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Storm Deirdre No Match for Richfords Fire and Flood

On Saturday 15th December Cornwall’s Eden Project was temporarily closed due to flood water, following heavy rains brought in by storm Deirdre. However by Saturday afternoon the management team at Eden were able to confirm that events planned for the weekend, such as their spectacular evening Shadows and Light Christmas experience, could go ahead as […]

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The End of Waiting in at Home!

Richfords Remote Monitoring System

Over the 40+ years Richfords has been giving their customers their lives back after fires, flooding and water damage claims two things have remained constant: – 1, After an incident customers love to see our technicians arrive at their home or business. Richfords first visit is a big deal, it’s the beginning of the end […]

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Beating the Burst Pipes

The significant change in the weather is leading to hundreds of frozen and burst pipes. Last week, much of England, Scotland and Wales experienced, freezing temperatures, high winds, and heavy snowfall. During this period of “heavy” weather transport and travel were widely disrupted and tens of thousands of people were unable to get to work. […]

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Sodden presents do not make for a very merry Christmas

With flooding becoming increasingly prevalent across many parts of the UK, flood recovery experts are warning householders to think about where they store presents ahead of the big day. Richfords Fire & Flood in Redruth, Bracknell and Cullompton suggest that gifts should be stored upstairs in case of any big downpours washing out ground floors. […]

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Protecting the priceless – Do you have a Da Vinci on your wall?

Mona Lisa, Artwork, paintings, insurance, Leonardo Da Vinci

Embed from Getty Images Christie’s auction house in New York has broken the records for selling a work of art. An anonymous buyer has purchased Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Christ ‘Salvator Mundi’ for $450.3 million. The painting was once bought for just $60 when it was thought it was painted by one of the master’s […]

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What we can learn from Irma

Following a huge tragedy in the Caribbean, we send our thoughts and prayers to those who have been affected by this disaster. We also believe it is right to learn what we can from every disaster; however big or small. Each flooding event is a catastrophe for the individual – particularly where something personally valuable […]

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Boscastle: I was there

The day a flash flood smashed its way through a Cornish village has been remembered on a national radio station. BBC 5 Live went back to 16th August 2004 when a river suddenly turned into a torrent and caused massive destruction to Boscastle.

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Concerns over construction quality in new builds

An article published by The Guardian newspaper has recently covered concerns about the quality of some new-build homes across the country.

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How technology is fighting excess moisture

The rapid advance in mobile internet technology means a growing range of possibilities for damage restoration. We look at three key examples.

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The importance of protecting agricultural land from flooding

The National Farmers Union is outlining its case in its new Flooding Manifesto, which insists that further funding is needed to make coastal farmland more resilient when extreme weather hits and tidal surges put pressure on defenses.

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