A local trading standards team is urging people to be wary of cold callers offering patio cleaning services.
Cumbria Trading Standards said it often receives complaints about doorstep callers operating in its area. But it’s advice worth heeding, wherever you live.
That means being cautious when doorstep callers approach you offering to complete work on your property.
Cumbria Trading Standards says: “We always say you should say no to cold callers. Equally, protect vulnerable friends, neighbours or relatives by passing on the advice.”
Problems with cold callers
Cold callers often use persuasive tactics or aggression to get an agreement to work for someone. They then charge more than their original quote, but their work may be of poor quality.
Equally, they often fail to offer the chance to cancel the work in some circumstances. But this is a legal requirement.
If you get a cold call, report the incident to local police, or to Trading Standards, who can help.
Of course, there are many advantages to getting a genuine, professional company to carry out driveway cleaning services for you. The right specialist organisation will have the equipment, skills and experience to do a safe, speedy and effective job.
Hiring steam jet washing kit and having a go at the job yourself may seem tempting. But there are a number of safety implications involved. You really do need to know what you’re doing. So it is one of those jobs best left to the professionals.
How we can help
At Royal Stone Care, we offer steam pressure washing services for driveways and patios. We don’t cold call customers or visit properties to ask for work.
We cover all of London and the surrounding districts, and can have your outside area looking its best again in no time for a very reasonable price.
Our quality-assured service comes with comprehensive public liability insurance. We also pledge to not use harmful chemicals. So you have the confidence and peace of mind of knowing you’re dealing with a professional, reputable firm.
Call us today for a free quote.