Dehumidifier Hire

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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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Andrews expands dehumidifier hire range with cost-effective desiccant unit

We are pleased to introduce one of the industry’s most economical dehumidification units, which is available to hire with immediate effect.

The KT2200 combines impressive drying capacities with minimal power consumption and is specifically intended for use on projects where low dew point temperatures exist.

Despite being a high performance drying solution, this unit uses just 10kW of power per hour – making it twice as efficient as many similar products currently being offered by competitors.

Our latest models have been designed by a specialist manufacturer and incorporate all modern technologies to provide customers with an enhanced performance but lower operating costs.

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Andrews provides office canteen with drying rental solution following flood

When burst pipework at a large Fleet Street office building caused a communal canteen area to flood, the mechanical services company responsible for the premises contacted us in search of some hired drying equipment. Although the damaged pipework had been addressed, there were concerns that the subsequent flooding could affect the interior’s surfaces unless restoration could begin immediately.

The incident occurred towards the end of the working week, presenting us with an ideal window over the weekend to tackle the issue while the building was unoccupied. Naturally, much of the dampness was by now beneath the floor as water had seeped through. This could have been problematic, but the client decided to cut a series of holes in the floor itself to ensure that the void below was dried properly. Failure to do so may have compromised timber joists and increased the likelihood of mould growing, so it was crucial that the whole area was desiccated.

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Luxury department store seeks flood recovery hire solution

At Andrews Dehumidification, we pride ourselves on having an aptitude for providing tailored drying solutions to a wide range of issues – whether planned or emergency. Our reputation as industry leaders has seen us work alongside big names from most industries, including one of the retail sector’s most iconic department stores in London.

The client contacted us out-of-hours towards the end of lockdown after a plumbing issue inside their store had caused water to leak onto the shop floor. Although the damaged pipework was quickly addressed to stem the outflow of water, our customer was unsurprisingly concerned about the impact it could have on their business given that the store was due to reopen the following week.

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