The Importance of Air Movers
Drying equipment at SERVPRO
When water damage has occurred, water can be absorbed into the drywall (sheetrock), baseboards, subflooring, etc. Drying these surfaces requires high-velocity air movers to accelerate the release of absorbed water into the air. Dehumidifiers are necessary for removing this excess moisture to help protect property and create conditions for efficient drying.
TYPES OF AIR MOVERS
There are two types of industrial air movers we use at SERVPRO of Gainesville. Both types vary by direction and speed of airflow:
- Axial: Axial air movers blow large amounts of air in a wide space. These air movers are usually larger and produce a higher airflow. Axial air movers can only move air horizontally, but they are ideal for drying walls and floors, cooling equipment, and ventilation.
- Centrifugal: Centrifugal air movers are compact models. They draw air from different sources and direct it all to one spot. You might use a centrifugal air mover in hard-to-reach areas such as closets, cabinets, and crawl spaces.
If you’ve had water damage at your home or business call SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville, & Douglas GA 912-285-0724 for emergency service, we are available 24/7.