SPEEDRY - COMMON QUESTIONS
Is the Speedry drying suitable for all types of damages?
Yes, however, each job is different and requires an experienced technician to assess and determine the correct drying and monitoring protocol. It may be that our portable Speedry units or even traditional dehumidifiers would be recommended over the larger trailer mounted system. See Speedry / Dehumidifier Comparisons.
Does the Speedry system overdry or cause damage by heat or drying too quickly?
NOT IN OUR EXPERIENCE. The Speedry system has NO justified history of causing secondary damage or over drying. However, in newly constructed properties or where water damage has been significant, it is expected to see secondary damage such as mdf blowing or skirtings or timbers being affected as the building dries. This is normal and due to the effects and quantity of water absorbtion in the building material and NOT the drying. We recommend that the building dries first and then scoped for refurbishment.
Can the Speedry system dry without secondary damage, heritage or timber framed or other sensitive properties?
Yes, the systems are perfect for such properties and their contents. Our Speedry portable system in particular, has been made specifically to deal with this type of property and sensitive materials and contents. Water is destructive and drying needs to be undertaken without delays in any property.
Do we need to strip the plaster off walls, timber subfloors and other finishes such as drylining?
Unless such materials are permanently compromised, the answer is usually NO even during the most serious losses. (Hygiene validation should be undertaken to prove cleanliness). However, vapour barriers such as vinyl tiles or wallpaper and ceramics may need to be removed to allow moisture to escape. We only recommend removal of dry lining, plaster finishes and timbers if they have been structurally compromised or have been given an order to do so.
Will the property dry as fast if it has not been stripped out? How long does it take to dry?
Drying could be completed faster if all finishes have been removed. With Speedry, if you leave the plaster and floors in place our drying goals are around 12 - 16 days. If the plaster and floors are removed to leave the building shell - as is usual practice with dehumidifiers, our drying time will be reduced by around 50%. Bear in mind that Stripout costs money, both in terms of labour and reinstatement. Stripout also increases building or business downtime leading to increased alternative accommodation and business interruption costs.
Does the Speedry Trailer system use more electricity than a commercial dehumidifier?
No. Most commerical dehumidifiers use 7 amps or more. In a large loss where you need many dehumidifiers, power supply usually becomes an issue. The speedry trailer uses 7amps at 1680 watts and can do the work of 50 dehumidifiers which would require at least 350 amps or a massive 84000 watts. The portable uses between 5 and 12.8 amps depending on the operation mode it is working in.
Is the Speedry expensive to hire?
The system is more expensive to hire than traditional dehumidifiers - and for a a good reason. However, we provide fixed cost hire of the trailer drying system. We can also undertake a drying cost comparison prior to making recommendations. (Request our free drying comparison booklet). On smaller losses the trailer systems are not usually cost effective. However, on larger losses the hire costs of a trailer system can be more cost effective, producing significant savings from less rip out and refurbishment, with less delays reducing business interruption and reduced alternative accommodation costs, make our system the best drying option available.
Are estimates free?
YES - contact us now for a free estimate.
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