Why do you need drying equipment? The answer is simple: proper drying after a flood prevents mold growth! Using the proper equipment is necessary to properly dry out carpet, pad, drywall, etc., after a flood. The use of professional grade floor fans, dehumidifiers & wall cavity dryers are just the beginning to proper drying. How to place the equipment, as well as the size of the equipment needed for the job; requires the necessary special training of our lead technicians here at Fetz. It is not as simple as putting a fan on top of the carpet and plugging in a dehumidifier. At Fetz, we not only rent the equipment but we will setup & monitor the entire drying process. The cost for drying equipment can seem high on the front end, but it is still only a fraction of the cost of mold remediation. Mold is one of the primary grounds for lawsuits in which the property owner cannot win. Don’t take the health risk or the liability with your home & your company. It will cost far more in the long run.
Air movers, aka floor fans provide the proper air movement that is essential for adequate drying. Direct airflow across wet surfaces creates evaporation and keeps moisture continually moving to the surface. Floor fans are the best option for getting air movement under carpet as well as behind sheet rock, with proper preparation. The use of air movers in cavity drying, floating carpet & many others is a primary tool used for drying building materials.
Professional dehumidifiers are the key to effectively removing moisture from the air, and helping to expedite drying of wet building materials. This helps to prevent the development of mold. Professional grade dehumidifiers are necessary to remove adequate amounts of moisture for deep drying, and unfortunately, this is where home dehumidifiers just don’t measure up. Knowing what size dehumidifier you will need is vital. A dehumidifier too small won’t provide you with enough adequate drying, and adversely, one too large can make occupants sick. These professional grade dehumidifiers make a huge difference not only in the prevention of mold growth, but also on the overall musty & humid climate after a flood.
Wall Cavity Dryers
Wall cavity dryers are perfect for getting air movement under sinks, behind cabinets, inside permanent furniture, or behind sheet rock with minimal damage. Direct airflow & high heat across wet surfaces creates evaporation, and keeps moisture continually moving to the surface. This allows for expedited drying in those hard to reach places to prevent non-visible mold growth.Click Here for More Info
Air Scrubbers & Negative Air MachinesAir scrubbers pull air through a HEPA multi-stage filtration system that greatly reduces the number of airborne particles commonly found on water, fire, smoke & mold. The air is re-circulated after going through an extensive scrubbing process that will continually filter the air to improve indoor air quality. HEPA filters are the most advanced filtration technology. Air scrubbers are most commonly used during, or directly following, mold disturbance for mitigation or remediation process.
Negative air machines pull air from a contained area by putting the air under negative pressure. This negative pressure allows for the filtration & disbursement of air in order to vent outside. The aggressive filtration of the air helps to remove unhealthy spores.