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Crew Chief Explains Critical Dehumidification Equipment We Use

While it might seem like dehumidifiers serve a singular purpose and all work the same, you can see from watching this short video that this is not always the case. Our Crew Chief Jason Christianson explains the various types of this equipment that we use when it is important to lower relative humidity within a property or to remove excess moisture from the area following a disaster like a water loss incident.

Understanding a little more about what these tools can do is beneficial to help you appreciate the role that they serve when they get used in your home. As Jason explains, often multiple types of dehumidifiers get used on a single project, and this gets based on their range of function. For example, the video begins with the explanation of some of the specific details about three types of dehumidifiers that are designated as LGR low grain refrigerant dehus. They condense water vapor over a cooling coil, much like an A/C unit. These green machines often take the first shift of pulling moisture from an affected property.

These tools, while highly effective in pulling moisture from the affected areas of a home or business, are only rated to drop the relative humidity to forty percent. As our Crew Chief explains, the devices continue to work beyond this point, but their effectiveness wavers considerably. Once the level throughout the property has gotten lowered to that forty percent, and if a lower RH is desired, our desiccant dehumidification equipment can take over. These larger units operate with two hoses, one to force dry air into the affected areas of your property and one to pull moisture out. The water vapor is absorbed chemically, typically with a silicone compound.

Maintenance for this equipment can happen on site, purging the units of their collected water is as simple as running the supplied hose into a drain or sink. This ease of use can help to run this equipment for extended periods without having to swap the equipment out with other fresh units.

While you might not want to contend with moisture-ridden areas of your home, especially if it resulted from a substantial water loss, our SERVPRO of Oxnard experts are here to help you. Contact us to put our industry-leading equipment and restoration expertise to work. (805) 984-2347