Sunday, October 09, 2005

If you are flooded . . .

you might want to check out this article.

Traditionally the job is done with big humidifiers, but Cressy's work in the field convinced him it could be done more efficiently by forcing hot, dry air in to replace moist air removed from the room. It's a process akin to a blood transfusion, he said.

The dry air is exceptionally dry. Desert air usually has 20 percent humidity; the air Water Out pumps in has about 2 percent humidity, Cressy said.
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Traditionally, restoring water-damaged buildings means dumping the carpets, the molding and part of the walls where the water collected. Cressy says his method works efficiently enough so that those parts of the building can be salvaged, saving money for the building owner in the long run.

That's not necessarily the case if there's been widespread flooding, Cressy cautioned, because pollutants in the water may force the removal of contaminated surfaces. But even in those cases, Water Out can work faster than many traditional methods and result in a cleaner smell afterward, he claims.

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