How to Dry Water Damage Kitchen Cabinets and Walls in Brisbane


Look at this, this our simulated drying set
up. You can see we have a dehumidifier here supplying us with dry air. We have a vent in the top which is taking
particulate matters down to probably 2 microns in size. We have also an air mover here, pushing air
into a box. which then pushes the air through these tubes. The dry air is then delivered
through these holes into the cavity below this kitchen bench. So you can see, how do you dry that, if you
can’t push air in behind. Your would either have to remove it. In this case we can dry it this way. Then we go around the end of the cabinet.
You can see we have put maybe a 16 mm hole in the wall there. We have pushed our fitting
in and supplying dry air into that wall. So, that there will dry over a period of a few
days, we will check at the end with a moisture meter. So, lets go through the startup of the setup.
We just flick this on – onto 3. We will have a lot of waste air coming out the front. It
won’t matter, it will dry the surrounding environment as well as where we need it to
go in the cabinet. Lets now take a look at the setup, we require
for dry air in this situation. So, we get ahold of the control panel here and lets go
through the range. We have the humidistat off. So we can turn
it on so that we can regulate the relative humidity. We can see its on 35% there. Well, thats great
for the comfort level of the occupants and also give us a good evaporation rate into
the air. Good setting for this situation. Ok, so in our demonstration of drying out
the sink, lets assume now that we have dried out underneath and we have met moisture level
specifications which are within industry specs. So we now have to clean up our mess. We have
a hole in the back with a little plug to put in it. So we go and drop that in. Looks like it is meant to be there. We can ventilate that further in future if
there is a little bit of moisture to come up still. So we go onto the end. We have a hole here
to plug. Just a matter of using some top coat filler. Commercially available. Just plug
the whole in. Just put a little bit of gunk on the end of
it and straight in over the hole. We will just plug the whole up with that. Its ok, its smoothed off enough. So, the painter
will come in and sand it off and on the paint will go. Easy fixed. Much better than having gaping big holes.
We can instead make the odd little incision like that. It can be done behind the skirting board.
But we will require the skirting board to be removed. Thats a good outcome.

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