Did your home or business sustain water damage? Extracting the standing water is only the first step in the restoration process. If you want to prevent mold growth, dry rot, and structural damage, you’re going to need air movers and dehumidifiers to attain optimal results.
At Allied Rental Company, we carry a wide selection of emergency drying equipment of varying sizes, powers, and capacities. Follow the links below to compare our hand-selected restoration products available to rent or buy:
- Commercial Drying Equipment
- Temporary Air Conditioners
- Temporary Heating Systems
- Temporary Power Equipment
- Negative Air Machines
- Water Extraction Tools
If you need help finding the right unit for your needs, call us today at 415-644-5792 to speak with a water-damage restoration specialist. Read on to learn three tips to consider when comparing air movers and dehumidifiers:
1. Check the Power and Capacity
The size of the room you intend to dry and its degree of “wetness” will determine the power and capacity you need to find in your commercial drying equipment. For instance, drying a large room (about 2,000 square feet) would require a high-capacity dehumidifier that is capable of extracting 22 to 37 pints of water per day. For a smaller room that isn’t very wet, you might be able to get away with using a dehumidifier with a capacity of 10 to 16 pints per day.
There are two units to consider when evaluating the power of an air mover: horsepower and cubic feet per minute (CFM). Horsepower in air movers ranges from about ¼ horsepower to 1 horsepower, with higher-velocity units having a higher horsepower. CFM is the amount of air the machine moves in 60 seconds. If you need to dry wet carpet or wet furniture, you’ll want to find an air mover with a high CFM.
2. Ask About the Extra Features
Nobody likes to pay for features they don’t need, but when searching for emergency drying equipment, there are a few optional features that are certainly worth considering. For example, a dehumidifier with an automatic defrost function won’t freeze over when the mercury dips. This is important because most dehumidifiers cannot function below 70 degrees. Another feature worth considering is the auto-restart function, which will switch your air mover or dehumidifier back on after a power outage.
3. Consider Mobility
If you need to carry your dehumidifier or air mover from one room to the next, make sure it’s lightweight and has a mobile-friendly design.
Rent or Buy Commercial Drying Equipment in San Francisco
Now that you know the factors to consider when comparing emergency drying equipment, it’s time to browse through our hand-selected line of air movers and dehumidifiers. If you need help making the perfect pick, call us today at 415-644-5792.