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How Dehumidifiers Dry Your Fort Lauderdale Business’ Water Damage

9/2/2022 (Permalink)

large trailered desiccant dehumidifier SERVPRO, a premier large loss water damage restoration company, has the heavy equipment for saving Fort Lauderdale businesses. Take a look.

SERVPRO Remediates Fort Lauderdale’s Water Damage

Water-damaged businesses in Fort Lauderdale often require specialized drying measures. Usually, remediation services like SERVPRO must employ dehumidifiers to complete crucial steps in the drying process. These companies have two types of dehumidifiers, refrigerant and desiccant, at their disposal and can use either or both to complete their work.

SERVPRO’s technicians are trained and experienced in effectively drying water damage-impacted Fort Lauderdale businesses. Over their many years of serving this community, our water damage remediation professionals have helped countless neighborhood commercial establishments overcome the effects of burst pipes, ceiling leaks, and basement flooding. When drying interiors impacted by these water issues, SERVPRO uses dehumidification machines in the following ways:

  • Refrigerant dehumidifiers are usually employed first because they can operate most efficiently on less electric power and at higher temperatures than desiccant ones
  • The refrigerated coils in these machines condense water vapor from the air, dry off surfaces, and lower the moisture levels of moderately-to-highly porous materials like drywall, carpeting, fabrics, and upholstered furnishings
  • Once full power has been restored to your facilities and temperatures can be lowered, desiccant dehumidifiers are used if structural elements, low or non-porous/permeable materials like hardwoods and concrete, and confined spaces remain wet
  • These desiccant moisture removers first use special water molecule-attracting materials like silica gel to dehumidify the air, then they heat these materials so that their stored liquid is evaporated and released into the exterior environment

Ultimately, 80% of most drying jobs in Florida can be effectively completed with refrigerant moisture removers, but the final 20% of the work usually requires desiccant machines.

With that said, if you are ever faced with water damage at your shop, store, restaurant, hotel, or other commercial establishments, don’t hesitate to call your helpful neighborhood SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale Central, Wilton Manors. We are always ready for your call at (954) 516-7611.

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