Preparing for a Flood and Flood Damage Restoration
So it’s that time of year again, gloomy, wet weather seems to be all we get. The leaks in your roofs become more apparent, water finding its way through any nook or cranny present. It’s a nightmare isn’t it? Which is why you have to prepare yourself for the potential flooding, or even understand your options for flood damage restoration.
How To Prepare For a Flood
Although it won’t stop the flood water from gaining entrance to your property, it will minimise the damage to any valuables and precious belongings.
Move Electricals Out of Reach
Any wiring and other electrical items should be elevated above the predicted flood levels, and if possible, moving any electrical sockets above these levels too. Not only will this minimise flood damage to electrical objects, but it will avoid any safety hazards that could be caused.
Keep an Eye on Flood Alerts
Depending on the severity of the flood, it will be announced on the news or in weather reports, this will allow you time to prepare, or at least understand what you need to prepare for.
Move Furniture and Other Valuable Items
If you can, move any vulnerable furniture or valuable items and documents that you do not want to be damaged, whether that is upstairs, in the loft or elsewhere.
Prepare an Emergency Kit
Again, depending on the severity of the incoming flood, you will need an emergency kit, only if you are threatened by having to evacuate the property or potentially may get trapped. Said kit should include:
- Necessary medication
- Copies of personal and important documents
- Mobile phones with chargers
Most Importantly – Purchase Flood Insurance
Regular homeowner’s insurance does not cover flood damage costs. If your home is located in a flood-prone area, it’s a good idea to be prepared for the worst and cover yourself with comprehensive insurance.
What To Do If Your Property is Flooded?
Unfortunately, sometimes preparing for the flood just isn’t enough, something wasn’t as secure as it could have been and water has found its way into your home, causing water damage. It is important to fix any damage done by water in a timely manner, to ensure no secondary, lasting damage is done to your property. In order for your property to be restored properly, you must contact professionals that know exactly what they are doing.
We make use of specialist drying equipment, as well as our extensive experience and knowledge to restore your property back to pre-incident condition in no time, with minimal disturbance.
If you have suffered from, or are interested in our flood and water damage restoration service, feel free to get in contact with one of our professional cleaners today to discuss your situation, or take a look at the closest branch to you with our branch finder.