Dehumidifier Hire

Goodbye air conditioning, hello heating, ventilation and drying!

And just like that, a new, colder and wetter season is upon us! As the temperature changes, so, too, do the requirements of our customers. Colder weather also tends to lead to a rise in relative humidity – which is not something you should just accept or ignore!

What’s the answer, then? Well, it depends on the issue!

At this time of year especially, we tend to get a lot of enquiries from clients in the construction sector looking to accelerate the drying of wet trades, painting, and other finishing touches. By November, we’ll also start to receive a lot of requests for heating as a frost protection measure.

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Modern portable dehumidifier guarantees economical drying

As a company that endeavours to bring new products to market frequently to ensure we stay ahead of customer requirements, it is with delight that we now introduce our latest building dryer – the FD40 Series 2.

This portable refrigerant unit joins a very popular range and will be one of the most cost-efficient dehumidifiers of its kind available on the market.

With a maximum extraction rate of 62 litres for every 24 hours of operation, the FD40 Series 2 has a significantly higher drying capacity than most other units of similar size.

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Building dryer hire solves hospital’s water ingress quandary

Any water entering your premises should immediately be considered a cause for concern, particularly when the affected building is a hospital. As well as aesthetic issues associated with undesirable dampness, water ingress can cause both instant and long-term damage and lead to more expensive problems further down the line.

And while there could even be structural implications if swift action isn’t taken, the most alarming aspect of such a setback is the harmful effects it could have on the health of people already receiving specialist care.

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Our engineers are on standby to handle your emergency pumping and drying needs

The Met Office has warned of a potential ‘danger to life’ when Storm Eunice hits, with wind speeds of up to 100mph expected to sweep most of the UK.

As a result, a second red weather warning – the rarest and most severe alert – has been issued to cover London and the southeast of England from 10am today.

A separate red warning is already in force for South Wales and the northern coast of southwest England, prompting widespread school closures in these areas.

The Environment Agency has urged people to act vigilantly amidst the threat of flooding, with coastal communities in the south thought to be among those most at risk.

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High capacity heater used to dry out building mid-construction

Although a small quantity of moisture is necessary for some materials to cure correctly during a building’s construction, excessive dampness can pose a serious long-term issue. In fact, high humidity levels can create major problems for a contractor, including delays to finishing and materials being damaged.

Of course, during the winter months, the scope for additional obstacles is heightened by the fact that open structures are exposed to the elements.

This is quite a common occurrence, particularly at this time of year, and we’ve been busy working with customers to ensure the effects of recent rainfall are minimised. One of our clients is currently in the process of constructing a new car showroom and office complex for a world-famous luxury car manufacturer.

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Our drying equipment helps cricket clubs knock their competition for six!

Wet weather and the winter season in general are both considered extremely prohibitive in the world of cricket, which is why it is typically played in summer. However, thanks to the effectiveness of our dehumidification equipment, we have been able to dry training pitches to such an extent that they are comparable to the sort of wickets players might expect to compete on in June or July!

Historically, air blowers have probably been the most commonly used tool when it comes to drying wet patches on the pitch and outfield – but their effectiveness is minimal when the ground is completely saturated.

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Drying solution keeps residential development on track

It’s fair to say that Storm Barra has already caused its fair share of problems to people in the UK – a sentiment that can certainly be shared by a nationwide building contractor currently working on a housing project in Southport.

In this instance, there were concerns that the heavy rainfall could lead to the growth of mould or in a worst-case scenario, highly damaging water ingress. Our client was keen to prevent water from permeating the structure’s surfaces due to the hazardous long-term implications associated with penetrative dampness.

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Dehumidification hire salvages leisure centre renovation scheme

Andrews Sykes was recently contacted by a construction and restoration company requiring assistance with the refurbishment of a leisure centre based in Exeter. Suffering from severe water ingress and moisture issues within various parts of the building, the contractor urgently sought equipment that would contain the extent of any water damage suffered. If a solution could not be quickly sourced, the client would have fallen behind on the project and incurred higher costs as a result.

Once contact had been established with Andrews, our regional expert visited site to conduct a thorough assessment of the leisure centre’s affected areas. By doing this, we were able to ratify that there would be no further complications which allowed us to decisively propose the correct hire solution.

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Telecoms manufacturer requests dehumidification solution on long-term hire

Manufacturing facilities often struggle to maintain a consistent level of relative humidity during summer, which can affect the functionality of machinery as well as the integrity of the final product. Because of this, most industrial applications rely on building management systems (BMS) to control internal mechanical and electrical equipment, including lighting, power and HVAC amenities.

With high moisture content in the air rightly seen as a very undesirable variable to contend with in a production environment, our expertise was recently requested by a national M&E contractor at a site in south London. Our client was working on behalf of a company that manufactures telecommunication components in closely monitored conditions.

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Dehumidification hire enables building refurb at nuclear power station

Uncontrolled humidity can quickly become a problem in just about every market sector, with the power generation industry arguably more vulnerable than most due to the potential for moisture to cause corrosion, affect the lifespan of turbines and lead to the deterioration of vital components.

Andrews’ extensive experience of devising solutions for power stations and refineries means there are virtually no scenarios that our engineers haven’t seen before. From temporary shutdown assistance to tank drying applications, our experts are well-versed when it comes to maintaining the optimum level of relative humidity for whatever project a customer has in mind.

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