Water – great to drink when you’re thirsty — a big problem on your hardwood floors or filling your basement. Getting it dry as quickly as possible and saving your home or office is a top priority.
The latest technology is Structural Drying – which gets your property dry quickly with no chance of mold or mildew getting a grip.
It has just rained and everything, outside, is wet. Relative humidity is high. The sun comes out and dries the sidewalk, while the air is still REALLY humid. Heat from the sun, did this.
- You put clothes in your dryer. You have airflow. You have dehumidification, going through the vent to outside, and …… you have heat. Do a test: for about a week, dry all your clothes on the cold air setting. Let me know how that works out!
- You are ironing. The iron leaks water onto the item being ironed. Which temperature will evaporate the moisture in the fabric quicker……hotter or colder?
- You do your daily visit to a flood job and fill out your Daily Humidity Record. If there are 3 rooms wet and one is warmer than the other two, which one will be drier?
There are 1.67 septillion molecules in a water drop. Each molecule is “bonded” or “attracted” to all the other molecules. When a molecule escapes the “hold” that the drop of water has on it, you now have a single molecule, out in the air, which has become, VAPOR.
This is how water escapes from wet materials.
The best way to get molecules to escape from the “hold” of the drop, is to apply energy to the water. (Water is a collection of drops and drops are a collection of molecules). When the molecule receives enough energy to overcome the hold that the drop has on it he’s yelling, I’M FREE!….. I’M FREE! ….. listen carefully! 🙂
This info comes from a blog post by Dennis Klager, instructor, at his website.
So when you have water in a room, should you turn the air conditioning on to dehumidify the room? Not unless you want it to take days to dry! Actually heat is better, but that heat comes from the air moving in the room and the dehumidifier and air purifier running. We generate plenty of heat!
When in doubt, give us a call, we will be happy to walk you through the steps to getting back to normal as quickly as possible.