Storms and flooding events devastate thousands of home and business property owners throughout the UK on a yearly basis. It is therefore important that you take certain precautions in order to prepare for these types of events. If you are worried about your property being at risk of storm and flood events this winter, our guide below has plenty of useful tips to get you started.

Preparing for Bad Weather

It is important that you are prepared for bad weather so that if it does occur, you know exactly what to do. It is also important that you try to limit the damage to an absolute minimum. You should always listen and watch out for bad weather warnings on the radio, TV and local newspapers where it may say whether your local area is affected and may even supply you with storm and flood claim help and advice.

You should make sure that any unsecured items, such as a ladder in the garden, are secure so that they don’t cause any damage to your home. This can lead to unnecessary damage which may be costly to repair. If you are in a high flood risk area, you should try to move your valuable items to a higher place or maybe even upstairs. This will ensure that your valuable or essential items won’t get damaged due to floods and storms as these can often be too valuable to replace or repair.

Keep a mobile phone with you at all times. You never know when you might be in an emergency or when you might need to call someone when your home has been damaged. Also, check if it’s safe to use electricity, gas and water supplies. Not doing so may result in further damage.

Insurance Claim Help & Guidance

Storm and flood damage can have a devastating effect on the whole property, as well as its contents and furnishings. It can be a stressful and upsetting experience for those involved, and time should therefore be spent concentrating on your family life – without the stress of dealing with the insurance claim.

Public Loss Adjusters have a 24 hour dedicated call centre which offers professional storm and flood claim advice. It is our job to ensure that you are provided with the expert knowledge you deserve when dealing with your insurance company. If required, we can even manage the whole claim on your behalf.