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How to check your installers financial postion.

A guide to help avoid losing your deposit and warranty. To arrange a free quotation please call us on 0800 3101092 or via our contact form.

 

Why should you check an installer’s financial postion? 

There are several things you should check when thinking about installing a Sewage Treatment Plant. Please see our main page for the full list. One of those that we are frequently asked about is how can you see if the company you are using is in a good financial position.

This is really important as many installers will ask for a deposit up front. Typically this is 50%, some more aggressive companies will ask for 50% upfront and 35% on the first day. If it is the latter there is even more reason to check their financial health. However if you are paying  85% before the job even begins and they do a terrible job then you are in a very weak position. This is probably the reason they ask for such a big deposit in the first place, as they have had issues in getting payment from unhappy customers. Anyway this is an aside you want to check the company’s financial health to make sure they do not go bust before starting work and taking your money with them.

The second big reason to check a companies’ financial health is to do with warranties. If the company is likely to fold then any warranty they provide will be null and void.

Checking a Ltd company’s financial records:

  1. go to https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/
  2. Enter the name of the company and hit the magnifying glass symbol.
  3. Select the company you are investigating.
  4. Select “Filing History” from the available tabs.
  5. In the filter by category section tick accounts.
  6. View the pdf at the top of the list. This is by default  their latest financial records.
  7. Find the page with Balance sheet in the heading.
  8. Look for the line “Total net assets (Liabilities)”, if this number is in brackets e.g (£50,000) then the company owes more than it has. Considering deposits are being taken this indicates a company in a very poor financial position. You would expect this number to at least be positive by £30,000.

What if the company is not Ltd?

The company is not really a company if it is not Ltd and listed, it is a self-employed person giving themselves a company name. Essentially they are pretending to be a company. 

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On the 1st January 2020, all Septic Tanks that discharge to a Stream, Watercourse or Drainage Ditch will become illegal and will require replacing with a Sewage Treatment Plant. Please see here for more details.

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    5 star review  We really loved using these guys; it was so refreshing to deal with a company who genuinely wanted to do a good job. Just as their website promised we met a real engineer, James, when they came to quote and he was the guy that turned up to do the job. No salesman, no rubbish just good lads doing a good job. We would recommend to anyone.

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Expert wastewater treatment engineers who specialise in Septic Tank and Soakaway replacements as well as Sewage Treatment Installations. We are based in the New Forest, Hampshire but operate across the South Coast as well as Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon, Sussex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire.

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Based in the New Forest, Hampshire on the border with Dorset and Wiltshire we operate an expert team of off-mains drainage specialists. This encompasses Septic Tank, Soakaway and drainage system problems, installations, blockages, and servicing. In addition, any issues relating to cesspits and sewage treatment plants.

Homeseptic offers high quality, professional advice, repairs and installation for all aspects of effluent cleansing and disposal across the south of England. Whether you’re looking for septic tank installation, sewerage treatment plants or systems, piping or soakaway solutions, Homeseptic employs only the most competent engineers in the drainage and treatment industry and knows exactly which solutions suit each property.

We only install and offer quality systems we believe in, from suppliers we know and trust.

New Forest Philosophy

As we have said Homeseptic is based in the New Forest. A great location in between the cities of Southampton, Salisbury and Bournemouth. We are a group of good friends who grew up together in the area.  Individually we all have grown tired of the way other Drainage firms are run. As a result, this is why we set up Homeseptic. If you want to know more please check out our About Page

We want to actually put the customer first and turn up to do a great job that we can be proud of. Unfortunately, this is not the case in the market, with most companies pressuring their workers to sell unnecessary works on a visit. Due to this, we offer upfront quotations with any variations discussed before we start work.

We are honest hard working professionals, which we hope you will agree with. As a result, it will certainly not turn up in flash sales vehicles and give you a load of chat and then do a terrible job. Our team will come with the job in mind and the aim of giving you the best value we can in order to facilitate a quality installation. 

We cover all of Hampshire, West Sussex, Dorset, Somerset, and Wiltshire. Please get in touch and see what you think.

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