding, should make keeping drains and run-offs free of blockages a priority for many businesses and homes.
Sweepers can be used to clear large amounts of debris from various locations, including private roads, construction sites, runways, car parks, factories, depots and landfill sites.
It isn’t only the clearance of leaves and road debris that requires the use of our Scarab Magnum Plus Titanium sweepers, they are also regularly deployed to clear dirt, fuels, litter, oils, water and non-toxic chemicals from locations across London and the South of England.
It is our business to ensure that yours continues to run efficiently and safely. Not only does a clean premises promote effective working practices, it also helps make a good impression on customers or visitors and helps you to meet your duty of care to staff and customers by ensuring that they are in a safe environment.
It is not only businesses who can benefit from our road sweepers, as homes on private roads often contact us requesting that we clear the surface debris before it becomes a hazard. Early action also means this waste doesn’t have a chance to enter gullies or drains removing the risk of a future blockage.
Even with the best intentions, a gully or drain blockage can catch you off guard. Whether it is silt or debris which needs clearing, we can ensure you of a professional and fast response to get things flowing again.
Our high powered Kroll Recycler allows our experienced teams to clear and clean gullies, whilst at the same time keeps your costs down and minimises disruption. This efficient piece of kit is capable of remaining on site as it recycles waste water for high pressure jetting, making light work of problem blockages.
Having drains and sewage systems including septic tanks, cesspits, sewage treatment plants and pump stations jetted and cleaned out using our van pack jetting units is beneficial in preventing blockages. As well as ensuring drains or sewage systems are clean with any hard deposits removed, drain jetting is also beneficial to ensure that lines are free flowing of any sludge, debris and blockages that have built-up over time. This will give you peace of mind that your drains are less likely to back up in the case of heavy rain.
Septic Tank and Cesspit Emptying
Homeowners may benefit from getting their septic tanks or cesspits emptied before the holiday season starts. With people taking time off work, children being on school holidays and the probability of having more guests during Christmas, your septic tank or cesspit will be filling up at a much higher rate than usual due to increased usage of showers, toilets, sinks and other appliances that use water.
No one wants to get caught out over the holidays and be faced with an emergency sewage over-spill. Therefore, we advise homeowners to keep a close eye on levels in septic tanks or cesspits in the run-up to the holidays to prevent any unwanted sewage spills and emergency call-outs.
While it’s always a good idea to prepare your business and/or home for winter. Here at CountyClean Group we know that sometimes waste build-up can be unforeseen and you may require an emergency response. Our team are available 24/7 to deal with clearances, small or large. Having worked with many individuals and businesses from rail networks to airports over the years, we understand that business hours and personal time are valuable.
If you require assistance for residential or commercial sites, please contact our friendly team on 0800 171 2204 or 01323 741818 who will gladly advise on preventative measures and can provide 24/7 emergency response.