STORM WARNING - Be prepared!
Now is the time to prepare yourself and make sure you are ready to minimise the potential for danger and damage.
Please also visit the following websites for the latest flood warnings, to sign up to receive alerts for your location, and to get helpful advice relating to flooding:
- England - UK Government
- Scotland - Scottish Environment Protection Agency
- Wales - Natural Resources Wales
- Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland Direct
If the worst happens
If damage occurs due to heavy rain or flooding, BELFOR is at your side. We have teams of experts ready to help, with years of experience and technical resources, to manage your damage and help you recover.
When damage occurs acting quickly is critical, not only to limit the extent of any damage but to also enable effective restoration and recovery.
IMPORTANT: Always ensure that your personal safety and the safety of others is your top priority with any actions you take.
For specific advice and guidance for when flooding occurs, please see the following information: FLOODING - Emergency Measures & Recovery Actions
If your business has been impacted, we have also provided some useful information in the BELFOR Disaster Checklist.
In any case, you should always inform your insurance company immediately and document any damage with photos and videos where possible.
RED ALERT® Emergency Priority Response Programme
Speed of response and taking effective actions quickly when the worst happens will not only help your business to recover quicker and potentially significantly reduce the costs of recovery, it may also mean the difference between survival and failure.
Make your organisation more resilient and have peace of mind that recovery experts and global resources are just a call away when disaster strikes. For more information about our emergency priority response programme - RED ALERT®, please click here.
What does BELFOR do?
Speed of response is critical, so we provide technical damage assessments carried out by experienced specialists, using the latest technical processes and equipment.
Following water damage, we will carry out emergency mitigation measures necessary to minimise and prevent secondary damage (e.g. mould), and facilitate a rapid recovery. Emergency mitigation measure may include: extracting remaining water, gross cleaning (e.g. removal of mud and silt), recovering and protecting items and assets, removing affected floor coverings, fittings and materials which are beyond repair, application of chemicals to prevent corrosion, installing temporary power, and installing drying systems to stabilise the environmental conditions.
The main phase of the recovery would then typically include detailed decontamination and sanitising, followed by the complete drying and dehumidification of all affected areas, items and assets. Our Technicians use the latest energy-saving drying equipment, combined with expert knowledge and know-how to dry your property professionally. As part of our 'end-to-end' property restoration solution, our experienced trades personnel can undertake any required repair and reinstatement works, returning you back to normal quickly and cost-effectively.
BELFOR has over 35 years of experience working in all industry sectors and with the insurance market, so will co-ordinate and liaise with your insurance provider where applicable.
BELFOR is your single source solution for 'end-to-end' property damage recovery – from assessment to reinstatement.