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Dry out: 4 ways dehumidifiers improve construction sites

When it comes to construction, moisture can be sneaky. While it’s easy to spot roof holes or a burst pipe, even everyday humidity can wreak havoc on a project and the completed structure in ways you never see coming

At Sunbelt Rentals, construction drying is a top priority for our climate control specialists. We’ve supplied customers with any number of dehumidifiers and accessories to fit their needs and maintain indoor air quality. Here are some of the ways our equipment can save the day.

Keep mold at bay

Moisture is more than a nuisance on a job site. It can provide a dangerous environment where mold can thrive. Mold is a type of fungus and a leading cause of asthma, which affects the lives of millions of people across North America. If left untreated, mold can take over entire structures, rendering them uninhabitable. Dehumidifying removes moisture from the air, thereby lessening your risk of mold.

Give your building materials time to settle

Construction relies on an assortment of wet and damp materials, and these materials need time to adjust to their environment. Sometimes, condensation or standing humidity can prolong this process. Whether you’re pouring fresh concrete or waiting on paint to dry, a dehumidification system prevents these steps from taking longer than they should. With less humidity, you can be sure your materials function as intended.

Stay on track and on budget

Downtime can make or break any project. Dehumidification takes control away from the elements and allows you to plan effectively. This is especially important during the finishing touches. Too much humidity can delay the application of additional coats of paint and also cause millwork to swell and rupture. With a dehumidification system in place, you’re one step closer to hitting your target dates.

Avoid warranty claims

No one likes surprises, especially property owners. Moisture-related damage can take a while to become noticeable, but when it does, it’s expensive to repair. For instance, mold remediation can cost as much as $15 per square foot, and depending on how damage occurs, contractors can be held liable for repairs. The more you keep your job site free from unnecessary moisture, the more profitable a project can be over the long haul.

Need to remove humidity from your job site? At Sunbelt Rentals, our climate control team has the perfect equipment to keep your construction site in working order from dehumidifiers to fans and heaters. Download our dehumidification solutions guide to learn more, or contact us today for a quote.