Flood Recovery – Using Dehumidifiers
Homes most at risk from floods, those close to banks and rivers especially, can do everything possible to prevent their homes from flooding by using flood proof doors and sandbags. However sometimes it is impossible to stop water from entering the house and causing thousands of pounds of damage. As well as the physical damage caused by floods, homeowners are also left with major heads in the bid to get their everyday normal life back. Sorting out insurance and replacing damaged property is not only expensive but it is also very time consuming. The time it takes to recover from flood damage can be quickly increased with the use of a dehumidifier for a flood.
Dehumidifiers for Floods
Water damage caused by floods can be minimized by using a desiccant dehumidifier. It is the best way to dry out your home from the water damage caused by the flooding. A quality dehumidifier such as the X-Dry Home Desiccant Dehumidifier is ideal for removing moisture from the air and from fabrics in the home, drying your furniture, carpets and wallpaper efficiently and efficiently. It is by far the best way to dry out your home, using heaters and placing water damaged clothes and furniture in direct sunlight can warp, shrink and ruin your items permanently.
Mold after a Flood
Here in the UK we are not exactly blessed with dry long spells of weather. Because of this, our mostly wet climate means we are constantly at risk of mold and mildew, especially after a flood. Mold and mildew grow in carpets and on wood that has been affected by damp and flood damage. Unlike tiles, plastic and other easy wipe to clean surfaces, carpet and wood is a lot more troublesome to clean and keep free from mold and mildew. A dehumidifier for floods is the best preventative measure. Not only does mold look awful, it also stains and ruins the carpet if it has time to really set in. Even worse than this however is the harm that mold can do to you and your family.
Mold can cause a lot of problems, especially for those who suffer from allergies and respiratory conditions such as asthma. If you are currently suffering from the mold buildup in your home I would recommend buying a mold spore testing immediately, they detect either the levels of mould spores in your home are dangerous or not. Whilst dehumidifiers can stop mold from spreading, air purifiers are able to get rid of the existing mold spores that exist in the air. By using both a dehumidifier and an air purifier in tandem you are sure to get the best results. I hope you have enjoyed reading this article, please leave your comments and suggestions below.