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.