National Flood School Offers Insight Into Heat Drying With New Course

A new course from the National Flood School explores the transformational effect drying with heat can achieve in the restoration of a flood damaged building.

Online PR News – 21-July-2010 – – A new course from the National Flood School explores the transformational effect drying with heat can achieve in the restoration of a flood damaged building.

The one day course ‘Drying With Heat’ has been designed to provide an introduction to the basics of heat drying.

The subject is explored through a combination of technical instruction – and unique hands-on experience – achieved by delegates seeing the equipment in action at the National Flood School’s purpose-built Flood House.
Believed to be the only purpose-built floodable house in Europe, the Flood House comprises of eight rooms and 60 common household materials – providing a comprehensive test-bed for training and development.
National Flood School technicians will flood the building with water to produce a realistic environment for demonstrations of heat drying systems.
Delegates will also practice how to set-up heat drying systems on site and learn more about monitoring the drying process.
Chris Netherton, MD of The National Flood School, based in Farnham, Surrey, said: “This is a new course for 2010. The use of our unique Flood House will allow people to witness the aftermath of flooding and see how the heat drying process works.
“The aim of the course is to give people the experience to fully understand and use heat drying techniques to conduct flood restoration safely – and to a high standard.
“The drying out process is a critical stage of building restoration following a flood.

“Students will be able to see how a building reacts to heat drying processes and consider issues such as whether to strip out the building thoroughly – and the effect heat has on micro-organisms and on building materials.”

Videos about the National Flood School and the Flood House can be seen at the National Flood School’s own YouTube channel
More details about the National Flood School, the Drying With Heat course and other specialist training can be found at or by calling 01252 821185.
Notes To Editors
Recognised across the UK and Europe as a leader in the research, development, testing and education of a wide-range of techniques and systems to enhance the restoration of property damaged by flood and fire, the National Flood School was founded in 1988.
Based in Farnham, Surrey, The National Flood School shares its expertise to support and train restoration professionals and provides information and professional guidance for many other associated industries, including insurers and loss adjusters
The organisation has three specific divisions; training, consultancy and research and development.
The National Flood School has recently been appointed a Licensed Training Centre by the British Damage Management Association (BDMA).
This accreditation sees the National Flood School now offer regular courses under the BDMA Licensed Damage Management Training programme, alongside its own comprehensive training events.
It also writes and maintains the BSI Code of Practice for Professional Water Damage Mitigation (PAS 64).