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Advice and tips to keep flood water out of your home

In this unexpected rainy season of spring the Damp Proofing Specialists have put together our list of Top Tips to help prevent flooding in your home. As statistically one in six properties in England and Wales are at risk of flooding its worthwhile spending a few minutes to find out what you can do to keep you and your home safe.

Flood defencesNo harm in preparing for the worst

You can never be too prepared for flooding. Preparation will save you time and money as well as potentially the distress of damage to your property.  It may be impossible to fully flood-proof your property, however, there are steps you can take to reduce the damage caused through flooding.  The most crucial piece of advice is to take action now rather than later if you at risk of flooding.

Are you at risk of flooding?

Its takes 5 minutes to check whether you are at risk of flooding. You may not be in direct risk of flooding from the river or the sea, but it is possible to be affected from surface or groundwater flooding. To find out information on whether you are at risk of flooding visit the Environment Agency website, The site is packed with useful flood information.

Top Tips to keep flood water out of your home:

  • Installing purpose-built flood boards when flooding is imminent as well as raising the door thresholds.
  • Ensuring the damp-proof brick courses are raised in addition to sealing floors via tanking to prevent rising water through the ground.
  • Investing in covers for air bricks which are specifically designed to be placed over ventilation bricks.
  • Installing non return valves to drains and water inlet and outlet pipes to avoid backflow, reducing contamination of water through water infusion.

Further Help and Advice about Flooding.

To find out more information about flood prevention check out the Interactive Flood House on the Environment Agency website. Alternatively speak to one of our damp specialists on 0800 0193 022 or complete our general enquiries form online for help and advice and will contact to you as soon as possible.

Environment agency Interactive Flood House