The purpose of a restoration air mover is to make water and dampness disappear from surfaces and objects. While other types of restoration equipment are designed for purposes such as extracting water from the air, an air mover acts as an industrial-powered blower that briskly dries water from surfaces.
In buildings and public areas where flooding has occurred, air movers are among the most effective units the relief teams have for eliminating moisture remnants as quickly as possible. From puddle-strewn floors to soaked objects and saturated walls, industrial air movers allow restoration teams to achieve the following goals at any given disaster scene:
Dry delicate surfaces. When water leaks occur, fast action is needed to keep damages minimal. Whether it’s due to a pipeline burst, flood or triggered sprinkler system, puddled floors and drenched walls should be dried as soon as possible — before odorous water mold starts to grow. When restoration air movers are put into action, water and dampness in all forms are eliminated in just a fraction of the time it would take for it to evaporate.
Retrieve valuable items. In the aftermath of floods, hurricanes, fires and other disasters, rescue work involves more than pulling people to safety. Belongings and merchandise also matter, especially when said items are rare, expensive, one-of-a-kind, vintage or priceless. Whereas modern-day replaceable items can easily be discarded if the damage is too intense, there are some things that deserve the utmost effort to retrieve in the best condition possible, and it’s an achievable goal with restoration air movers in tow.
Minimize property damage. Disasters are costly, regardless of what does or doesn’t get lost or destroyed. For restoration workers, the objective is to keep damages as minimal as possible so business owners, workers and tenants can resume life as normal once the waters clear. When relief crews employ airflow devices in flooded and ash-strewn areas, costs are reduced, and damages are minimized because cleanup occurs at a much greater speed.
When relief crews are equipped with restoration air movers, the floors and walls of flood scenes get cleared and dried in a matter of hours, rather than days or weeks. With air movers positioned at angles that make the impact most effective, building structures and furnishings are spared untold damage expenses. Furthermore, valuable merchandise and personal belongings are saved — and in many cases restored to their original conditions.
With its lightweight and compact design, the B-Air® Vent VP-33 air mover is one of the easiest restoration devices to transport between different places along a disaster area. Featuring a unique, circular design, the VP-33 can be positioned to move air in three different directions: straight ahead, at 45° angles and straight up toward the ceiling in a saturated room. Made from molded plastic, this 29 lb. stylish unit comes in three different colors: blue, green and red. Other features of the VP-33 include the following:
With wheel speeds as fast as 1,720 rotations per minute, the B-Air® Vent VP-33 Air Mover is capable of moving air at brisk speeds for the most urgent restoration missions. The VP-33 can be securely stacked in groups of up to four units, so disaster relief workers can get quadruple the power with each application.
The super small and easy-to-carry B-Air® Flex FX-1 mini air mover is a powerful and convenient device for restoration missions in the narrowest and tiniest of areas. Weighing just 12 pounds, the FX-1 can be carted along in packs for quick setup and instant air power in areas that have been ravaged by water saturation. The unit’s half-circular, half-square design allows for mounting in vertical, horizontal and 45°-angle positions. Available in blue, green and red models, this attractive unit also boasts the following specs:
With its fast airspeeds and compact design, the B-Air® Flex FX-1 Mini Air Mover is a choice device for restoration efforts in small, enclosed areas. In buildings that have been hit by floods or suffered damage due to ruptured pipelines, the FX-1 can be used to dry out cabinet areas, crawl spaces and other narrow spaces where larger devices might be unable to fit.
When airflow is needed on the double, the B-Air® Grizzly GP-1 air mover can get things moving at speeds as high as 1,710 rotations per minute. With its sleek, compact and circular design, the Grizzly can be mounted in four positions: horizontal, vertical, 45° and as a kickstand angle. Equipped with a yellow power cord, the Grizzly is made in black and green models. At 45 lbs. and named for its super speeds and ability to move air in some of the most challenging restoration missions, the Grizzly is equipped with the following features:
In restorations that require maximum airflow to rid the environment of dampness and moisture, the B-Air® Grizzly GP-1 Air Mover is among the most powerful units disaster-relief workers can have in their arsenals. In large buildings and factory spaces that have been impacted by leaks and floods, a setup of Grizzly units running full speed in each corner could have surfaces dry at a faster rate than even scorching sunlight on a puddle.
