Water Damage Drying Services
When water damage strikes, time plays a crucial role in minimizing loss.
As one of the leading experts in temporary climate control, SCI knows how to curtail the devastating after effects of water damage. Our rapid drying systems help restoration contractors and first responders remove moisture before mold, corrosion and other problems take hold. By drying instead of replacing water-damaged interiors, you can get your facility back on its feet quickly and cost-effectively. Stop mold growth, corrosion and structural deterioration in their tracks. With our innovative desiccant technologies, we’ve proven that rapid drying can help cut water damage restoration costs by up to 70%.
Dry to Scale
We design custom drying systems to meet the specific needs of your restoration job. The process starts with collecting test data to establish how long the property has been exposed to water, how much moisture has been absorbed and how deeply the water has penetrated. Once we determine the extent of the water damage, our expert technicians can engineer the fastest possible solution.
Our state-of-the-art desiccant dehumidifiers are designed to achieve the driest possible air in the shortest amount of time. Using a combination of dehumidifiers, heaters, chillers and cooling coils, we’ll develop a custom equipment rental solution to help you create the climate conditions necessary for drying and preventing mold growth, regardless of building size or local weather conditions.
Construction Drying Services
SCI Supply & Rental provides humidity and temperature control services and equipment for the construction industry. We use temporary dehumidifiers and temperature control equipment to remove moisture and eliminate the problems on a construction site.
Moisture has always been a problem in the construction industry by creating an environment for mold and mildew to grow and improper curing of concrete and coatings. In the effort to complete projects as efficiently as possible, interruptions from moisture can cause delays on construction projects that will cost you time and money. Considering that historically the permanent HVAC system has been used to achieve this scope of work, it is our goal to help the contractor make the most economical choice. There are often delays in chillers, boilers, and gas lines to name a few that prevent the use of the buildings HVAC system in time for finishes.
SCI can offer supplemental equipment to assist the permanent HVAC systems deficiencies. SCI can provide a whole system that will meet the goals of thermal comfort, increased ventilation and dehumidification during construction.
Benefits of dehumidification:
- Eliminates the need to clean the permanent ducting
- Joint compound dries in hours instead of days
- Concrete meets manufacturers standard in half the time (calcium chloride test)
- Proper conditions for hardwood storage and installation
- No cupping or curving of ceiling tiles
- Fireproofing will dry three to five times faster
- Prevention of mold or mildew growth
- Proper temperatures to apply coatings, floor adhesives, etc.
- Accurate testing for building materials
- Hardwood and millwork stabilization
SCI Supply uses desiccant and refrigerant-style dehumidifiers or a combination of both to provide dry air inside the building to draw out wet air from the work environment. The extremely dry air blown into the building has a low vapor pressure and draws moisture from the wet material, such as recently applied joint compound, concrete, paint, stored hardwoods, installed ceiling tiles, etc., to dry the material at an accelerated rate.
If your schedule has been delayed by excessive concrete slab moisture or high interior humidity causing slow drywall and paint curing, we can help. Our services are used during the installation of wood flooring, millwork, cabinetry and ceiling tile. The applications and benefits are endless for this industry and your specific project. We provide a cost saving alternative for a healthy, completed project.