MINIMISING THE AFTER-EFFECTS OF FLOODING
Flood waters, torrential rain and other mishaps and accidents can have catastrophic effects on buildings, infrastructure, businesses and families. The moisture and humidity left behind afterwards also has to be dealt with and removed.
If not, expect the following:
- Indirect damage occurring before any balanced humidity can be established
- Laminates, glues and glued-together fixtures and furnishings suffer considerably
- Mould and fungus flourish if walls, floors and other building structures are left wet for too long
- Rescue and protection of valuable assets becomes more difficult
- Refurbishment and rebuilding costs increase
controlled dehumidification is crucial
Post-flooding humidity and building structures aren’t a good mix
Flood situations often involve considerable direct damage to buildings and their contents. However, a lot more indirect damage can subsequently occur before any kind of balanced humidity can be established. Humidity is exceptionally high when water has seeped into every corner and hidden space, and every material present has effectively acted like a sponge.
Most laminates, glues and glued-together fixtures and furnishings suffer considerably when levels of airborne humidity are too high. And mould and fungus soon flourishes if walls, floors and other building structures are left wet for too long.
Some structures, building elements and interior fittings need near-instant drying to avoid permanent damage, while there are often other materials and components that require slow, carefully controlled drying to make sure they don’t get ruined. That’s why controlled dehumidification is crucial. Simply opening doors and windows is never enough.
Controlled humidity eliminates problems
Cotes dehumidifiers make it easier to deal with the many after-effects of flooding and rain damage by rapidly and effectively removing large quantities of airborne moisture.
They also make it possible to control the dew point of the air so any humidity still present simply cannot condense and cause the many follow-on problems.
HOW YOU BENEFIT
Drying-out schedules for the exact needs of each site, space or structure, with stable, controlled conditions throughout
Dehumidifiers that can be placed exactly where needed, and moved around easily
Stable, controlled conditions throughout the drying-out process
Fewer problems with mould, fungi growth and other follow-on effects
Faster post-flood remedial action
Easier to rescue and protect key asset values
Reductions in refurbishment and rebuilding costs
How Cotes solutions stands out
Effective way to tackle moisture-related problems
Compact, robust and reliable
Built for toughness – long service life
Low energy consumption