1. Targeted Area Specific Drying
To speed up the process, a limited area where the damage occurred can be enclosed in plastic. The dehumidifier blows in dry air under the plastic sheet and thereby dries the damage quicker. If the plastic enclosure is correctly carried out, large areas can be dried using a dehumidifier. Alternatively, one can dry a wall at the same time as a floating construction. The dehumidifier partly blows dry air under a plastic sheet, partly into a turbine that forces the air further down into the insulation.
My tips for the best piece of equipment to use:
Corroventa CTR 150 XT cw Ducting
Corroventa CTR 300 XT cw Ducting
Corroventa Kombi 150 XT
Air Maxx 2000 Warm Air Injector cw Ducting
All available to hire from Edge.
2. Room Dehumidification
A dehumidifier is placed in a room where the damage occurred. The dehumidifier blows dry air into the whole room, which dries all the surfaces. A good primary action before installing a more in depth drying method When drying in areas where sensitive materials or objects are located that could be damaged by low RH or by a quick reduction of the RH, the dehumidification process should be controlled using a humidistat connected to the dehumidifier.
For major disasters or temporary damp problems in factories, power stations, blasting halls or similar, larger dehumidifiers can be used, including trailered units. Dehumidifiers of this size can supply up to 10,000 m3 dry air per hour and remove around 1000 l water/day. The dry air can then be distributed with successively smaller and smaller pipe junctions to the different damaged areas. When the dehumidifier is located on a trailer it is always ready to be deployed quickly to wherever the catastrophe has occurred.
My tips for the best equipment to do this job:
Drieaz Drizair 1200 Dehumidifiers in conjunction with Drieaz Sahara Pro Snail Blowers
Portable Speedry Unit
Mid range size desiccant dryers in conjunction with 18" paddle fans.
3. Pressure Drying
The technology is based on the dried air from the dehumidifier being led into a turbine, which raises the temperature and pressure of the air. The hot dry air is then forced down into the building construction via a hose system connected to predrilled holes in the construction.
When pressure drying it can often be more efficient and straightforward to use a Kombi- machine with the dehumidifier and turbine in the same unit. The extremely low noise level also makes it more suitable for residential spaces
My tip for the best equipment for this job:
Corroventa Kombi CTR150 XT
Corroventa Kombi CTR100 XT
Both available to hire from Edge.