Water damage can occur suddenly and unexpectedly for many different reasons including on site pipe damage or leaking, backed up plumbing, storm damage, flooding, or any type of accidental spills, and unfortunately, water damage can occur in almost any location, whether that be a home or business. Depending on the severity and amount of water causing the water damage, it is imperative to know your options and the best course of action.
Dehumidifiers are a great tool to combat water damage. A dehumidifier is a piece of equipment that processes ambient air in a room, separates the excess moisture from the air through a condensation process, and then supplies warm dry air back into the room. This process further draws out excess moisture from the walls, carpets, and flooring. Dehumidifiers add heated air to a room because the warmer the ambient air is in a room, the more moisture the air can hold. The warmer, ambient air allows moisture to be drawn out of the walls, carpet, and flooring and out into the air in the room, which is then processed by the dehumidifier.
When combatting water damage, you will need an immediate course of action. Dehumidifier rentals can be set up and ready to use within minutes. Dehumidifiers come on wheels, allowing them to be placed in any location and are powered using a standard 120V plug. Each dehumidifier has a thin, 40ft condensation hose that can be routed to drain water to any indoor or outdoor drain. Dehumidifiers are also user friendly and simple to use. Once a dehumidifier is placed in the necessary location, a digital touchpad allows you to program the device as needed.
Don’t let panicking be your first course of action when dealing with water damage. Instead, consider renting a dehumidifier to quickly and efficiently resolve the water damage so that you can get your home or business back to normal in record timing.
For more information on dehumidifiers and dehumidifier rentals, visit www.portableac.com or call 800-341-4297.