After a flood

Living in your home

Moving back to your home or living in your home again after a flood can be a difficult time.

  • We recommended you don't use rooms that have been flooded until they've been cleaned and dried.
  • Try and have the heating on at all times.
  • If you rent your home, your landlord is usually responsible for repairs. Repairs to rented homes.
  • Using a dehumidifier can make sitting in a wet or damp room more comfortable, but we recommend not living in rooms that haven't yet dried.
  • Flood recovery checklist and factsheet - these contain information to help you after a flood and advice for returning to your home after a flood.