Flood advice for homeowners

November 26, 2015 12:15 pm

With the summer now all but a distant memory, thoughts turn to protecting our homes from the winter elements: frost, snow, and above all else, flooding.

Already this year we’ve witnessed flooding in some northern parts of the country, and with more heavy rain and freezing weather expected over the coming weeks, it is inevitable that more households will be affected by floods before the year is out.

Floods can, and usually do, hit without warning, which leaves very little time for those in high flood risk areas to prepare much in the way of a flood prevention or recovery plan.

With this in mind, we have produced a detailed flood guide, which provides lots of practical advice and information for homeowners, about what to do before, during, and after a flood.

Specifically, the guide offers information and advice regarding the following key areas:

  • Insurance and protection for homes at risk of flooding
  • Flooding checklist
  • Practical methods and products to reduce flood damage
  • Emergency numbers and useful resources
  • Flood water and the clean up operation
  • List of items to have on hand during a flood
  • The role of the loss assessor

If you believe your home is at risk of flooding, we would recommend you head over to our flood information for homowners page, give it a good read, download the flooding checklist, and make a note of emergency numbers, so that if the worst does happen and your home is hit by a flood, you’ll be better prepared to face the aftermath.

If your home has already been flooded and you are looking for advice about to what to do next regarding your insurance claim, please do not hesitate to get in touch.