Flood prevention

Tips on helping to keep your property dry during flooding:

  • Shelving: Put your valuable items on high mounted shelves
  • Home entertainment: Hang TV and audio visual equipment from walls rather than placing them on units
  • Skirting: You can buy water resistant skirting boards or varnish boards to protect against water
  • Pumps: These can be bought and installed into an underfloor void to extract flood water
  • Walls: Protect walls by using a lime based plaster or by creating a draining system in cavity walls
  • Flooring: Use tiles rather than carpets which will resist water damage and be easier to clean and repair
  • Windows and doors: Synthetic or waxed doors and window frames will resist water damage
  • Kitchens and bathrooms: Choose water resistant materials such as steel, plastic or solid wood for furniture and fittings
  • Electrical appliances: Raise sockets so they are at least 1 metre above floor level and have no wiring at or below floor level

Home insurance for flooded properties

If your home has a risk of being flooded we could help you get insurance.