Winter Maintenance – How we Can Help

Winter Maintenance

50 Winters of Experience at your disposal

Don’t get caught out thinking it’s mild? Winter is set to hit us soon. Facilities Managers face many challenges at this time of year. It is difficult to predict the weather and what impact it will have on property. This is especially key if you are acting on behalf of clients who hold you responsible for the upkeep of their business and property throughout the year.

The ice, snow, wind, rain, grit, salt and falling temperatures can all affect drainage systems both internal and external to a property. Clear Drains have been in operation for 50 winters, so we know what to look out for (we even have some staff and clients who have been with us more than 40 years too!)


Winter Maintenance

Winter Maintenance

Winter is settling in with freezing cold evenings and frosty mornings. It’s a good time to start thinking about winter maintenance and how best to protect your property.

Facilities Manager responsibilities

Homeowners and Facilities Managers face many challenges as it often difficult to predict the weather and what impact it will have on the property. Facilities Manager have the extra responsibility as they look after many properties on different sites. Therefore, they need these properties need to be fully operational 24/7.


Want to join us?

Clear Drains are looking to recruit for an Account Executive to join their dynamic Sales team in Marlow, Bucks.  Clear Drains is one of the largest privately owned drainage companies in the UK delivering a range of services to domestic and commercial properties across the South East.
Are you professional, confident and able to work under pressure?
Clear Drains are looking for an individual who will be able to sell the services of Clear Drains and perform a wide range of sales functions throughout the department.
If you are interested in this role, please submit your CV to paul.butcher@cleardrains.co.uk
 


Charity of the Year 2018 – Macmillan

Each year, Clear Drains (UK) Ltd choose a local charity to support as a key part of our mission to help groups the local community. In 2017, we partnered up with Sue Ryder Nettlebed, they provide incredible palliative care for people with life-limiting conditions, helping people live as well as possible with the effects of their condition by offering symptom management and support from a team of healthcare professionals.   Clear Drains staff and engineers raised a total of £450 through numerous events, cake sales, dress down days and Christmas raffles.
For 2018, Clear Drains are proud to announce that they will be raising funds for Macmillan in Buckinghamshire.  All the staff and engineers voted for various charities within the local area and Macmillan won the quote.  Many of our staff and engineers have unfortunately come into contact with Macmillan work through the loss of family members and friends.  


New toilet facilities at Pheasants Hill

Clear Drains was approached by Neil Wragg of 3rd Marlow Bridge Scout Group in 2017 to look at replacing the camping toilets in Hambledon, Berks.
Neil described the toilets as ‘quite unpleasant before the refurbishment’.  They host a few thousand children each year and for some it’s their only camping experience.  They didn’t want them to be put off the outdoors by the scary, gritty toilets!
When Neil took over running of the site the toilets weren’t working & as they were installed by volunteers over 30 years ago no-one knew what was in existence or the state of the underground works.


Sue Ryder Nettlebed Fundraising

Each year, Clear Drains chooses a local charity to support as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility. In 2017, we partnered up with Sue Ryder Nettlebed  after all staff and engineers voted them to be our chosen Charity of the Year. We are pleased to have raised £450 for Sue Ryder Nettlebed through fundraising activities and raffles.
Many of the staff baked and decorated cakes, organised Christmas raffles and took part in dress down days throughout the year.
Sue Ryder Nettlebed provide incredible palliative care for people with life-limiting conditions, helping people live as well as possible with the effects of their condition by offering symptom management and support from a team of healthcare professionals. Nettlebed Hospice has an inpatient unit with 12 beds, located either in single rooms or single-sex rooms of two or three beds. These are all on the first floor and look out onto our wonderful grounds. They provide a 7-day community nursing service as well as day hospice services through which we are able to support patients and their families at home.


50 years of cutting-edge service

Where it all started…..

Alan Halcrow, Chairman of Clear Drains (UK) Ltd, saw an untapped opportunity: providing high-tech drainage services to the commercial market. Today Alan’s innovation and drive are still at the heart of the company as it plans to mark its 50th successful year of operation – and he celebrates his 80th birthday!

The largest privately-owned drain cleaning company in the UK, Clear Drains is a 48-strong team delivering a range of services to commercial and residential customers across the south east. Operating from its offices in Marlow, the company has been at the cutting edge of drainage solutions ever since it began.


Clear Drains focussing on Health & Safety in 2017

Clear Drains are delighted to announce they are focussing on Health & Safety in 2017. Six members of their team have successfully passed the IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) qualification. This follows on from their Business Development Manager – Wayne Shurey achieving his NEBOSH qualification in June 2016.


Congratulations Wayne on achieving NEBOSH

Clear Drains is focussing on health & safety in 2017

Clear Drains would like to congratulate Wayne Shurey on passing the NEBOSH – National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. Wayne undertook the qualification in 2 weeks and excelled his own expectations.


10 Top Tips to Autumn & Winter Maintenance

Autumn maintenance

All you need to know to protect your building during the Autumn/Winter months ahead.

Autumn is the transition season between summer and winter, best noticed by the colour change in leaves and the harvest. Autumn is normally associated with the dropping of temperature and the nights drawing in. We have put together a guide on how best to protect your property during this period.