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Water Damage Remediation Essential – Commercial Dehumidifier Rental

Posted: 12 Jan, 2015 by:

A simple household leak can cause lasting and risky damage if not remediated correctly. Avoid this with a commercial dehumidifier rental in Charleston, SC.

Everybody gets soaked, gets their clothes wet, their pet wet, their kids wet. The solution is simple: wring them out and hang them to dry. Well, not the children or pets. But that simple solution can cloud our judgment when it comes to recovering from water damage in buildings. Just stop the leak or flood and wring them out, right?

It’s a little more complicated, and potentially a lot more complex, depending on the type of damage. Consider one dimension: time. It matters how long it takes for a structure to dry out. The faster the better, in terms of minimizing the damage. Water has weight. A lot of water can put pressure on a structure both by weight and because it often swells whatever it soaks. The longer that pressure remains, the weaker the structure can become. The longer something is wet, the more likely you are to have mold growing.

It can essentially become a race: how can you get a floor or building driest fastest? The worst answer is to wait it out. The best answer is to rent a commercial dehumidifier, or hire a professional to use one.

Then there is the question of what size dehumidifier you need. There are complex calculations involving relative humidity, what it is that needs drying out, etc. It’s best to talk to the folks at the commercial dehumidifier rental in Charleston, SC, or wherever you plan to rent from.

It’s easy to get educated quickly—which might be critical in certain situations. We’ll be glad to help assess what would work best.

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