Flood Damage

Flood damage can have a devastating impact on your home or business

Unfortunately, many properties across the UK experience flood damage as flooding is becoming a reoccurring issue and, year after year, we see the ruin it causes to homes and businesses.  

Flood damage can have a devastating impact on your home or business

Unfortunately, many properties across the UK experience flood damage as flooding is becoming a reoccurring issue and, year after year, we see the ruin it causes to homes and businesses.  

Before After

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Getting your property back to normal after a flood can take time, with the drying process taking up a significant portion of this. With Aspray, there is someone on your side, constantly driving your claim forward and aiming to get your home swiftly reinstated.  

A suitable drying plan will be put into place by your Aspray Loss Assessor, this will cover the type of drying process used, such as injection drying with heat or liquid extraction, depending on the structure of your property.  

With the vast majority of those affected unable to stay in their home, we can assist in organising alternative accommodation with your insurer, getting you settled in as quickly as possible. 

Before After
Decontamination

Flood Warnings

You can also find out if your home is at risk of flooding and sign up for flood warnings using the government website, here. This is especially useful if you are in a high-risk area and provides warning of flood from rivers, the sea or groundwater.

Fire Restoration

Flood Restoration

If it is not handled correctly, flood damage can impact the structure of your property. Aspray work with experienced flood restoration companies who handle various aspects of the property repair such as water extraction and strip out of affected materials and furniture.

Drying

Drying

Starting the drying process as swiftly as possible is paramount when dealing with a flood situation. Flood water usually holds dangerous bacteria and if left untreated aids the growth of mould, which is not only dangerous to your health, but can also cause further damage to your home

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Flooding, Scotland

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Sadly, many businesses across the UK have been victims of flooding in recent years. Many health and safety factors come into play when a flood occurs, therefore, the first thing you should be concerned with is the safety of you and your staff. Floodwater often contains bacteria and therefore you should try to avoid direct contact as much as possible.

Restoring a building after a flood can take anything from several weeks to many months, depending on the extent of the damage. By instructing Aspray, you can be confident that your claim is being handled by a professional, striving to get your property reinstated in the shortest possible time. 

Flooding, Scotland

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Water categories

When assessing water damagwe, the BDMA has traditionally referred to three categories that will indicate which procedures should be followed to ensure the property is restored correctly.

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When assessing an escape of water peril, the BDMA has traditionally referred to three categories that will indicate which procedures should be followed to ensure the property is restored correctly.

Category 1

White water commonly comes from internal pipe work, central heating pipes, radiators and shower/bath overflow scenarios. White water is less than 72 hours old and has not travelled through materials/voids and has not come from a source of contamination.

Category 2

Grey water can be potentially harmful to humans, and typically comes from electrical appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines. Water is categorised as grey If the ingress is more than 72 hours old and has been exposed to other materials/voids.

Category 3

Black water contains pathogenic agents that are harmful and can cause sickness if exposed to humans. Black water is typically sewage and flood water and can contain pathogens such as Hepatitis B and C, Norovirus, Tetanus and more.

Each of these categories of water require a different approach. 

Drying Warning

Each of these categories of water require a different approach.

Preventing further damage

In a water damage claim, it is important that measures are taken to prevent secondary damage, where possible.

This includes removing any furniture that is at risk of absorbing moisture to a drier environment. Removing un-restorable saturated items, like carpets, and removing damp items such as papers and books that could stain wood surfaces.

The drying process varies depending on the amount of water, the length of time the water has stood, and how porous the material is. It is crucial that sufficient drying time is given depending on the material, as this will alleviate the risk of fungi appearing in hidden voids, and therefore causing future damage. 

 

Wood/Gypsum
Quick drying
Less than 7 days

Thermalite/Lathe/Plaster
Moderate drying
7 to 14 days

Clinker Block/Concrete
Slow drying
14 days+

Insulated Floors/Walls
Specialist drying
Complex constructions

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