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3rd January 2019
How to deal with flood damage

How to deal with flood damage

Category: Flood Damage

flood can devastate any property, but it doesn’t have to be the end of the world if you take effective steps to stop the flood and protect your possessions. We asked our flood damage experts for their advice on how to fix up after flooding.

Stop the water flow

Before you do anything else, make sure that the flood doesn't get any worse by stopping the flow of water if you can. A lot of floods are caused by burst pipes, so turn off the main water line before proceeding any further.

Switch off the power

With big floods in any property, switching off the power is a priority. Remember not to handle electrical appliances unless you know they’re safe and don’t stand in the water when you turn the electricity off, unless otherwise instructed by an electrician.

Assess damage and rescue possessions

Take lots of pictures to show your insurance company of the damage and work out exactly how you’re going to proceed with the clean-up. If possible, save the most important items and belongings from the water, but try not to prioritise this whilst the property’s still being damaged.

Call in an expert

At Croft, we strip and dry your property after a flood and can install damp-proof solutions. We can tailor flood damage repair to the customer in question and safely deal with getting your property back into shape in no time.

Has your home or business been affected by flood damage? We can provide efficient solutions and advice - contact a member of our expert team on 01202 737739 today for more information.

What is Woodworm?

What is Woodworm?

7th August 2019

Contrary to its name, woodworm is in fact a generic term that refers to various types of woodboring beetle and larvae commonly found throughout the UK. These little pests can attack almost any type of timber, from furniture and floorboards to joists and rafters, and can cause serious structural damage if left untreated. Fortunately, woodworm is fairly easy to spot as the beetles leave distinctive exit holes and a powdery dust on the wood’s surface.

Category: Woodworm
4 Simple Tips For Avoiding Damp in your Home

4 Simple Tips For Avoiding Damp in your Home

8th July 2019

Damp in the home not only looks unpleasant but can have serious consequences to your health and the safety of your property.

Damp starts with a build-up of moisture and can come in many different forms, each of which requires a different type of treatment. To help prevent damp problems before they begin, follow these simple tips our experts at Croft Preservation have put together.

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