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Experts told how to dry a house inundated by floods – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

Date: July 15, 2024 Time: 18:18:17

According to Sergei Zakutnev, a specialist in inspection of building structures, the first thing to do before entering a water-free house is to check whether the plastic windows and metal door are deformed. If they do not open, it means that the building box is deformed. This is a signal about the danger of the structure.

The walls should be examined for cracks. Cracks in partitions are not a problem, they can be replaced. But defects in load-bearing walls are a reason to call specialists and inspect the house for safety.

“I strongly recommend not turning on underfloor heating,” the expert warned, answering questions from viewers on the Orenburg TV channel. – The ruler is wet; If you speed up the drying process, it may crack.

As for the floor, unfortunately the laminate will have to be discarded immediately. It is necessary to cut the quartz adhesive vinyl and remove the glue from the screed so that it can dry. But linoleum will still serve. It must be disinfected, washed, dried and reused.

“Naturally, the house will take a long time to dry: finishing cannot begin until August or September,” Sergei Zakutnev noted. – But you still need to start drying this way. After cleaning and disinfecting the room, open the windows and doors and then let them dry for at least one to two weeks. And after two weeks it is advisable to use additional funds.

For these purposes it is advisable to use special facilities that can be rented. According to the expert, even in this case, a completely one-story house will take at least two months to dry. Until the air humidity in the room drops below 10 percent, you should not start finishing: the putty and wallpaper will come off.

Help “RG”

When you start drying your home with a heat gun, remember these simple rules:

You can’t dry the house while there is water in the basement: heating the air increases evaporation from there. First we pump out the water and dry the basement, and then we move on to other rooms.

Before drying, it is better to remove the plaster from the walls. If this is not possible, at least remove the wallpaper and sand the surfaces.

While the heat gun is on, the windows should be open. But after turning them off, it is necessary to close them immediately so that hot surfaces do not absorb moisture from the street air.

If water appears on the walls after 12 hours, drying must be repeated.

And, of course, before working with a heat gun, carefully read the instructions and follow fire safety regulations.

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