Flood repairs and damage control


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.


  • 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

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For more about tackling humidity after floodings,
please contact Peter Lange +45 5167 2904