Types of flooding

There are several different types of flooding, and it’s important to know who can help you in each situation.

Storms and heavy rain can lead to river and sea flooding. Large-scale flooding like this can cause a danger to life and to property.

Flooding on roads can be caused by overflowing rivers, blocked highway drains and grates, or burst water or sewage pipes. 

Persistent or heavy rain can cause the ground to become saturated. This often means water cannot drain away quickly enough, leading to groundwater or surface water flooding.

Surface water flooding can also happen when underground rivers and lakes overflow, causing the water to rise above the surface. 

This may continue for weeks after the rain has stopped. 

Sewer flooding can have several different causes and can be a symptom or consequence of other flooding that happened first.

You should contact us if you experience flooding from sewers.

If you experience sewer flooding