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Are you flood ready? Our top tips for October...

Falling leaves … lovely for colourful autumn walks and kicking piles of leaves!  Once home, shut the door and warm up with a cuppa. Did you know you can get flood doors?

The flipside to autumn however is the wet weather predicted by the met office and leaves blocking drains, gutters and gullies which can cause localised flooding.  General household maintenance is recommended by following these steps:

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  • Clear drains, gutters and gullies
  • Repair damaged brickwork and pointing
  • Check the drains local to your property, if they appear to be blocked notify your council
  • If possible, check the storm and foul drains on your property for blockages

Simple DIY measures can be used to protect your brickwork following repair / pointing touch-ups. A breathable waterstop solution will protect bricks and repel water during wet conditions to prevent long-term damp issues. Consider replacing your airbricks with anti-flood alternatives or a cheaper method is purchasing airbrick covers to place over your existing airbricks (to be used only when there’s a flood threat).

For further advice and to speak to one of our friendly team for general guidance on property level protection, then please call Freephone 0800 970 3950 or email

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