Managing humidity, spills and minor flooding are common tasks in any facility but they should never be considered routine. Because of the risks of microbial growth and compromised indoor air quality, not to mention the hazards of slips and falls associated with wet or damaged floors, every facility should have the tools to respond quickly and effectively to water intrusions, emphasises Legend Brands, marketer of Dri-Eaz equipment.
Unfortunately, many modern building materials do not perform well when exposed to elevated moisture levels. Many materials are adversely affected by exposure to moisture, including severe swelling and splitting. Other changes, such as hidden microbial growth, are just as serious but not as visible.
If the conditions are right, mould can begin to grow in as little as 24 hours. And the right conditions are common: elevated humidity levels from spills or flooding plus normal room temperature can easily foster microbial growth. Quick action is needed to control the conditions that foster microbial activity. If mould growth has already begun, the need to control the environment is even greater.
Dehumidifiers that incorporate low grain refrigerant (LGR) technology combat moisture problems more effectively by extracting more moisture from the air than conventional refrigerant units, states Dri-Eaz.
LGR units also remove moisture in drier environments, which means they can continue to provide warm, dry air in conditions where conventional refrigerant dehumidifiers simply quit working. And perhaps most importantly, LGR units operate more efficiently, consuming less electricity for each litre of water removed from the air.
Recognising the need for fast, efficient humidity control along with convenient storage, many facilities managers are turning to the Dri-Eaz BD2500 LGR dehumidifier. This unit, built in the US, combines the efficiency of LGR technology with a convenient compact size, on-board humidistat and automatic pump-out.
Built for the tough environments of water damage restoration and construction, the BD2500 LGR delivers the reliability, portability and performance facilities managers need to respond quickly and effectively to water intrusions.
The BD2500 features what is said to be best low-grain performance for its class – removes more water than units two to three times its size. It is compact and portable, fitting where others don’t – crawlspaces, bathrooms, kitchens, etc and stacks for storage.