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What is an Air Mover?

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

We have hundreds of air movers, all ready to go!

If you have water damage, you know the first thing you need to do is dry the water. During the initial phone call with customers, many of them disclose they started running a dehumidifier. While it’s a great start, it’s not enough to completely dry the area—especially if you’re concerned about mold. That’s why our team uses air movers.

Air Movers—More Than a Fan

When most people see one of our air movers, they say, “Oh, that’s a cool fan!” While they’re not wrong—an air mover is a fan—it’s an oversimplification of its purpose and capabilities. These machines generate precise, high-velocity columns of air, which allows our technicians to drastically increase the evaporation process, especially when compared to your standard house fan.

There are also different types of air movers, each with a different function based on its individual features. Axial air movers, for example, are great for moving large volumes of air; centrifugal air movers, on the other hand, move smaller volumes but at a higher velocity. Depending on the extent of the damage and the affected materials, we might even use multiple types of air movers.

Accelerating the Drying Process

All of our equipment—from air movers to dehumidifiers—are aimed at accelerating the drying process. Each one serves a unique purpose, such as the air mover’s job of speeding up the evaporation rate of wet materials. When you call our team at SERVPRO of Burke County, you can rest assured we have the equipment to take care of any water damage!

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