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Floods leave businesses cleaning up dirt and water

A showroom for renewable energy technology in Tunbridge Wells, which opened only last month, has been flooded following this week’s heavy rainfall.

Paul Smith, owner of the Green Square Tunbridge Wells store, told H&V News that the drains were unable to cope.

He said the nearby river came under the shop door and flooded the basement to a depth of 1.5m.

Mr Smith said: “It quickly subsided as the rain eased, but like other businesses we now have to clean up the dirty water and mud and try to dry the place out.

“I’ve discovered by accident that wood pellets are brilliant for cleaning up dirty water.”

The store is the third Green Square Home Energy Centre, joining other premises in London and Kelso in Scotland.

Displaying a range of biomass, ground- and air-source heat pumps, thermal stores and both solar thermal and PV systems, Mr Smith stated that the business is primarily aimed at domestic customers.

Green Square is MCS registered and has membership of both the Renewable Energy Association and Consumer Protection Association.

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