19 April 2021
Flood Damage: How Clearabee Can Help
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Unfortunately, the effects of flooding on a home or business can be devastating in both an emotional and an economical sense. Whereas there’s little that can be done to replace lost sentimental items other than to offer our condolences, as the UK’s largest clearance company, Clearabee are able to quickly, conveniently and cost-effectively dispose of flood-damaged items, leaving you to focus on getting things back on track.
Flood damage: facts and figures
Floods such as those recently seen in the north of England in Yorkshire and the Humber, the East Midlands and the West Midlands cause irreparable damage to everything from carpets, wardrobes and sofas to dishwashers, washing machines and TVs. Worse still, is that an astonishing 2.4 million people in the UK live in immediate flood risk areas.
The Gov.uk website reports that the cost of flooding in the year 2019/20 was estimated at £78 million, which includes the impact of flooded business and properties (although it would have reportedly cost an additional £2.1 billion without food defences).
With so many people at risk and with so much being lost, it’s not only important that you know how to best secure your property against flood damage but to know how to quickly deal with the aftermath in case of flooding and to start restoring some normality.
What needs to be cleared?
Once you’ve ensured that you and your family are safe and you have consulted your insurance provider, it will most likely be the time to consider which items can be saved and which items need to be disposed of. This is something only you can answer and there will no doubt be some very difficult decisions to make.
Depending on the situation of your property, it’s always a good idea to separate the items you’re keeping and the items you’re disposing of, although sadly, this may be inevitable if you’re still dealing with an amount of water in your home. The chances are that you’ll be dealing with a variety of waste streams so do exercise caution before booking your waste removal – the last thing you want to do jump straight to filling a skip with bulky items, carpets and items like TVs or monitors, only to be hit with a hefty fine when you find out that they can’t be disposed of together.
For reasons such as this, it’s important that you approach a reputable, responsible, registered waste carrier such as Clearabee, who will not only remove your unwanted items, but will also advise on your unique set of circumstances and ensure that you are using the most appropriate service.
Flood damage clearances with Clearabee
In an emergency situation such as this, you need a fast and effective solution to clear your flood-damaged items and that’s where Clearabee’s ‘Man and Van’ clearance service comes into its own. With over 120 unique locations all across the UK, one of our waste operative teams will be able to attend almost any location in the country on the very same day.
The probability of a same-day service is higher if you are able to book your clearance before 1pm and for your convenience, there a number of ways you can book this service. One option is to fill out this quick and easy form and let our friendly office staff give you a call back. Then, we can discuss in detail what items you need removing, from where and how quickly. If you provide us with an itemised list or a set of images then we can provide you with an accurate quote to responsibly remove of them.
We can remove unwanted items from anywhere in your property as long as it is safe to do so. This includes lofts and attics, cellars and basements and sheds and garages. Our ‘Man and Van’ service comes with 30 minutes of reasonable labour included in the cost, but if you have discussed with us the items you need removing, we can take other variables into consideration, such as needing a two-man team, multiple vans or a skip to complement the ‘Man and Van’ service.
Compliance and Clearabee
In the event that the unwanted items have already been removed from the inside of your property, you needn’t even be in at the time of collection. If, for whatever reason, this is a more convenient option for you, then just make sure you are contactable by telephone in case we need to get in touch during the collection. Otherwise, we’ll send you an SMS to let you know when we’re on our way and you’re receive a tracking link so you can keep track of our progress.
We’ll also take photos before and after your collection so all parties will know what has been collected and that the area has been left clear and tidy. We’ll also issue a digital Waste Transfer Note which will provide a record of duty of care and due diligence. This note will describe what waste has been collected and by which vehicle as well as which Waste Transfer Station was the end destination. This is also backed up by our live camera tracking systems which are standard on all our vehicles and our landfill diversion rate of at least 95% of all the waste that we collect. This means that however much waste you want clearing, you can have confidence in Clearabee.
Removing rubbish. It’s what we do.
All of the prices quoted above are correct at the time of publishing.