Improvements in Water Extraction Technology
When properties are damaged from water it is critical to extract water as soon as possible to minimize costs to the owner. In the past, there were few options, most commonly throwing away soaked carpet, padding and drywall. Contractors would then rebuild and replace the materials that had been removed in an expensive and time intensive method. Current advances in both technology and techniques have improved the science of drying to provide owners a lower-cost and quicker solution.
Low Grain Refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers can extract up to 16 gallons of water from the surrounding air each day. This allows LGR dehumidifiers to decrease the relative humidity in a room to as low as 30%. This efficiency results in dry times of 2 to 3 days as compared to 4 or more days with older equipment.
Desiccant dehumidifiers use silica gel to pull moisture from the air and are very effective in a wide temperature range. They can be plugged into normal 110-volt circuits and can generate dry air down to 10% relative humidity while blowing hot air of 100 degrees.
Intra-wall Drying is the process of removing baseboards, tapping holes into the bottom of drywall, and pushing air into the cavity behind the wall. This technique reduces costly reconstruction bills and allows the drywall to dry in half the time of older methods.
For each of these water extraction methods, it is important to know when and where it is appropriate to use them. Training and experience play key roles. PuroClean Certified Restoration is the industry leader in restoration from water disasters. We combine state-of-the-art technologies, advance experience, and excellent local partnerships to provide professional and prompt service. Call us so we can get your life back to normal, quickly and cost effectively.