The winter months generally bring with them inclement weather and this year has been no exception. The country has been plunged into freezing conditions several times and even in February, we still run the risk of more. In addition, with prolonged periods of wet weather, as a country, we can suffer significant flooding incidents.
2012 was the wettest ever year on record to date and regular heavy rainfall is becoming more common. Climate change continues to have a profound effect on flooding and predictions suggest that if temperatures rise by just two degrees, the number of people living in areas of the UK at most risk of flooding is expected to rise by 2.6 million.
The cost of flooding to business
Flood damage causes major disruption to homes and businesses, but it also has a financial impact too. Last February (2022) alone saw Storm Dudley and Storm Eunice battering the country. Storm Eunice claimed at least four lives as winds of up to 122mph swept across Britain on 18 February 2022. The damage wreaked cost the UK in the region of £360 million.
If you have done all you can to protect your business from flooding, what can you do if the worst-case scenario occurs and you experience water ingress into your premises?
How The Forshaw Group can help mitigate flood damage
Our team is on standby, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So it doesn’t matter when you call us, we’ll be able to respond rapidly. Being able to get on scene so quickly really helps mitigate any damage as far as possible. While we get on with the restoration process, we can remove and then store anything you need looking after in our warehouse.
Damage to the fabric of a building, furnishings and IT may in fact be the least of your worries. Paperwork, even in today’s comparatively ‘paperless offices’ may still be key to keeping your business operational. The quicker we can reach it, the better chance we have of preserving it. Our experts are trained to analyse and react accordingly as soon as they reach a flood-hit property. We have a whole portfolio of restoration services and technologies at our disposal, from technical drying to restoration and reinstatement. Contact us to find out more.