What is flood protection and how can you prevent flooding?

Changing weather patterns mean that devastating flash flooding is now becoming a major problem in Britain; it's forecast to become a regular event in many urban areas. It doesn't matter if your home is a new-build house or an old building - all types of houses are at risk. The Environment Agency (EA) estimates that two million homes and businesses and five million people are in danger from flooding in England and Wales; they recommend that householders should take all possible steps to flood-proof their property and install flood defences, especially flood-proof doors. It's very likely that insurance companies may in future insist that houses in flood-prone areas have some form of approved flood protection installed.

But flooding can not only put up your insurance rates; it can destroy furniture and treasured possessions, wreck your house (according to research, water of more than a metre in depth can result in structural damage to the average construction) and cause months of stress and incomvenience while you relocate. It could even destroy your business. So protect your home and possessions from the ravages of flooding and flood damage by installing Flood Divert flood protection products

For more information on how to protect your property  see our guide on flood protection   Click link on left

Below is an exract from the enviroment agency website

Prepare your property for flooding

It’s impossible to completely flood-proof a property but there are lots of things you can do to reduce flood damage.

If your property is flooded it can be costly in terms of money, time and heartache. While it's impossible to completely flood-proof a property, there are lots of things you can do to reduce flood damage. Actions you take could help:

  • prevent water from short, shallow flooding from getting into the building
  • delay flood water from getting into the building if flooding is more severe, giving you extra time to move your possessions to safety and evacuate
  • limit the damage to walls, floors, fixtures and fittings if flood water gets into the building
  • make it easier, faster and cheaper to clean up and dry out, so that you can get your life back to normal as soon as possible.

Whether you rent or own your home or business premises, the most important thing is to prepare now by buying and installing flood products in advance. Don't wait until flooding looks likely as you won’t have time to buy or put the measures in place.