The wet weather doesn’t look like it’s going to relinquish a hold on Britain just yet! And there have recently been flood warnings in place in parts of the UK. But storms are not the only cause of flooding: a problem with your plumbing or heating system could also cause similar damage. How do you protect yourself against this kind of damage?
Here are some tips from The Environment Agency on how to avoid flood damage:
- • Put irreplaceable or valuable items on high-mounted shelves
- • Fix your TV and hi-fi the wall about 1.5 meters above floor level
- • Keep a grab-bag of food, warm clothing and essential documents ready
If flooding does occur, it’s likely that your goods will be damaged and it’s better to accept this and see what can be done to remedy the situation.
If you are worried about a potential flood situation, you can review your buildings & contents insurance to check what is definitely covered and what is not, and how much excess you may have to pay.
You can also take more definite measures such as installing flood-resistant doors if you live in a flood-prone area or own a small business premises that could be damaged. The Environment Agency has prepared this booklet which has practical tips on measures you can take to reduce the impact of flood damage in these situations.
Here to Help
Our operatives can help you move your equipment or install flood-preventative measures if you decide to go ahead with them. We also have a special summer boiler check offer on, which could help prevent flooding as a result of plumbing problems.
Call us today on 0845 604 7078 to talk about preventative measures or to chat about preventative measures we can help you take to reduce flood damage.