Disconnect any external or internal power at ground level
Do not dispose of any debris until your insurers have seen damage
Remove soft furnishings and floor coverings to dry store
Clear all drainage routes around the property and expose further drainage routes if possible
Secure your premises if it is flooded, there is nothing you can do!
Prepare for a long slow drying process
Consider yourself & your family, this may cause stress and shock for young and old alike
Don’t forget your pets
Start repairing only when you are happy that the building is fully dry, this could take 3-4 weeks.
Temporary accommodation is insured by your policy, you should use it while this is happening
Temporary storage facilities are useful now
Don’t forget the hygiene issues in flooded properties
Dry rot should be treated as part of the drying out process
Keep a close eye on the building during drying out process for cracking or movement
Notify your insurers and be patient
Use a Loss Assessor!!