About pickle

FROM PICKLE TO PLANET

Pickle’s mission is to empower rapid responses for vetted trades and services to repair and resolve emergency situations worldwide.

Hello. Let us tell you about why we decided to help people in a pickle…

Our founder, Dunja Rombouts, was a first responder, a London firefighter who loved to help people out. She saw all kinds of emergency situations as well as a lot of people who were simply ‘in a bit of a pickle’: people who needed their locks changing after a burglary, or locked out of the house or with a leak of water.

The truth is that we’ve all been in a pickle at some point in our lives. To get out of the pickle requires the help of qualified tradespeople. An emergency locksmith, an emergency plumber, an electrician, a cleaner or even a pest control operative.

Dunja also saw that large companies were taking advantage of people in these situations with hugely expensive, out of hours call out rates. It felt so unfair, especially to the elderly. Because she hated to see anyone in a pickle, Dunja decided to do something about it. She qualified as a locksmith between firefighting shifts and soon after, the next day in fact, she answered her first call out.

Dunja set out to be rapid and reliable and to charge fair rates. Elderly people loved her and felt safe with her. She decided to build an app to help more people and call it ‘Pickle’. Users in a pickle could connect immediately with the nearest vetted tradesperson and get reliable help at a fair rate.
“The Pickle app can connect you with reliable, vetted tradespeople such as plumbers, electricians, locksmiths, cleaners or pest control operatives.”
In a pickle you need to get help as quickly as you can. Whether you’re locked out of the house, you’ve got a leaky pipe, a whopping wasps’ nest or a mucky mishap that needs cleaning, time is of the essence.
 
You simply don’t have time to Google, “Locked out of the house.” No time to compare prices or read reviews or try to avoid the high call out rates. Imagine an app that does the ‘vetting’ for you and sends a reliable tradesperson who charges a standard, reasonable call out rate, even out of hours…

The Pickle app can connect you with reliable, vetted tradespeople such as plumbers, electricians, locksmiths, cleaners or pest control operatives. The app automatically connects you with the tradesperson nearest to you. Just download the Pickle app onto your device, enter the tradesperson you need and your postcode. Our tradespeople will respond within 30 minutes, and be on their way to help you out of your pickle.
 
Coming soon for tradespeople & customers…