You have a blocked drain, you have used a proprietory drain unblocker without success so it’s time to call someone in, but who can you trust?
Unless you have experience in these matters, it is all too easy to fall victim to unscrupulous traders. These are the people that advertise with a mobile phone number and never tell you their address, because it changes so often. They will charge you a fortune to come out and pretend the job is much more difficult than it really is.
The chances are that they will advertise on the web with one of those relatively convincing instant template websites, that you can pick up for a few pounds a month and look as convincing as a real experts site. So how are you supposed to know who will give a really expert service and charge fairly?
Unfortunately, waiting until the cowboys turn up in a battered van with a few rods and a mop, will be too late to avoid an ugly scene ‘at the very least’. So how can you be sure that you are dealing with someone who is reputable?
What you need is a simple check-list, so for your peace of mind use the following advice.
Ensure you satisfy the following criteria:
- Do they have an address on the website? If not, you can forget them immediately.
- Do they only advertise with a mobile phone number? If so be cautious, it is a danger signal.
- Are they a limited company if so you can look them up here and get more details, you should be safe as long as they have been around for awhile.
- How long have they been in business? Is that business still actually trading? If you look us up at Companies House you will find the following information:
Name & Registered Office: ALL-CLEAR DRAINAGE LIMITED
|5 SAUNDERS END||HYDE HEATH||AMERSHAM||BUCKS||HP6 5SH|
|Company No. 04848242||Status: Active||Date of Incorporation: 28/07/2003||Country of Origin: United Kingdom|
|Company Type: Private Limited Company||Nature of Business (SIC):||4525 – Other special trades construction|