Cases of water damage vary according to nature and extent. Whether it’s caused by a burst pipe or a particularly heavy storm, the first step to fixing the problem is to extract water and dry out the affected areas in the soonest possible time. Dehumidifiers are essential in the initial stages of water damage restoration. Heavy duty dehumidifiers are designed to quickly and efficiently extract excess water, dry floor areas and wall panels, and prevent potentially harmful mold growth.
While air movers are also used for drying out water-damaged spaces, they are usually not enough to get rid of excess moisture in the air and in hard to reach places. As opposed to air movers, dehumidifiers capture vapor in the air through the process of condensation. They come with metal fins/coils that are cooled at lower than the given area’s dew point temperature. Air moved by the fans are condensed into water, which is then collected in a basin or tray.
Dehumidifiers are also particularly advantageous in drying wet insulation below flooring. Models that use heat are the ones used for underfloor water damage and similar applications. The equipment feeds dry air underneath the floor by means of ducts. The hot air moves through another hole and the whole process promotes quick water evaporation, drying out the insulation as air passes under the floors. This cancels out the need to tear up floor boards and replacing insulation.
Of course, you only get the best results if you let the professionals handle the job. There are specifics that need to be considered when doing water damage repair, among them, how much space needs to be covered, what combination of tools and equipment would accelerate the drying process without compromising thoroughness, and of course, how to operate equipment like humidifiers.
Rare Restoration & Cleaning employs a team of certified technicians that gets the job done quickly and effectively. We have the background and training for assessing your water damage problem and coming up with the best course of action to take in restoring your home to the best possible condition. Among our top-of-the line equipment, are high-quality dehumidifiers for drying applications.
Dehumidifiers, like other water damage repair equipment, need to be used with special care and consideration. Some factors that only trained professionals would consider include optimum placement of the machine, saturation factors, the best type of humidifier to use, among others. You can rely on our certified technicians to employ only the best practices on your restoration project.
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