Replace cabinets with flood-resistant materials
Replacing cabinets, in places like kitchens, with flood-resistant materials can help prevent water damage.
During a flood, water can quickly accumulate inside and cause extensive damage to cabinets, furniture and other belongings.
By replacing cabinets with flood-resistant materials, homeowners can minimise the impact of flooding and reduce the likelihood of having to replace damaged items.
Flood-resistant cabinets are typically made from materials resistant to water damage, such as stainless steel or marine-grade plywood, which are less likely to warp, rot or develop mould and mildew, which can be a significant problem with floods.
Additionally, flood-resistant cabinets can be designed to be easily cleaned and disinfected, which is crucial for preventing the growth of bacteria and other harmful microorganisms often found in floodwaters.
Raise appliances in laundry
Raising appliances like washing machines and dryers can help prevent water damage to them and reduce the risk of electrical problems if there is a flood. Building a simple, raised platform for your laundry appliances can even free up more room for storage, and deliver ergonomic benefits.
Appliances can be particularly vulnerable to water damage, so it makes sense to protect them and reduce the likelihood of having to replace them.