Take care in dry­ing flood-hit homes

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

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.”

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