How Pump Hire can benefit your Business

Although weather experts would argue otherwise, there’s no denying that it certainly feels like flooding is on the increase in the UK and every year there are at least three or four areas are hit by major flooding.

Homes are often affected, which is of course extremely distressing for the owners, but one group who are often unfairly overlooked when it comes to the devastating effect of flooding are small business owners.

Most small business owners invest time, money, training and care into their business, all of which can be lost when a building floods. Whether a flood is caused by rain or broken plumbing, the aftermath can be both financially and emotionally draining and lead to many disastrous effects, including:

  • Damage to the building
  • Damage to equipment
  • Loss of business
  • Loss of stock
  • Exposure to civil or criminal liability

Retail parks, shopping malls and high streets can be just as badly affected by floods that make surrounding roads impassable, as shoppers will simply stay away until the flood water has cleared.

However, business owners can breathe a sigh of relief because pump hire provides an affordable and effective solution to the effects of flooding. The faster you can remove the water in a flood, the more quickly your building will recover, making professional pump hire the wise choice in any flooding situation.

Why choose Professional Pump Hire?

  • When you choose a professional pump hire company you can get expert advice on your problem from staff with extensive experience who will help ensure you hire the right pump and the right person for the job.
  • Professional pump hire is not just for emergencies. It’s also ideal for getting rid of water on home builds or larger construction sites and can help to speed up the building process if a construction or renovation project needs to be dried out.
  • In addition, pump hire can even help avoid civil or legal action and add more weight to any insurance claims as the problem will be dealt with quickly, whereas not pumping the flooded area could be construed as not ‘taking due care’, which can be enough to make an insurance claim void.

How to choose the right Pump Hire Company

  • When hiring a pump choose a professional pump hire specialist with plenty of experience in the field. The best companies will offer a 24 hour emergency response service so that floods can be dealt with as soon as possible whenever they occur.
  • A well-established firm will have a wide range of pumps suitable for different purposes and will be able to advise you on the best type of pump for your job.
  • Look for a firm that’s easy to contact and able to give clear advice as to the most financially and technically effective course of action.

So if you’re unlucky enough to experience a flood on your small business premises, act swiftly and hire a pump to minimise damage to your business and help it recover more quickly.