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After a flood

When returning to a flooded home you should take care with the electricity and gas supplies and ensure you clean up properly to avoid contamination. Do not use a naked flame when entering the building.

You may be feeling tired, anxious or have trouble sleeping as the flood will have had a mental impact on you. Remember to take care of your own wellbeing and don't try to tackle everything at once.

  • Gas

    After a flood do not turn back on gas supplies until they have been checked by a qualified technician.

  • Electricity

    If flood water has entered your property, switch off the electricity at the mains, if it is safe to do so. Do not touch any electrical equipment, switches or sockets when standing in water or if the electrical equipment is wet, damp or has been flooded and the electricity is on.

  • Cleaning up inside

    Before cleaning up after a flood talk to your insurance company, they will tell you the next steps to take.

  • Cleaning up outside

    The outside of your property is just as important to clean up after as flood as the inside.

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