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What Role Do Dehumidifiers Play in Lynn Water Restoration?

9/17/2020 (Permalink)

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When drying a structure, air movers and dehumidifiers are vital to promoting evaporation and managing moisture. 

When it comes to removing moisture and promoting a healthy drying environment for Lynn homes after a water disaster, many tools and devices are necessary. Dehumidification is vital to the process because it removes water vapor from the air, lowering the humidity ratio. The lower this ratio, the more effective evaporation strategies become. 

Because of how involved water restoration in Lynn homes often becomes, the right balance of these dehumidification devices is critical to reducing recovery time. The objective of the placement and running of moisture and water vapor removal equipment is to create a balanced drying system where the amount of moisture removed from the environment matches or exceeds what evaporation by our air movers produces. 

What Types of Dehumidifiers Exist? 

Removing water vapor from the established drying zones in your home often requires different types of dehumidifiers as conditions change throughout the year. Our SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield team uses three main types of dehumidifiers when restoring and drying damaged structures. These include: 

  • Refrigerant – These are the most common dehumidifiers in restoration, and work much as air conditioners do. Water pulled into the system condenses on cooling coils, removing the moisture from the environment. 
  • Low Grain Refrigerant – Between conventional and LGR units, the primary difference is how LGR dehumidifiers can produce a lower humidity ratio. Beyond pre-cooling before reaching evaporator coils, the system works the same as conventional options. 
  • Desiccant – These options are ideal for lower temperatures and have the advantage of exhausting dry, warm air back into the drying zone after moisture removal. 

Moisture removal from drying areas in the house requires a few dehumidifier types that our SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield team uses. For efficient drying after a loss, give us a call at (781) 593-6663.

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