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Britain’s weather can often be very unpredictable

According to the Environment Agency’s latest national report, at least one out of every six homes in England is at risk of flooding.

It always helps to know for certain if your home is in a high-risk area for flooding, but unfortunately there isn’t a sure-fire way of knowing.

One of the best ways to get an idea of any flood risks to your home is to look at the Environmental Agency flood risk map, which shows how serious flooding may be if it occurs in your location. These maps are updated every three months with the latest flood risk information.

You can also sign up for flood risk alerts – these warnings are sent to you via email, text or phone and can give you valuable time to prepare any defences or even evacuate.

Alternatively, you can invest in some robust flood defences around your home, and sometimes simple changes can make a big difference.

Installing non-return valves to your drainpipes, moving important documents upstairs and adding anti-flood airbricks can minimise the damage done to your home and important items.

If you’ve been the unfortunate victim of a flood, repairs don’t come cheap. According to the Environmental Agency, a flood-damaged home can cost anywhere between £10,000 and £50,000 to repair.

With that in mind, it is important to consider taking out a suitable home insurance policy that would pay for any potential damage to your home in the event of a flood.

Contact Prokil today for expert help and guidance in flood-proofing your home.

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