Insurance Repairs

Repairing a flood damaged home – a five-step guide

Repairing a flood damaged home – a five-step guide

As this summer is proving, extreme weather is now happening far more frequently in the UK. July’s heatwave quickly turned into a washout with severe downpours causing flash flooding and chaos right across the country, damaging hundreds of homes.

Worryingly, this is unlikely to be the only summer dampened by severe flooding. Scientists are predicting a warming world will lead to higher and more frequent rainfalls in the UK, leading to greater flood risks.

So, if the worst happens and your home gets flood damaged, here is a five-point guide to the repairs process and what action to take.

Fire damage case study: From heavily burnt ruins to a fully-restored, modern home

Fire damage case study: From heavily burnt ruins to a fully-restored, modern home

Imagine your worst nightmare comes true, and every room in your home turns into lump of ash, all because of a burning candle left unattended.

In addition to that, imagine if your son or daughter was trapped in the house, and the only way out was through the first-floor window?

As a property owner or manager, you may think: "I hope this NEVER happens to me", and so do I.  

But unfortunately, these heart-breaking incidents do occur, as was the case for one of our clients.  

Three epic failures in property repairs, why they happened (and how to avoid them happening to you)

Three epic failures in property repairs, why they happened (and how to avoid them happening to you)

“You had one job to do.”
The words spoken by furious property managers and owners to shady “tradesmen” after repairs go wrong.
You’d think, hiring professionals to restore your home to its former glory would suffice, but as you’ll discover in a minute, a lot can go astray when left in the wrong hands.
And today, I want to shine light on that. Specifically, to bring your attention to three shocking stories where property repair dreams turned into nightmares.

Case study: Insurance repairs in action – repairing an en-suite shower room

Case study: Insurance repairs in action – repairing an en-suite shower room

The best way to illustrate how we can help you with your insurance repairs is by showing you some of the work we’ve done. We spoke to a recent client, Janice, who called us in to help with her insurance claim and the associated repairs to her property, following a water leak in her hall cupboard and en-suite shower room.

How do we differ from other building contractors?

How do we differ from other building contractors?

You may be wondering why it’s a good idea to use an insurance repair specialist such as Sarrani to restore your property following leak, flood, fire or storm. This blog explains how we’re different to traditional building contractors and how our specialist services can ensure you get the repairs carried out properly and paid for by your insurer.

Understanding electrics and their risks to your property

Understanding electrics and their risks to your property

Electricity is a major cause of accidental fires in the UK. With our increasing reliance on electrical appliances, the risk of accidents and fatalities is also increasing. In 2016-17, there were 30,296 fires in the home, almost half of which were caused by faulty cooking appliances. Here’s our guide to minimising the risks in your home and avoiding costly property insurance repairs.

How to prevent burst pipes wreaking havoc this winter

How to prevent burst pipes wreaking havoc this winter

With the cold winter weather comes a greater likelihood of a burst pipe. This can cause a great deal of inconvenience, considerable damage and unwanted repair costs, especially if it happens over the Christmas period. But the problem is largely preventable. Here are our top tips on how to take care of your pipes.

Storm damage: what you need to know

Storm damage: what you need to know

Autumn and winter weather often means storms, which can cause havoc to your property. Already this autumn we’ve seen Storms Aileen and Brian affect large parts of the UK. In this blog, we explore the impact of storm damage on your property and how you can best protect yourself.

Repairing a property following fire damage

Repairing a property following fire damage

Fire damage is devastating and perhaps the worst kind of damage you can suffer to your residential or commercial property. Repairs can be complicated, time-consuming and costly. Yet fire damage is quite common – it’s the fifth most common type of insurance claim, according to Aviva. If you’ve suffered fire damage, help and recovery are just a phone call away.

Insuring your property against fire damage

Insuring your property against fire damage

Fire damage is one of the most common insurance policy claims in the UK, with fires in domestic homes and business premises occurring frequently. Government statistics show that the fire and rescue services attended around 162,000 fires in England during 2015/16.