Most people have very little experience with commercial drying equipment until they fall victim to a major flood or pipe leak. If you intend to rent or buy emergency drying equipment, it’s important that you ask questions when comparing the options so you’re able to find the right unit for your needs and use it as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
In this blog, we’ll answer four frequently asked questions about commercial drying equipment. If you have questions that aren’t answered here, contact Allied Rental Company to speak with a restoration specialist. Call 415-644-5792 to learn about our line of emergency drying equipment.
1. How Much Space Can Commercial Drying Equipment Dry?
Dehumidifiers and air movers come in a wide range of powers and capacities. Units are available that can dry very small rooms all the way up to rooms that are 2,000 square feet or even larger. When choosing the right size unit for your needs, be sure to consider not only the size of the space but also the degree of wetness. If you need help finding the best dehumidifier or air mover, call us today at 415-644-5792.
2. What Is the Difference Between an Air Mover and a Dehumidifier?
Dehumidifiers reduce the humidity level in a room by condensing water vapor from the air, thus turning it into liquid water, which can then be removed via a water tray or an automatic drainage system. An air mover, however, increase the rate of evaporation by circulating air at high velocities. This has little effect on humidity levels but still speeds up the drying process.
3. Does Commercial Drying Equipment Prevent Mold Growth?
Yes. Mold needs a moist environment to thrive. Even if there is no standing water, mold can grow in rooms with high humidity levels. Dehumidifiers reduce the humidity level in the air, thus preventing mold growth.
4. Should I Still Rent or Buy Commercial Drying Equipment Even If There Was No Standing Water?
Yes. As previously mentioned, mold can grow in rooms even if there is no standing water. This is why it’s always a good idea to use a dehumidifier after a flood or pipe leak once the water has been extracted.
Rent or Buy Emergency Drying Equipment in San Francisco
If you still have questions about commercial drying equipment, contact the pros at ARC. Call 415-644-5792 and one of our restoration specialists will help you find the right air mover or dehumidifier for your needs.