Changing weather patterns in the UK have brought the importance of protecting your home from flooding into stark focus. Flooding is already the most common form of natural disaster in the UK and all predictions suggest that widespread flooding and flash flood events are set to increase.
To respond to this growing threat and to help homeowners, local authorities and property professionals mitigate against the potentially devastating effects of flooding, The Property Care Association have devised the ‘Flood Protection Group’ to help homeowners get in touch with qualified flood protection experts and to provide specialist flood protection training for property professionals.
Flood protection refers to actions you can take to minimise your risk from potential flood damage. As a first step it is important to be aware of your flood risk – especially if you live in an area with a history of flood events. Following on from this you should take proper precautions such as pre-planning what to do in the event of a flood and making moves to protect your property such as installing flood defences like flood proof doors, investing in a sump pump and protecting doorways and air bricks.
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To provide expert advice and guidance on the style and type of flood protection most suitable for you and your property, the PCA have a list of certified professionals under our Flood Protection Group banner who can survey your home to advise you on the most efficient and effective flood protection measures for your particular circumstances.
By developing our unique Flood Protection Group resource we are able to to introduce residential customers and homeowners to certified flood protection specialists in order to minimise the worst effects of flooding.
Due to our status as the trade body of the industry, PCA certification acts as a badge of honour that residential customers can rely on. This allows customers to be absolutely sure that the contractor they have invited into their home has been assessed and verified to the highest industry standards to ensure that they have the required skills and expertise to be considered an expert in flood protection and that the products they use will be dependable and reliable.
Use our postcode search to find a PCA qualified flood protection contractor near you,
Are you a professional that has an interest in all things to do with flooding? If so, you may wish to consider professional training or qualifications. As the industry trade body there is no one more qualified to deliver Continuous Professional Development seminarson the topic of flood protection and we provide industry leading flood protection training courses for both PCA members and non-members alike.
Taking our course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to comprehensively assess the risk of flooding in properties and prescribe essential flood protection measures that are just the right fit for the customer’s circumstances and property build type.
As the trade body for the profession, the PCA will then help and support our members to further develop their business and their flood protection skills and knowledge.
A recent poll found that 95% of our members are very happy with the levels of support and assistance we provide, so if you would like to find out more about the range of benefits that accompany PCA membership such as government backed Trustmark and competence certificates, increased business from specifiers, guaranteed protection insurance and marketing support then follow the links below to read more about joining the PCA
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Members of the PCA have proven themselves to be the leading experts in flood protection services in the UK. Find a qualified flood protection specialist near you using our search form below to get started resolving your damp problems.