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How Air Movers Dry Wilmington Flood Damage

7/6/2022 (Permalink)

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Air Movers Are Critical for Flood Damage Cleanup

Cleaning up after flooding often relies heavily on the drying techniques of our SERVPRO team. Surfaces cannot be cleaned if they are not first sufficiently dried, and air movers are the preferred tool for this job.

How Do Air Movers Work? 

When contending with flood damage in Wilmington homes, air movers can help. How do they work? These units operate similarly to a fan but have a much more powerful output that can be directed at specific problem areas like wet building materials.

Types of Air Movers

Drying relies on effective equipment and tools in our inventory. Air movers are a staple ingredient in efficient restoration and recovery. There are multiple types of these high-velocity blowers, including:

  • Centrifugal
  • Axial
  • Low-Profile

Deploying Mover Units in the House

The position and frequency of air mover units can be an important decision for our SERVPRO professionals. For the most significant production of the unit and consistency from all technicians using the equipment, team members are trained to place machines at a 45-degree angle, clockwise, to the wall. The castoff moisture evaporated from the surface is pushed into open areas for dehumidifiers to help.

Combining Multiple Machines for Efficiency

One of the advantages of choosing air movers for drying implements is the option to chain several units together to conserve outlets and available power. The process, known as daisy chaining, can string several air movers together in a line. The result is less needed electricity for maximum drying results, which can be especially critical when using portable power solutions.

Air movers and other drying equipment are vital to protecting your home's areas after flooding. Water damage spreads rapidly in these emergencies, impacting several surfaces simultaneously. The use of air movers is critical in quickly managing moisture concerns. Trust our SERVPRO of Hockessin / Elsmere team to help after a disaster by calling (302) 992-0104.

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