Flood Restoration - Reducing the Carbon Footprint of drying

Trustheat's 'soft strip' approach to flood restoration vastly reduces waste materials and reinstatement

The traditional dehumidifier solutions used to dry properties after flooding create a sizeable carbon footprint.

With dehumidifiers unable to collect trapped moisture within structures, sound plaster, wall coverings and floor surfaces are usually removed to facilitate drying.

As anyone who has seen the line of skips that appear on a street after flooding can attest to, they are often filled with a sizeable amount of waste that is destined for landfill.

Weeks (or months) of running dehumidifiers and fans uses a significant amount of electricity, and multiple monitoring visits in turn lead to increased vehicle emissions.

The ‘soft strip’ approach

Our exclusive use of evaporation drying systems allows us to release trapped moisture non-invasively, eliminating the unnecessary strip out of sound surface and floor coverings.

On a recent project drying 59 flooded properties for City of York Council, we eliminated the need to remove and dispose of plaster, skirting boards, doors, architraves, boxing and flooring in each and every property, preventing tonnes of waste materials going to landfill.

Efficient energy use

Our mobile, self powered systems use an energy efficient boiler to power our drying systems, recycling energy through liquid-filled pipework.

This reduces the overall comparative electricity usage by over 50%, and our single visit drying treatment eliminates multiple vehicle-based site visits and the associated CO² emissions.

Reduction in restoration and reinstatement

By not removing sound surfaces, flood covering, fittings and fixtures we therefore eliminate their subsequent reinstatement.

The single largest carbon footprint reduction will often relate to eliminating the removal and replacement of gypsum plaster and plasterboard.

The production and calcination of plasterboard is incredibly energy intensive in it’s production. Similarly, plasterboard that goes to landfill contributes significant amounts of toxicity to land and the water table, all of which we help eliminate.

As we can greatly reduce the restoration works required, we eliminate the attendance of multiple contractors and site visits, reducing total vehicle CO² emissions.

Our drying solution vastly reduces the proect carbon footprint of every property we dry, helping reduce CO² emissions that can contribute to the extreme weather events that we are sadly seeing with increased regularity in the UK.

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To find out more about how we reduce our clients' carbon footprint - contact us today


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