Blog2 January 2014

Tips to improve Dehumidification and accelerate drying after a flood

To help the thousands of people in the UK affected by floods who are uncertain how to effectively dry out their property safely, Andrews Dehumidification are pleased to provide the following tips:

Use a powerful industrial dehumidifier  – small domestic dehumidifiers sold by high street retailers are usually designed to keep a building dry, but do not always have the capacity to dry out a building affected by a flood.

Use a trusted supplier – ensure you choose a trusted supplier that has industry related accreditations and can provide a local service, unfortunately there are many unreliable suppliers in the flood damage business.

Hire rather than buy? – it is often financially beneficial and more convenient to hire a dehumidifier rather than purchase a unit, but once again ensure you choose a reputable supplier to ensure that the equipment delivered is safe and ready for operation.

Consider using fans and heaters – these can assist the drying process when used in conjunction with a dehumidifier, warm air holds more moisture and accelerates the drying process. Fans can help circulate the dry air and access difficult areas. Carpet dryers are also effective when drying flooring.

Keep the building sealed – windows and doors should be kept closed as much as possible whilst the dehumidification process is in operation.

Removing condensate – the moisture taken out of the air is referred to as condensate, this moisture needs to be collected into a container or removed from the room via a small drain tube.

Range of services linked below by Andrews Sykes


Andrews Dehumidification hire offer a wide range of industrial dehumidifiers for hire or sale, the Andrews HD500 unit is one of the most popular units in the market. Andrews have ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditation, we have been market leaders in the UK for over 40 years. With depots nationwide we are perfectly placed to provide a fast and efficient hire delivery service, we also offer expert advice or a free site survey if required.

Andrews Dehumidification offer:

Building Dryers

Desiccant Dryers

Electric Heaters


Carpet Dryers

Free Site Survey

Call 0800 211 611 or email us at [email protected] for more information.