Just one month in to 2021 and we’ve experienced cold, windy, wet and even snowy weather. However, extreme weather conditions can mean the worst for some, so it’s important to know if you are at risk of flooding at your home or business. Here’s some help on preparing for a flood.

A great place to start would be to sign up to receive flood warnings by signing up on the .gov website.

If it is likely that you will be affected by flooding, you can begin to take precautions to avoid or reduce damage to the property. These include:

Flood protection measures

Ensuring you have access to sandbags and the property has clear drainage systems to remove as much excess water as possible

Move valuable and electrical items out of reach 

Move any valuables and electrical items of out reach from the entry of possible flood water

Have essential documents in order 

Insurance, ID’s and emergency contact numbers should be easily accessible should you need to use them

Emergency items 

Emergency heating, lighting and water are helpful if for any reason supplies to those utilities are cut off

Emergency contacts 

These should include your insurance or disaster restoration specialist.

If this unfortunate should happen, it’s well worth noting that ServiceMaster Restore are well equipped to help in flood and escape of water cases. We have a highly skilled team of technicians, professional products and modern technology to be able to extract, dry and clean a property effectively.

We are available for flood and escape of water emergencies on 0845 762 6828 / www.servicemasterrestore.co.uk