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Restoration Equipment: 5 Essential Pieces of Equipment For Success

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

Properly placed restoration equipment for a kitchen water damage job. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO of South Cobb for prompt restoration services!

The team at SERVPRO of South Cobb has quality restoration equipment ready for any size disaster.

There should never be a shortage of equipment available for disaster restoration, but what restoration equipment is needed? There are five pieces of restoration equipment found in every SERVPRO truck that can help make sure the entire restoration process is taken care of properly. These five pieces of restoration equipment include dehumidifiers, axial air blowers, centrifugal air movers, air scrubbers, and moisture meters.

In the following blog post, we will go over the purpose and functionality of each of these five pieces of restoration equipment and how they make the restoration process faster and easier.

What are dehumidifiers?

The first piece of restoration equipment that we are going to discuss is dehumidifiers. A dehumidifier is a piece of restoration equipment that helps a concealed space at an appropriate humidity level when not be easily reached.

Restoration professionals will properly place dehumidifiers when there is excessive moisture or potential for mold growth. Professionals can use this piece of restoration equipment to help prevent secondary damages.

Dehumidifiers are commonly left on-site for multiple hours to help pull moisture out of the air to prevent future microbial growth.

What is an axial air blower?

An axial air blower is a piece of restoration equipment commonly used for restoration jobs that require air movement. For example, a water damage restoration job will require air movement. The goal of using an axial air mover is to aid in quick evaporation and drying – especially if there are still wet materials involved.

Restoration professionals understand the importance of using axial air movers precisely to maximize the benefits and minimize possible risks. There are different settings for the speed of airflow to be used with different restoration jobs.

What is a centrifugal air mover?

Centrifugal air movers are similar to axial air blowers but more powerful, making them essential pieces of restoration equipment used in restoration jobs.

A centrifugal air mover works by pulling in surrounding air and forcing the air to spin around an impeller, increasing airflow velocity. The greater velocity needed for restoration jobs will lead restoration professionals to use this piece of restoration equipment more frequently since they can move more air at a rapid rate.

What is an air scrubber?

Air scrubbers are restoration equipment that must be used by restoration professionals when restoration jobs involve the removal of contaminants in the air.

Air scrubbers have a fan used to pull in contaminated air, which passes through a carbon filter that catches any hazardous pollutants before being released back into the atmosphere.

An air scrubber is typically used when a restoration job has thick smoke, high amounts of soot, ash from a fire, or musty mold smells.

What is a moisture meter?

A moisture meter is a piece of restoration equipment that measures the amount of moisture vapor in damaged contents and can measure the restoration process.

There are two different types of moisture meters: pin and pinless. A pin moisture meter has a needle that penetrates the surface of any restoration job needing moisture measurement, while a pinless moisture meter does not.

Final thoughts

Restoration professionals need to have dehumidifiers, axial air blowers, centrifugal air movers, air scrubbers, and moisture meters nearby to properly execute any size restoration project.

More important than having the equipment is knowing how to properly place the restoration equipment. The professionals at SERVPRO of South Cobb are all certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). So, it is safe to assume that we are strategically placing restoration equipment on a job site.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding our restoration equipment.

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