29 March 2022
Photovoltaic systems (Solar panels)
Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are often known as solar panels. Though there are few risks, our guidance highlights some considerations to make before installation.
If you know your home is at risk, there are a few ways you can prepare for flooding.
You can check the risk of flooding in your area by visiting:
Creating a ‘flood kit’ ensures that you will have essentials items to hand. Include items such as:
Flooding in the form of surface water run off (SWRO) can strike in areas where there has been no prior history of flooding. It’s therefore important to tune in to weather notifications so you can stay alert to warnings in your area.
Make sure you know how to turn off your gas, electricity and water in case you need to evacuate your home. Please be aware, you should never touch sources of electricity while there is standing flood water in the home.
Remember, safety comes first, you should plan to evacuate before it is too late to move.
If you experience a flood and need advice about what to do, the government provide a list of available resources that may be useful.
Baptist Insurance’s home insurance customers will have flood cover for their buildings and contents as standard. You can contact us to understand more about your cover or review the Baptist Home Insurance Product Information Document (IPID).