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Flood advice for businesses

Flooding is one of the most common and widespread natural source of damage to properties in the UK.

The effect of a flood is devastating and distressing for a business. Flooding can not only cause serious damage to property, contents, production and ability to trade, it may also impact on employees, as well as deliveries that may need to travel through flood affected areas to reach you. Equally, it will affect the ability to supply your customers. Also business turnover may not recover to pre-loss levels for many months, if not years. Indeed, some businesses fail to recover at all.

Other than moving location, you cannot always stop a property at risk of flooding from being deluged. But there are measures that can be put in place to minimise the damage and speed up the repair time.

We’ve created a new guide which will help you prepare for a flood as well as explain what to do if a flood is imminent.