where you can get help to clean up. Check with your local
authority or health authority in the first instance or look
under 'Flood Damage' in Yellow Pages for suppliers of cleaning
materials or equipment to dry out your property. It takes a
brick house about one month per inch to dry out.
and windows to ventilate the house, but take care to ensure your
house and valuables are secure.
gas, electricity and water company. Have your power supplies
checked before you turn them back on to make sure they have
dried out. Wash taps and run them for a few minutes before use.
attempt to dry out photos or papers - place them in a plastic
bag, and if possible store them in the fridge.
food which may have been in contact with floodwater - it could
be contaminated. Contact your local authority Environmental
Health department for advice.
Advice Bureau and other organizations may be able to help if you
feel under pressure, their numbers can be found in the phone
Donít think it canít happen again. Restock your supplies.