Pressure Drying

Pressure Drying is the most optimum drying method we have found in over 20 years of experience in drying out commercial and domestic properties after flooding. After a flood it is essential that the drying process of your property begins as quickly as possible after a flood, to avoid any further damage from rot, mould and peeling paint work. 

Pressure Drying services are extremely effective in achieving dry properties very quickly. All the reports from the environment agency are suggesting that there will be more severe weather events in the future leading to flooding. 

Pressure drying, what is it?

Pressure Drying is one of the most effective for drying layered structures, such as laminated flooring, walls in modern buildings that have plastered boarded rooms. Pressure Drying can be used for drying floors on concrete slabs, where the water has leaked down into the fill or insulation under the floating floor. Pressure drying uses a combination of heat and pressure as the name suggestions to force excess water out and evaporate the water in the process. Pressure drying combined with dehumidifiers and turbines offers the possibility of both Pressure Drying and Suction Drying in the same machine.

Pressure Drying can begin once the standing water has been extracted and is a faster solution to Suction Drying, when there are no concerns about the amount or the control of fibres and dust entering the room.

We can fully customise our Pressure Drying services, to effectively dry the hard-to-reach areas, with the option of adjusting the drying time by lowering or increasing the temperature as appropriate, our Pressure Drying Services are the best option to avoid complete strip-out and reinstatement.

What are the benefits of Pressure Drying?

  • An efficient and effective drying solution
  • The best drying option to avoid complete strip-out and reinstatement, saving a lot of money
  • No destructive monitoring techniques needed
  • Minimum disruption to you or your business

How does Pressure Drying work?

One Pressure Drying technique involves dried air being led into a turbine, which raises the temperature and pressure of the air. The dry and very warm air is then forced down into the building construction through a hose system, which is connected to holes, that are drilled directly into the construction.

The warm, dry air is forced through the wet construction, where the heat increases the vapour pressure in the damp material several times over and in this way, increases the drying rate. The damp air is returned to the room via natural openings or holes drilled in the construction, where it is once again sucked into the dehumidifier and dried anew before it is forced back into the building construction.

The drying time can be reduced significantly by protecting the drying process from exposure to damp air coming from the surroundings. This can be done quite simply by closing valves and sealing other openings into the room where the drying process is underway. However, wherever possible the plastic enclosure method should be used.

The great advantage of creating a closed system is that a very limited quantity of air is dried and heated and the dehumidification is then concentrated on the water damage in the construction. Using this system offers a very quick and energy-efficient drying process.

By using remote monitoring, we can keep control of the drying process and stop the drying at any time, without the need to visit the site. This has multiple benefits: firstly, it can save you money, unnecessary downtime and any inconvenience of reinstatement and secondly, we can be reactive to any changes in circumstance instantly.

Another cutting edge Pressure Drying technique which we have recently invested in is, Expansion Gap Plate Pressure Drying. This system is highly effective at drying water damaged floors quickly.

However, when we attend the site to assess any flood or water damage we will tailor our suggested approach depending on the circumstances to minimise costs and disruption for the customer.

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