Take care in drying flood-hit homes
HOMEOWNERS affected by flooding are being urged to take care when drying out their homes or offices in the winter months.
John Elliott, chairman of dehumidifier firm Ebac, says: “Much advice is given on tackling the problem of drying out a building, including ventilation and heating but these have only limited success and have drawbacks. Leaving windows open will leave the property cold, particularly at this time of year, and may let in more damp air and also cause a security headache with an open invitation for burglars.
“It is imperative that properties are properly and quickly dried out once the initial damage has been rectified. This will help to alleviate any lasting damage.”