Even though you can’t stop the cold weather coming, there are numerous tips you can follow when preparing your business for those chilly winter months. Here are our six top tips for winter proofing your business.
Here at SES Business Water, we understand that the winter puts a little extra pressure on your business. That’s why we’ve decided to offer one lucky regional business the opportunity to win a fantastic £1000 to treat their team.
Here in the UK, winter can often mean not only freezing temperatures and possible snow, but also rain, rain and more rain! Bad weather and flooding costs businesses of all sizes thousands of pounds each and every year.
Last winter, the UK saw record levels of rainfall, with storms Desmond, Eva and Frank causing disruption in communities across the UK. Winter weather like this can lead to serious problems for businesses, leaving many with significant costs.
Flooding is the cause of almost 1 in 10 major business disruptions. This infographic is a visual guide to the simple ways you can protect your business from water damage and limit the impact if flooding does happen.
One burst pipe could leave you with a repair bill of £5K!
Watertight for Winter
Damage and losses caused by bad weather have affected two thirds of small to medium sized businesses in the last three years, with the average cost of flood damage reaching £28K - yet many businesses have no bad weather plan in place.
The Monthly Payment Plan covers the annual metered water charges. Any outstanding charges will be added to the first eleven payments. Your meter(s) will continue to be read at the normal time and you will receive statements for information. We will review your account and the amount you pay each month at regular intervals. We will then let you know if your monthly payment needs to be amended. If you owe us money, the amount may be included in the monthly payment for the coming year. Alternatively, you can pay the balance immediately and pay a lower monthly amount. If we owe you money, the amount will be taken into account in the monthly payment for the coming year. Alternatively, you may have the credit amount refunded in which case your future monthly payment may be higher. The monthly payment quotation will normally cover the period of twelve months to the next annual review. If it becomes apparent during the course of the year that the amount outstanding on your account requires a significant amendment to your monthly payment, an interim review may occur.
The Direct Debit Guarantee
This Guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that accept instructions to pay Direct Debits. If there are any changes to the amount, date or frequency of your Direct Debit, we will notify you seven working days in advance of your account being debited or as otherwise agreed. If you request us to collect a payment, confirmation of the amount and date will be given to you at the time of the request. If an error is made in the payment of your Direct Debit, by us or your bank or building society, you are entitled to a full and immediate refund of the amount paid from your bank or building society. If you receive a refund you are not entitled to you must pay it back when we ask you to. You can cancel a Direct Debit at any time by simply contacting your bank or building society. Written confirmation may be required. Please also notify us.