Cornish company to the rescue


A Cornish company is currently helping property owners to recover their lives in Moorland on the Somerset Levels.


The Somerset Levels was one of the worst hit places in Britain during the recent spate of storms and high rainfall.

And work has only just started in drying out homes and businesses because it has taken several weeks for water levels to drop. Flooding had to recede far enough to get pumps and drying equipment onto site.

Redruth-based Richfords Fire & Flood was the first flood recovery firm to get into Moorland at the beginning of the month, using a vintage caterpillar track military vehicle. It is now working at 14 properties in the village, bringing in state-of-the-art drying equipment to remove water and dry out walls and floors.

The next stage is for technicians to go into action cleaning and sanitising properties. Business development director, Michael Cooper, said: “Our drive is to help people get their lives back together as quickly as possible. It is important that, whilst doing this, we do not throw out damaged furniture and belongings if they can be salvaged. So, in many cases, we are carrying out furniture restoration firms and building work.”