Fighting the flood

5/22/2017

At the beginning of summer last year, large parts of Europe were hit by torrential rainfalls. Roads were washed out. Tens of thousands of people had to be evacuated. Tragic deaths were reported. Schools and public services had to be shut down. In disasters like this, efforts have to be carried out immediately and effectively to save people and property. The very scale of the disaster puts special emphasis on organising the actions in a strategic way.

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Practice makes perfect

5/15/2017

How do you cope with and optimally deal with severe water damage? Theoretical knowledge is all well and good. But to be an excellent property damage restoration technician you need hands-on experience. You have to practise regularly under realistic and controlled conditions. Just like firefighters have to train all the time to be able to do their job efficiently when severe emergencies occur. This has always been a gruelling challenge for the entire damage control industry.

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800 assignments in one week

5/15/2017

In early August last year, Oslo was hit by the heaviest rains in 30 years. Tunnels flooded and roads were blocked, causing gigantic tailbacks. And basements quickly filled up with water. A disaster was in the making. Even more so, since the Oslo Fire and Emergency Department issued a statement that they lacked the capacity to answer all the incoming calls. Homeowners in urgent need of help were asked to contact their insurance companies.

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Beating the English climate

5/9/2017

To stay competitive on the international arena, English cricket players have to train harder and extend the season. But there is one major obstacle: the English weather. To start training earlier, teams usually have to travel to sunnier, warmer countries like South Africa. This is expensive. One progressive English cricket club had an idea: by putting up a tent on a new wicket for pre-season training they provided opportunities for their players to train more effectively, regardless of outdoor conditions. There was just one problem: condensation was building up and dripping onto the wicket, spoiling the perfect playing surface.

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Guardian angels

5/9/2017

An American healthy frozen meals company had an unhealthy moisture issue to deal with at their main location. In their production room, condensation was dripping from the ceiling. And the cooling coils were freezing due to excess heat and humidity from adjacent areas. Not very surprisingly, the US Department of Agriculture was stepping in, threatening to shut down production.

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