How do you dry out a large water damage?
Using a Commercial Desiccant for Drying
When there are multiple floors to dry because of a broken pipe or frozen sprinkler damage, it's important to have the right equipment. Some of the equipment used should be:
- Portable extractors to get up elevators.
- Low wattage / high powered air movers.
- Dumpsters for debris during demolition.
- A desiccant dehumidifier for quick drying.
The picture shows a desiccant dehumidifier that runs on either diesel or propane. It is extremely powerful and can move 5000 cubic feet of air a minute. The desiccant dehumidifies the building using tubbing that is ran through the wet areas to remove humidity at a rate that keeps up with the evaporation.