Water Removal & Mitigation
If you have water damage, it is imperative to remove all bound water and affected building materials immediately. In 24-48 hours a drying process should be conducted to prevent mold growth from occurring.
The other important concern to consider is secondary damages. Secondary damages could include wicking or cupping of floors, degrading of building finishes, carpet de-lamination and a host of other problems associated with water intrusion.
Moisture mapping and monitoring are completed regularly and daily of the water damaged area to ensure that proper structural drying is being conducted. Relative humidity and specific moisture need to be stabilized to provide proper structural drying techniques.
It is vital in all building envelopes to have the proper engineering controls or environment to maintain the structure.
Dehumidification can be used in many roles to ensure that humidity and its effects are stabilized and within reason so that secondary damages due to moisture do not occur.
Certain types of dehumidifiers are used or supplemented in accordance with the condition of the atmosphere within the structure.
Three Main Types of Dehumidifiers
Typically these dehumidifiers are used when there is a considerable amount of moisture and temperature. They do not work below 40 % relative humidity.
These dehumidifiers work in a range that would Be eligible when refrigerants cannot pull any more moisture from the air.
These dehumidifiers work below 10% relative humidity and also in cooler temperatures or temperatures that are not affected by engineering controls.
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