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Protecting Your Home Or Business From Flood Damage

Protecting Your Home Or Business From Flood Damage

After horrendous flooding across the UK in December, those who were affected have been looking over their shoulders ever since as soon as heavy rainfall hits once more. The stress and overall nightmare caused by flooding can leave you under a lot of pressure when trying to make sure your home is safe and nothing is damaged.

Having the peace of mind knowing that you are prepared for the worst is incredibly important, and with rainfall being at an all time high at this time of year, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Cold weather can cause water pipes to burst, leading to an escape of water, and damp issues can become worse with more water and less opportunity for damp to dry out. There are many ways that water damage can affect your home or business at this time of year, but you can take measures to reduce the risk or damage caused, read on to learn more.

Clear Out Your Gutters

All of the leaves are down now and with free-flowing gutters, rain water will be channelled away from your home reducing the likelihood of damp getting into walls and causing a problem.

Whilst you’re up there, check your gutters are all securely attached and connected too, as this will reduce the likelihood of any damage in high winds.

Remove Any Leaves or Branches From Flat Roofs

This will give the roof a chance to dry out and less opportunity to cause structural damage, which is a cost you don’t want to have to deal with alongside flood damage.

Lag Your Pipes

Reduce the risk of pipes freezing and splitting by lagging those that are outside or are in unheated areas such as the loft or the basement.

Prepare For Flood Damage With Help From Professionals

If ladders and heights aren’t your thing, or you aren’t sure how to lag your pipes, it’s time to call professionals to arrange a gutter clearance. Rainbow International has plenty of experience when preparing for floods and working at heights.

If you would like to discuss your flood preparation requirements, feel free to get in contact with one of our specialists today, or check out our branch finder to see what the closest franchise is to you.

Published: 08 Jan 2021