Here at SERVPRO, we do our best to make sure that the jobs we take on are done properly. A big part of doing satisfactory work is using the right equipment. In water restoration work we use drying equipment such as air movers, dehumidifiers, and air filtration devices. Air movers create a high volume of air flow which helps drying by increasing the rate of evaporation. Air needs to be circulated to affected areas and air movers circulate air throughout the workplace to ensure drier air displaces more humid air. Another piece of equipment is the dehumidifier which speeds up the drying process. There are two types of dehumidifiers: refrigerant and desiccant. Refrigerant dehumidifiers are more commonly used and they cool the air below its dew point. By cooling the air it decreases the air’s ability to hold moisture and excess moisture is condensed in the dehumidifier’s coils. A desiccant dehumidifier is most efficient at low temperatures. It places air next to the desiccant material and removes moisture by direct sorption. The last piece of equipment is the air filtration device which is also known as an air scrubber. It provides additional airflow while also removing aerosolized contaminants and soils within a room. They are air moving devices with filters. These are the main pieces of equipment used for drying in water restoration jobs.