Flooding can be one of the most distressing things that can happen. Here at Elliott Environmental Drainage we understand the devastation that floods can cause and we are available 24 hours a day with all the equipment needed to tackle any flood damage in London. Floods can happen in a variety of forms and not all floods come from storm surges and natural causes. What exactly is flood damage and how can we help? This article will explain all.
If you want to find out more about our Flood Damage London service or any of our liquid waste management or drainage services then please get in touch with a member of our expert team today!
What is flood damage in London?
Broken pipes, burst water mains, overflowing bathtubs and flash floods are some of the main causes of floods we encounter. The damage that these excessive amounts of water leave on property and personal belongings can sometimes be irreplaceable this is where Elliott Drainage enter and minimise any risk of this happening. The damage caused by floods worsens over time so make sure that at the first sign of any flood you contact us and we will respond as quickly as possible. As mentioned above we operate 24 hours a day ensuring that if you have the unfortunate event of a flood in your home or workplace we can arrive on-site and minimize the damage that is caused quickly.
How can you prevent domestic floods?
With floods being an ever prominent risk to homeowners how can you prevent floods within your home? There are multiple forms of protection some big and some small – the two main types of flood protection measures and resistance and resilience. Resistance refers to the prevention of water getting into your building and can be done by implementing removable barriers for doors and windows and also temporary seals for doors. To avoid the risk of sewage backing up and entering your property ensure that there are only one-way valves on toilets and drainage pipes.
The second method of protection is resilience, this is aimed at ensuring minimal damage if the water does get into your property. These methods include the placing of items that have potential to be damaged higher up within a room. If you live in an area that is particularly prone to flooding then it may be worth investing in waterproof bags to put belongings in if water does enter your property.
Our flood damage London service
Here at Elliott Enviromental Drainage we have over 30 years experience offering a variety of liquid waste management services and our Flood Damage London service. We constantly strive to provide our clients with assurance when they choose and this is shown through our dedication to business processes. We are iSO 9001 & 14001 certified and operate with free fixed quotes and no hidden costs.
Please get in touch with a member of our expertly trained team today!