Flood Equipment: The Importance of Dehumidifiers
Flooding is by far one of the most devastating events for any type of building to endure. Burst pipes, severe storms, and natural disasters can wreak havoc on the structure and everything in it, be it your home or business. Allied Rental Company has everything you need for the most efficient flood cleanup. No matter how serious your water damage may be, we have the tools and the expertise to help you reclaim your space.
Dehumidifiers in particular are excellent pieces of equipment with a myriad of uses. They are important tools across industries, including construction, agriculture, food storage, and restoration. When recovering from the aftermath of a flood, dehumidifiers are imperative to avoid lasting destruction.
The Devastation of Water Damage
After any water event, the air has a much higher level of humidity, making the evaporation process slow to a crawl. Anything effected will hold on to moisture, causing secondary, irreversible damage including warped wooden structures, sagging ceilings, crumbling sheetrock, metal corrosion, and electrical damage.
Moreover, excess moisture creates the ideal environment for dreaded mold growth. Bacteria, mildew and mold can start developing within just days after any type of flooding. This can cause major health complications for anyone living or working in the space. Once you have an issue with mold, it is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to control its dangerous spread throughout your entire building.
This is why flood dehumidifiers are an absolutely necessary component of your cleanup.
What Will a Dehumidifier Do?
This essential piece of equipment extracts and collects moisture from the atmosphere. Simply put, dehumidifiers pull in damp air and extract the water vapor to make it dry. A compressor unit achieves this by pushing air over a cooling coil so that it condenses, while a desiccant unit uses a silica-based rotor that absorbs moisture. Depending on the style of the unit, the water is either stored within the machine, pumped away or vented out.
By creating an arid environment, any water that is still trapped in spaces like walls and furniture can finally evaporate. Dehumidifiers allow for everything in the space to dry out significantly faster and more thoroughly. It is the single most vital step in flood cleanup to evade long-term damage, lasting odors, staining, and persistent mold growth.
Our Rental Options
No matter what kind of flood damage you have on your hands, Allied Rental Company has a solution to salvage your space.
There are two main types of dehumidifiers. Compressor dehumidifiers have been in operation the longest, while desiccant dehumidifiers are relatively new to the market. They each have their own benefits and established applications, and of course we have both available for rental.
We offer a wide range of equipment perfectly suited for jobs of every scale. Whether you are in need of a portable unit for smaller spaces or a commercial unit that will dehumidify an entire office building, we can help. Specialty units can also help for difficult or unique drying projects.
Our equipment and expertise can save your structure, safeguard equipment and inventory, prevent hazardous mold growth, and rapidly restore operations to minimize financial losses.
Talk to Our Experts
The key to minimizing damage after any water catastrophe is to act quickly with the precise tools for the job. Choosing the right dehumidifier for your specific needs is important, as well as having the know-how to use it most effectively. Our team at Allied Rental Company is here to walk you through the best options and to get you set up for success. We provide disaster recovery consulting services and equipment rentals throughout San Francisco, Marin and Sonoma County. Call or email us today.