This may take the form of:
- A visual inspection where you look out for any obvious signs or defects e.g. missing pointing where water could enter the property or gullies covered with autumn leaves.
- Practice installing your flood products e.g. flood barriers or air brick covers. This will highlight any missing parts and enable a speedier install in a more urgent situation.
- Testing products that are not used very often e.g. sump pumps. Water poured into a sump will trigger the pump to function. Products such as these should be maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. It may be that the contractor who installed the product offers a regular servicing package.
See the below list as a guide to how often you should be checking your flood measures.