Once again the headlines are dominated by the effects of recent torrential downpours, and there is no doubt we will witness more of the same over the coming months.
Flooding can cause irreparable damage to your home and belongings. Making plans in advance can reduce the chances of your home being flooded and minimise the potential devastation flood water can cause. A flood plan can help you act quickly and make practical decisions in the event of a flood. It should contain useful contact details of organisations like Floodline and your insurance and utility companies.
Protecting your home against flooding
You can prepare your home against the risk of flooding by taking a few, practical steps:
What to do in a flooding emergency
In the event of a flood:
Flooding from your plumbing system
If there is a flood in your home from your plumbing system, shut off the water supply by closing your inside stop valve (stop tap). If in an emergency, you can’t find or operate the stop valve, try contacting your water company. They may be able to turn off the water at the outside stopcock.
Once you’ve shut off the water supply, contact a plumber to make a repair. You should also switch off the electricity supply to avoid the risk of electrocution.
Should the worst happen
First 2 Fix provide electrical, plumbing, heating and draining services to commercial and domestic customers in Croydon and surrounding areas.
Find their details in our Business Services Directory and keep their number in your personal flood plan!
Floodline - 0845 988 1188
Get 24 hour flood warnings by phone, text or email.
You can download a personal flood plan from the Environment Agency’s website.
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