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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs Dehumidifiers and Air Movers

Any incident involving water whether it is from leaks and spills or weather-related flooding needs fast reaction because the longer water remains in the affected areas, the further they deteriorate. Extracting water liquid form is easy, but the moisture left in wet materials can be challenging to address. One tool that never disappoints customers is a dehumidifier, which extracts moisture effectively. Our SERVPRO teams combine dehumidifiers and air movers to come up with an efficient drying system.

As Bryson Williams, the crew chief at SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs explains, the two types of equipment are codependent. "We need the air movers; they put the moisture in the air, and the dehumidifier sucks in the moisture and puts out hot air to dry the materials," he says. The four factors that influence the rate of drying are temperature, humidity, air movement and the amount of water to be evaporated. Air movers let SERVPRO technicians exploit the air movement factor to the maximum quickening the drying process.

Drying happens faster when temperatures are around 70° to 90° because the heat allows air to hold more moisture thus the rate of transfer from the material is faster. Dehumidifiers help SERVPRO technicians exploit this aspect by releasing hot air from the exhaust. As Bryson points out, the dehumidifier "… puts out hot air to dry the materials."

Striking the right combination of dehumidifiers and air movers is crucial to ensure they work in tandem. Having too many air movers can put too much moisture in the air than the dehumidifier can remove. Such high levels of moisture can lead to other problems like condensation. SERVPRO technicians also monitor the drying process constantly so that they can change the positioning and the number of equipment as the drying process progresses.

In case of water problems, you can call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs to help dry your property. You can reach us at (719) 574-2789 ant time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.