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Chris Netherton

We understand a flood in a home is devastating, and as a result produced this guide to help householders limit the damage where possible.

As the colder weather looms, The National Flood School is reminding householders to check out their free online information, designed to help limit damage to their property in the event of a flood or leak.

The National Flood School offers a step-by-step video guide to help people through some simple processes that can be introduced if a flood occurs, to help get clean-up works on the right track and life back to normal as quickly as possible.

The video at is also supported by a free online guide available at

Chris Netherton, managing director of the Surrey-based National Flood School, said: “Domestic flood incidents always increase in line with a drop in temperature.

“However, last winter was extraordinary and we reported a huge surge in the number of claims to UK properties, brought on by the extreme weather.

“The number of reports of damage caused by burst pipes increased ten-fold compared to the same period the previous year.

“We understand a flood in a home is devastating, and as a result produced this guide to help householders limit the damage where possible.”

Founded in 1988, the National Flood School is recognised across the UK and Europe as a leader in the research, development, testing and education of a wide-range of techniques and systems to enhance the restoration of property damaged by flood.
It shares its expertise to support and train restoration professionals and provides information and professional guidance for many other associated industries, including insurers and loss adjusters.
To support its work, the National Flood School has built and uses The Flood House – located at its headquarters in Farnham, Surrey.
Believed to be the only purpose-built floodable house in Europe, the structure - comprising of eight rooms and 60 common household materials - is regularly flooded with 1500 gallons of water.


Notes To Editors

The National Flood School is a Licensed Training Centre by the British Damage Management Association (BDMA).
This accreditation sees the National Flood School now offer regular courses under the BDMA Licensed Damage Management Training programme, alongside its own comprehensive training events.
Videos about the National Flood School and the Flood House can be seen at the National Flood School’s own YouTube channel
It also writes and maintains the BSI Code of Practice for Professional Water Damage Mitigation (PAS 64)
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