When you’re dealing with heavy equipment and hazardous chemicals, the consequences of any mistakes can be serious. You might suffer an injury or cause damage to a customer’s property, for example. With this in mind, it makes sense to have appropriate financial protection in place.
At Markel, we offer drain cleaning insurance that will help you to safeguard your business from a whole range of risks.
What is drain cleaners’ insurance?
Drain cleaners’ insurance is cover designed specifically to protect the finances of businesses like yours. You can tailor your policy to meet your particular needs. Drain cleaners’ insurance almost always includes public liability protection. Other important types of cover range from tools insurance, to professional indemnity protection, to employers’ liability cover.
At Markel Direct, we provide a full selection of insurance options for drain cleaners, meaning you can access the cover you require without having to pay for insurance that isn’t relevant to your needs.
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Public liability insurance for drain cleaners
Whether you specialise in cleaning drains in residential or commercial properties, or both, your role will bring you into contact with members of the public on a frequent basis. And if you cause injury or property damage while carrying out your work, you might find yourself subject to costly legal claims. This is why it’s so important to make sure you have public liability insurance for drain cleaners.
For example, as you’re carrying out high pressure jetting to clear a drain for the council, a passerby trips over your cleaning hose, suffering injuries as a result. In a case like this, you could find yourself subject to significant legal fees and compensation costs - but with public liability insurance for drain cleaners, you will be protected.
Do I need drain cleaners’ insurance?
Lacking suitable cover can spell disaster for drain cleaners. The nature of your work means it’s impossible to rule out potentially costly accidents. You might make a mistake when trying to clear an obstruction in a customer’s drain that results in water damage to their property - landing you with a big repair bill. Or a member of the public might fall over your toolbox and sue you for their injuries. Having public liability cover in place will mean you’re not left to cope with these expenses yourself. It’s also important to be aware that some clients might require you to have this type of cover in place. The right liability protection not only gives you peace of mind as a business owner, but also provides your customers with added reassurance.
What about the tools you use for your drain cleaning work? From jet pumps to cleaning rods, you might rely on various pieces of equipment. If they were stolen, damaged or lost, could you afford to repair them or buy new ones? With suitable tools insurance in place, you won’t have to.
If you have people working for your drain cleaning business, the law demands that you purchase employers’ liability cover. In fact, you can be fined £2,500 for every day that you lack this type of insurance as an employer.
Why choose Markel Direct for drain cleaners’ insurance?
We know that when you’re looking for drain cleaners’ insurance, nothing but the best will do. Below are some of the reasons to select Markel Direct as your cover provider.
✔ Transparent pricing
When you buy insurance from us, you don’t have to worry about being hit with fees you don’t expect. Our pricing is fully transparent and easy to understand.
✔ Cover tailored to your business
Generic business insurance simply won’t cut it. As a drain cleaner, you face very specific financial risks. Our policies reflect this, providing cover tailored to match your exact requirements.
✔ Positive customer feedback
Our commitment to offering impressive levels of customer service is reflected in the positive feedback we get on Feefo.com.
✔ Quick quotes
You don’t have to wait to get a quote for drain cleaners’ insurance from us. Simply complete our online form and receive a quote in as little as 90 seconds.
✔ Legal advice around the clock
Thanks to our 24/7 legal advice helpline, run by expert solicitors, you never have to wait to access legal guidance.
How to buy drain cleaners’ insurance
At Markel Direct, we make it easy to purchase drain cleaners’ insurance. Just complete our online form and we’ll give you a quote in less than two minutes. It’s that simple.
You can either start your policy straight away or arrange it up to 30 days in advance.
How much does drain cleaners’ insurance cost?
The cost of your premiums will depend on various factors, such as whether you employ anyone, how big your business is, what types of cover you need and the level of protection you’re looking for.
Why not get a quote now to see exactly how much you can expect to pay?