Arcbuild Insurance will customize a drying plan and equipment strategy tailored to each water damage situation. Our abilities includes the use of the latest in desiccant dehumidification, which is the only dehumidification technology that will efficiently work in low temperature conditions.
Desiccants work where other units in the industry cannot operate, at cold temperatures and in low humidity. They bring the humidity inside an affected structure down to 10-155 grains per pound. We use desiccant dehumidification to undertake specialty drying needs, mainly those involving difficult-to-dry structural materials.
- Create the driest air
- Can dry irrespective of how cold it is in or outside the building
- Are thermodynamically effective
- Create an overall Reduction in the amount of equipment needed
- Are more effective in drying dense material
The Desiccants Dehumidification Process
Desiccant dehumidifiers use attraction to remove water from the air, as opposed to using condensation to remove water. Desiccants create the lowest vapour pressure of any dehumidification process available today. The cooler and drier the air when entering the unit, the drier the air will be when it is expelled.
Desiccant dehumidifiers process the air with the use of an absorbing material, such as a silica gel, and then using high temperatures heat the moisture and exhaust the evaporated moisture and air outside the building.
There are four main components of a desiccant dehumidifier:
- The Desiccant wheel – holding a silica gel it rotates slowly as it removes moisture
- The Blower – moving the air through the desiccant wheel and expelling warm moist air
- The Heater – controlling the temperature of the air so that it can heat the water molecules on the wheel, driving out moisture
- Outlets and inlets – controlling the units airstream sending the moisture out of the building