Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or a professional water mitigation specialist, you need to know the pieces of equipment that may be used at such times. We want to familiarize you with them. To do this, we spent a huge chunk of our time researching on and identify the leading pieces of equipment.
In our conversations that follow, we list them down and lay bare what they each stand for or find applications in. Where possible, we also try and link the circumstances where they may find relevance. Take the time to study what each of them has to offer.
WATER REMEDIATION EQUIPMENT
#1: Axial fan
The axial fan scatters the internal air and also eliminates the moisture in such a manner as to dry the internal rooms. They do this by creating a vortex that subsequently sucks up all the moisture to leave behind some dry interiors. On the same note, it also makes the interior to be better habitable.
#2: Floor dryer
A floor dryer, as its designation implies, also dries the floor. To dedicate it to this role, you have to attach it to a piece of main equipment like the vacuum cleaners. Unlike other dryers, it works exclusively on the floors and nowhere else. It is simple enough for you to use singlehandedly.
These revert the humidity and the moisture levels to their original conditions after a spate of water damages. In doing that, they serve to make the interiors of the rooms to be more habitable. They also come in handy during the winter times when ambient temperatures can get really cold.
#4: Air Scrubbers
The idea of ‘scrubbing air’ may sound absurd. However, these appliances do exist and indeed play the role of eliminating all the debris and particles from the air. In doing that, they leave behind clean, fresh, and very breathable air. They also minimize the transfer of germs and particles freely.
#5: Air movers
As part and parcel of your cleaning, you will need to move the air to certain places or in specific directions. The air movers are structured and constructed exclusively for this end. They have a way of creating currents of air and moving them to desired locations to dry the areas.
#6: Moisture meters
From their designation, it is clear that the moisture meters gauge the levels of moisture in the air. It is calibrated in such a manner as to detect the levels of humidity and relay the same message to the readers. Upon receiving the messages, the readers will then decide what course of action to take.
#7: Airless sprayers and foggers
It may be that you have to spray some air or other fluids to the surfaces and the floors. This is a role that the airless sprayers and the foggers play exceptionally well. They are used alongside the air movers. Their role in hastening the drying of interior surfaces can never be gainsaid or underestimated.
#8: Insulation removal equipment
In some instances, you may have to get rid of the insulation from the surfaces of the homes before embarking on the task of water remediation. This is an end you achieve by making use of the insulation removal equipment. Given the technical nature of these devices, you may have to garner some expertise before using them.
#9: Chemicals and coatings
While remediating water, you may also have to kill germs and deal with many other potentially harmful substances. The chemicals and coatings are designed to help with achieving this end for you. Only be careful as you handle them as you may end up endangering your own health and skin.
#10: Containment and dust barriers
It is not uncommon for dust and other debris to fall off walls and other surfaces when attempting to remediate homes. To spread the dust and other debris from engulfing the entire home and choking the inhabitants, you need to make use of the containment and dust barriers.
#11: Personal safety equipment
Your own safety and well-being matter when tackling this task. To guarantee your safety, you have to search and make use of the necessary safety equipment. These include the aprons, overalls, boots, gloves, goggles, and helmets. Look for those whose specifications line up with the intensity of your roles.
#12: Odor controls
Other than the falling debris, there is also the problem of the foul odor. This mainly arises if the water damage was not mitigated in time and the rotting starts setting in. A series of odor controls exist for your own choice and subsequent use. They include perfumes and deodorants.
#13: Disposal bags
A typical home cleaning and water remediation undertaking give rise to lots of debris and trash. These have to be collected, packaged, and transported to a dump site conveniently. The disposal bags come in handy to play this role for you. They have the interior spaces needed to play this role just fine.
#14: De-greasers and cleaners
During the cleaning exercise, you will need to de-grease surfaces to hasten the process of cleaning and make the outcomes to be sparklingly clean. You will rely heavily on the cleaners and the de-greasers. They have the strength and the formulation necessary to deliver great cleaning outcomes.
#15: Coatings and sealers
After you are through with the cleaning exercise, you now need to coat the surfaces and restore the same, to proper states. The coatings and the sealers exist to facilitate the attainment of this very end. You apply them onto the surfaces concerned to achieve the ends we have stated.
Even if you are not a professional water remediation specialist, you should know the pieces of equipment needed for the job. You just never know when the disaster might strike and demand that you cleanse your home on your own. Indeed, the pieces of equipment we have discussed above are truly equal to the task.