The problem We were called out by Jaguar Land Rover to help them with a major problem at their factory unit in Birmingham. The gutters were leaking, potentially causing thousands of pounds worth of damage. They told us they’d had a number of contractors out, but the problem still hadn't been fixed. What we did Our team went up to inspect the large roof area. We decided to clean all of the gutters and refill them with water. This way, we would be able to see where the problems actually were. We discovered that the leaks were coming from eight downpipe inlets, called "top hats". We took measurements of the top hats, and had some new ones made out of fibreglass. We used these to replace the old top hats, and resealed them on top of the roof and inside the factory. After a couple of days we went back to the site and filled up the gutters again with water, and found that there were no more leaks. A happy customer Three years on, our solution is still holding and we go back to the factory every year to carry out regular gutter cleans and inspections.
The problem The grocery chain Lidl asked us to come in to look at a problem with the tiled floors inside four of their stores. They had had cleaning contractors coming in each month to clean the floors, but they had just been pushing the dirt around and letting it dry on the tiles. What we did We took a closer look at the tiles and realised that what we could see wasn’t their real colour. We carried out some test patches on the floor with a different cleaning product and the difference was amazing. A happy customer We now have an ongoing contract with Lidl on these four stores, and we also look after 84 of their stores when they need cleaning.