Dehumidification can save property owners, businesses, and insurance companies money in restoration and replacement costs, as well as the costs of downtime and delayed production schedules.
The dehumidifiers operated by our professionals have the power and capability of removing water and moisture from drywall, plaster, interior paint, cement floors, carpets, insulation, and basements. Drying time is reduced because our restorers adjust the locations and types of dehumidifiers as drying conditions change. The results are exceptional and efficient.
Dehumidifiers are capable of reducing high humidity and moisture levels to normal levels quickly. Moisture that is not removed through extraction must be removed by dehumidification to prevent further permanent damage. Air is circulated over and under surfaces, causing the moisture to evaporate into the air.
Warmer air is capable of holding more moisture, so the warm, dry air from the dehumidifier collects the moisture from the air. The dehumidifier condenses the collected water vapor back into water, pumps it out, and continues to circulate dry air within the building.
By extracting water vapor from the air, dehumidifiers lower the relative humidity, which in turn increases the rate of evaporation. In a water damaged structure, dehumidifiers pull in the moist, humid air and then discharge dry, warm air. The dry air acts like a sponge, absorbing moisture from wet materials. There are two types of dehumidifiers:
Refrigerant Dehumidifiers work similarly to air conditioners.
Desiccant Dehumidifiers use chemicals, called desiccants, that readily absorb moisture from the air.