Water Damage Restoration
|When it comes to water damage/water leak situations; they are four steps you should take immediately:|
Directed Heat Drying™ – A New and Faster Way to Dry!
|TES stands for Thermal Energy System and represents a practical way to implement a new understanding of Drying that will allow restorers to dry wet structures at least twice as fast as ever before!|
How It Works
Evaporation has always been the bottleneck of drying. Most contractors know that around 97% of the water can be removed from the structure, carpet, and pad with a good extraction.
It’s evaporation of the remaining 3% of water that takes too long! Even with good temperature controls, air movement, and dehumidification, most restorers are still reporting about a 3 to 5-day dry time.
A New Understanding of Drying Science
Water exists in three phases – which are solid, liquid, and vapor. Energy (heat) and airflow applied to water (liquid) will speed up the change to vapor causing evaporation.
This has been experienced all of our lives! For example, how can you step out of a long shower into a small bathroom with water condensed on all the surfaces, including the fogged mirror and even have visible vapor (steam), yet dry your hair with a hair dryer?
The answer is, of course, energy in the form of heat.
Speeding up the Evaporation Process
Vapor pressure is the force that motivates moisture to move. Having higher vapor pressure in one room and then having lower vapor pressure in the room next to it will cause the vapor to move from the higher pressure area to the lower pressure are until it evens out.
Evaporation only takes place when vapor pressure of the liquid is greater than the vapor pressure of the air. The higher the vapor pressure in the water at the surface and the lower the vapor pressure in the air at that surface, the faster evaporation can take place. This is the key to drying faster!
To learn more about our TES system and how it may be helpful to you, please click here: TES