As one of the most potent and flexible airflow devices, the B-Air® Polar Bear PB-25 axial air mover can be used horizontally as well as at an 18° tilted angle. As a small and compact unit, the PB-25 can easily be stacked top-to-bottom for triple or quadruple the airflow power. The PB-25 is also a highly efficient unit, with a 1/4 hp motor that draws 2.8 amps at maximum intensities. Weighing in at 34 lbs., this colorful air mover comes in blue, green and red. The PB-25 also has the following features:
As one of the most affordable commercial restoration air mover on the market today, the BlueDri™ ONE-29 Air Mover packs a lot of value for its small size and weight. Boasting three different speeds and blowing angles, the ONE-29 can also be stacked in groups of three and power in groups of four along daisy chains. Featuring a sleek light-blue design, the 26 lb. ONE-29 is further characterized by the following specs:
Backed by a five-year warranty, the BlueDri™ ONE-29 Air Mover is one of the safest bet industrial restoration fans currently on sale. With its stylish design and color, the ONE-29 has a professional look for all situations, whether the device is used to circulate airflow in spaces that are stuffy and moisture-laden or flooded and saturated. Safety-certified with a C-ETL-US listing, the ONE-29 delivers top speeds that can restore surfaces before the effects of water, mold and evaporation take hold.
One of the biggest threats to any object not made of steel or stone is water. Trouble is, water danger looms to some degree in every home or building structure.
At any given moment, however, mother nature could throw structures into a tailspin, and everything from tables and supplies to machines and equipment could get soaked, splashed or saturated with moisture. When problems like this arise, industrial air movers are essential for the following types of restoration work:
An example of how these air movers would help is if a plumbing disaster sends water into all the wrong areas. Restoration blowers like the B-Air® Vent VP-33 Air Mover can help salvage as many furnishings as possible before moisture ruins circuitry, and rank, musty water forever embeds itself into wood and paper products.
Barring a major earthquake, hurricane or fire, nothing can be as devastating to a home, office, or building space as a big flood. Given how many large cities are built at the edges of major bodies of water, the threat of floods has become a growing concern as climate change spurs cataclysms in increasingly frequent yet unpredictable ways.
Wherever they strike, floods can cause billions of dollars’ worth of damage to the structures, furnishings, HVAC systems and electrical circuitry of buildings large and small. In the aftermath of floods, commercial restoration air movers can be used to salvage the following things:
Unless all human activity is moved at least two feet above ground, floods will always be a potential threat in any city, town or village situated near an ocean, river or dam. Still, devices like the B-Air® Grizzly GP-1 Air Mover can help remedy situations in flood-ravaged areas.
Water isn’t the only element that can devastate property. In most cases, fire causes much worse damage. Aside from its ability to rapidly spread, the worst thing about fire is that everything it touches is irreversibly altered, if not ruined outright. For disaster-relief workers, the aftermath of a fire scene is less about salvation and restoration efforts and more to with clearing the area for a new beginning. Nonetheless, even if objects cannot be dried back to their original state, industrial air movers can still make it possible for crews to achieve the following:
Once a fire has been extinguished, airflow devices can safely enter the picture. Fans and blowers might not put out the flames, but devices like the B-Air® Flex FX-1 Mini Air Mover can be placed inside smoke-engulfed rooms of just-extinguished buildings — and also around the wreckage of leveled structures — to restore clarity and breathability to the scene. In certain fire-relief efforts, restoration blowers might even be useful to dry away the water firefighters used to put out the flames.
To a lot of home and businesses owners, floods are generally associated with loss of valuable inventory and goods. However, some items aren’t worth discarding simply because it’s been submerged in water — at least not until restoration workers put their best efforts toward restoring the merchandise to its former glory. Likewise, famed and priceless items on display in museums and national libraries must be retrieved after flood waters hit, regardless of the condition. With a restoration blower, the surface and integrity of the following item types can be saved in the aftermath of floods:
Flooding and water damage will inevitably affect the value of rare antiques and one-of-a-kind display pieces, but it doesn’t mean they should be rendered worthless. With a high-powered airflow device like the B-Air® Polar Bear PB-25 Axial Air Mover, retrievable artwork, fabrics jewelry, carvings, documents and other priceless items can be saved and ultimately put back on display once everything returns to normal.
When it comes to commercial airflow units, restoration professions have long made Aer Industries their go-to source for products like the Grizzly GP-1, the ONE-29 and other high-powered devices. Whether you want to employ air movers separately or stacked, we have plenty of models to choose from in our inventory. Have a color or shape preference? Most of the air movers we carry are available in multiple colors and are fully or partially circular in design. Best of all, our lightweight, easy-to-carry air movers have the power to dry the wettest surfaces and the most saturated walls and objects.
Here at Aer Industries, we carry a selection of air movers from top manufacturers like B-Air®: maker of the acclaimed Vent VP-33, Flex FX-1, Grizzly GP-1 and Polar Bear PB-25 units. Moreover, we carry airflow products from BlueDri™, like the ONE-29: one of the top names in restoration equipment that disaster-relief crews use at rescue sites. For more information about the air movers in our inventory, contact us online or dial 855-345-3555 today to speak to one of our product experts.