Following heavy rain in wake of Storm Desmond, Currys PC World is supporting those affected by offering a water-damaged electricals products removal service, free of charge.
Vans which would usually deliver goods to customers’ homes are being sent to the affected areas in Cumbria and Lancashire to remove water-damaged electricals from the homes of those stricken by the floods. The service is also available to local businesses.
The Workington, Carlisle and Kendal stores are offering free delivery and installation for those affected, as well as support in helping the local community with the use of in-store technology (including demo laptops, Wi-Fi, office equipment and access the retailer’s business suites) if people have lost use of their own internet connection and technology.
The stores are also operating discounted data recovery services through the retailer’s KNOWHOW Clinics for those who have flood damaged technology with important data to save.
Currys PC World regional manager Stuart Tye said: “The floods have affected our local areas terribly and, first and foremost, we want to help in any way we can with the resources available to us. What’s important is that we’re supporting our communities with immediate help in the clean-up ahead of Christmas, and we hope that our dedicated removal service will help alleviate some of the pressure from residents and local services alike.”
He continued: “With so much technology available in-store, it would be such a shame not to make things available for locals to use. We hope by being able to pop in-store and use computers and Wi-Fi to send essential emails and access insurance documents, we’re able to help residents in some small way.
“We will also be discounting the kinds of products people might need right now in the immediate aftermath – including heaters and essential kitchen appliances – with up to 50% off for an extended period to help them with drying out their homes, washing clothes and generally just getting back to normality as much as possible.”
Hundreds of homes and businesses in Cumbria were hit by severe flooding following record levels of rainfall during the weekend of December 5.