Moisture Removal Pest Control Services
Drying treatment against Booklice, Plaster and Fungus beetles.
These insects feed off micro moulds brought about by increased relative humidity (rH) of air and % moisture content of timber. The two are related in that as temperature increases in air its ability to hold water increases, and given the same amount of water, therefore the rH decreases. However the movement of evaporated water from timber to air is related to the rH of that air and the % moisture content of the timber and temperature, and this is shown on a complicated graph called a Psychrometric chart (see attached). Of course if you increase the temperature, more water will evaporate as it achieves its latent heat of evaporation, which will add to the vapour load in the air and increase its rH.
Our objective here is by fast drying, to remove the excess water from the timber and plaster that is allowing the environmental conditions for Booklice and Plaster or fungus beetle and their fungal food source to thrive. Rapid drying is not without risks, in that plaster may crack and timber warp in extreme circumstances, so it needs monitoring.Contact Us