Flood damage from Storm Ciara set to cost millions.
During 9th February 2020 storm Ciara wreaked havoc across much of the United Kingdom. High winds reaching speeds of 100mph were followed by heavy rain. This extreme weather caused millions of pounds of damage in just a few hours, and the Met Office are predicting more to come as the weather turns colder and snow […]Read more
Drying Homes for Christmas
It’s not even July, yet this morning I already have Chris Rea stuck in my head. Why? Because that’s what one of our customers just asked for, to be home by Christmas! Once again this week the UK has seen torrential downpours affect much of the country. Flooding has been caused in many locations. Particularly […]Read more
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 […]Read more
The End of Waiting in at Home!
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 […]Read more
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. […]Read more
Sodden presents do not make for a very merry Christmas
ith 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. […]Read more
Protecting the priceless – Do you have a Da Vinci on your wall?
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more