Drying & Dehumidification

You don't have to have a water damage event to need drying or dehumidification.

Excess moisture from humidity - whether it be from the weather, building practices, poor ventilation or mechanical failures can have devastating results:
  • damaging building materials
  • causing molds to grow
  • complaints about indoor air quality and allergic reactions
  • electronics failures, and computer crashes to name a few
Just as important to controlling excessive moisture is using the right equipment, right size, correctly placed and monitored to achieve the results you want and need.

There are many reasons why humidity levels become excessive creating elevated moisture levels. Everything from temperature, air movement, evaporation, respiration, to emissions and diffusion. The first thing to do is to correct the situation that has caused the problem.  
Innovative builders and general contractors partner with DSI by utilizing drying and dehumidification in construction and renovation processes: for plaster drying for sheathing and framing and other projects. DSI's assistance can make or break design/build and fast track projects.

As part of their normal, preventive maintenance, property managers and building engineers are also integrating DSI's project and material drying/ dehumidification expertise into their annual plans. Computer system upgrades are more efficient and cost-effective; minor mechanical failures stay minor with a partnership with DSI.

DSI's drying equipment inventory totals over 450 pieces including Gale force, max force, and Turbo airmovers/fans, and dehumidifiers (Low grain refrigerant and desiccant). All of our drying equipment has been independently tested for maximum effectiveness and efficiency. Our equipment is serviced and cleaned between each project. DSI's drying specialists are IICRC and Vortex trained.

Our clients are updated daily on the progress of their project.

It's a fact of life here in Hampton Roads that moisture and water damage can wreak havoc during construction - especially due to our region's high humidity and rainy weather.

Drying during the building phase is now becoming accepted practice. Using dehumidification, proper airflow, and temperature control, projects can be protected, wet materials dried, and projects put on fast track. By controlling the environment, testing materials for moisture content, and proper use of drying techniques, contractors can reduce liability and save money.