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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

SERVPRO Air Mover Explanation North Utah County

A Project Manager with SERVPRO of North Utah County, Corbin Johnson presents two of the equipment items that his office uses to reduce and remove the effects of water and flood damage to area homes and businesses. These air movers and dehumidifiers help reduce the amount of moisture in building material, furniture, and personal property while also drawing water from the surrounding air.
Air movers generate warm, dry air, and managers like Corbin have restoration teams direct it over damp and water-soaked surfaces to help force moisture out of the affected property items and into the air. Speed and temperature are adjustable, so Corbin and his team can remove the moisture without causing any additional damage such as splitting or cracking wood.
As the air movers perform their task, team members then set-up one or more dehumidifiers to draw water out of the air and from nearby material like drywall. Depending on the air moisture content (humidity level), each device can remove up to 70 pints of water per day, through a HEPA filter. The captured water exits out the device through a drain line, usually into a sink, bathtub, or another drain. Dehumidifiers are also useful for removing water from wood floors.
In this manner, the two equipment items work together. As Corbin states, moisture seeks a drier climate so it can evaporate. The dehumidifier draws out the water which allows the air movers to function more efficiently. They form what is known as vapor pressure and create a cycle that keeps both machines working successfully until the affected personal and structural property are sufficiently dry, and Corbin or a member of his restoration teams can test the humidity level in the home or business at normal levels.
To schedule a visit or if you have any questions about the equipment and methods used by SERVPRO of North Utah County, call their office today at (801) 785-5228.