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Saturday 23 August 2014

Tips to minimise flood damage

Published 09/02/2014 | 02:30

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Minimise flood damage in your home or business with the following tips.

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  • Place sandbags at any openings where the water could get in.
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  • Move valuables and electrical goods safely off the floor and above the flood level. 
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  • Install one-way valves into drainage pipes to prevent water and sewage backing up into the house.
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  • Turn off your gas and electricity.
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  • Pack an emergency kit. Put together any medication that you require, food, water and warm clothing.
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  • Use sandbags on garden sheds to prevent the water from filtering in. 
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  • Move plug sockets higher up the walls so they are above the likely water level.
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  •  Use water-resistant material such as cement render to replaster internal walls.

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