How to dry wet walls quickly?
Almost everybody has experienced such problems as flat flooded by a neighbour or a broken water pipe. Property damage or unpleasant odour is not the end of trouble, because the struggle with insured for compensation sometimes is as long and difficult as renovation of the destroyed flat. However, before you start to renovate you need to remove all traces of flooding and moisture which can persist for a very long time.
Before drying, first of all determine the dampness level, locate the cause and remove it if possible. Traditional airing is usually ineffective, so it makes sense to use efficient dryers which dry wet walls very quickly and remove all unwanted moistures from the room. Before you start to dry, remember to seal the dried room, close all windows and doors and ventilation ducts, turn off the AC or similar devices.
When the room is sealed and prepared you can start to dry the walls using air dryers, of which we have two types. Condensation dryers are the most popular, not only because of price as the least expensive models can be bought for less than PLN 1000, but also because of compact dimensions. The sucked air flows above the condenser which separated moisture and places it in the tank, and the dried air is blown from the dryer. Remember to empty the condensate tank regularly, as such dryers are capable of “generating” up to a few litres of water in a couple of hours, depending on the moistness.
The other popular type is adsorption dryer which suck the air to a special rotor and a special substance there, called an adsorbent, removes moisture. After that, the dried air is blown outside the unit. Such dryers are also compact and easily transportable, but consume quite a lot of power and are rather not energy efficient.