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UK Floods: What Can We Do?

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Though, in comparison to other areas of the world, we aren’t too exposed to the dangers of floods, it doesn’t mean this natural disaster can’t cause significant damage and loss when floods do occur. Unfortunately, we can’t always predict when flooding is on its way, but we can plan and prepare accordingly for after, which involves insurance, emergency contacts and, of course, specialist services for repairs and similar instances.

You see, by having this all in place, it will reduce the stress and panic your family is likely to feel and means you can get back to everyday life sooner.

So, focusing on specialist services, what kind of contacts do you need to have saved in the event of a flood? Keep reading to find out.

Rescue

Saving the number for a rescue service is so important, especially if your area experiences particularly bad flooding. Not only will a local service be able to reach you quickly, but also they are professionals in their field; trained and prepared for the worst at all times. The team will be fully trained and qualified to enter a flooded property to retrieve a family member or friend compared to you, for example, so keep this number saved in various places.

Restoration

Following the disaster, you may require the help of a restoration company. Depending on where the damage has spread to, you could even need the assistance of someone who is qualified to work at height, so always make sure you review their credentials. IPAF training is just one example of a qualification they may hold, but cross-reference any others online to make sure you are putting your home and your family in good hands.

On-Going Maintenance

Aside from finding the number of a reputable rescue service and restoration specialist, what can you do prior to a flood? Well, on-going maintenance is sure to help your property, and there are companies out there that will check your gutters (with the right credentials, of course) and drains for any underlying problems.

These are just three numbers you should consider saving should the worst happen. Also, keep an eye on weather reports and the news. Though, in summer, it is less likely we will experience a flood, there’s no harm in preparing for winter a little earlier.