The sun might not be shinning as bright as it was last weekend or indeed Monday (when one of our engineers recorded a temperature of 27°C on the roof of a building in Dublin 7), but high levels of humidity in the air are due to last right up until the weekend.
If you have or know someone who has an air-conditioning unit, you should check your drains for operation. In times of sustained warmth, when there is an increased need for artificial cooling (i.e. from air-conditioning units), pressure is placed on drainage system, due to relative humidity.
When checks aren’t performed (please view in entirety)
It is important to have
- Periodic maintenance performed on your air-conditioning units.
- Check drains at this time of year (summer).
- Ensure nothing placed underneath the air-conditioning unit, especially in a comms room, as any leak could irreparable damage computer equipment.
Example One of our engineers entered a plant room recently and found it flooded. An instant reaction or conclusion to draw was that there had been a burst pipe. However on closer inspection, a drain had become blocked which didn’t allow the run-off water from the air-conditioning units to escape the building. As a result there was a backup of water and flooding within the building.