Disaster Recovery

A Guide to Pumps, Dryers and Dehumidifiers

October 9th 2019

As we’re moving into the cooler months, and rainfall is becoming increasingly heavy it is essential to understand how you can use pumps, dryers and dehumidifiers to help you overcome issues associated with

winter and heavy rainfall. Unfortunately, heavy rainfall can lead to a number of issues which can affect businesses and homes; a large concern is flooding and the damage this can cause. It is not just large-scale flooding which can be a concern for businesses over winter but also smaller localised flooding. There

are a variety of different ways to deal with flooding and related issues, all of which we will explore throughout this guide.


In the aftermath of a flood it is important to do as much as possible to clear the flood water as quickly as possible. There can be various issues associated with stagnant water and the longer the water remains, the more damage that can occur.

The purpose of pumping equipment is to help pump water from flooded areas quickly and efficiently. Pumps can also be used for clearing out other bodies of water such as swimming pools and trenches. Pumps are generally used in the aftermath of a flood to quickly and effectively move as much water as possible; there are a variety of

pumps which can be used to do so from automatic pumps to larger scale heavy duty pumps.

Pumps for Hire

There are various pumps available to hire for when they are needed, including puddle pumps for smaller areas and larger scale heavy duty pumps for large floods.


Dehumidifiers or dryers can be used in a number of flooding situations, from larger scale to smaller scale floods. Dehumidifiers can be used to tackle damp in workplaces so can be used after leaks and heavy

rainfall, even if a larger flood has not occurred. On the other hand, they are also essential after a flood. They help to dry out the environment. Dehumidifiers are used in flood aftermath to dry out the workplace, when used in conjunction with air movers they are an effective way of drying out an environment after a flood.

Dehumidifiers for Hire

Dehumidifiers are essential in the aftermath of a flood, or even for drying out walls and rooms after a leak. Leaving damp to settle can be disastrous for buildings so the quicker it can be dried out, the better. Dehumidifiers with inbuilt pumps can also be used to ensure water is automatically drained through the hose. In addition, air movers can be used in conjunction to ensure quicker drying time.

Air Movers

Air movers work great to assist in the drying of buildings after a flood but can also be used as a cooling fan during the hot weather. In terms of flooding and heavy rainfall air movers do a good job of drying at floor level; in terms of carpets and hard floors as well as being used up walls or staircases. Paired with dehumidifiers, air movers can significantly reduce the drying time after a flood.

Air Movers for Hire

Air movers are extremely versatile, as well as being a great drying solution for after a flood; especially when used in conjunction with dehumidifiers, air movers are great to use for speeding up drying time of walls which have been painted or plastered.

About the Author

Lauren King

Lauren works in our Ecommerce Team, with over 6 years of experience at HSS. She brings product knowledge and is able to give her advice on the right tool for the job no matter how big or small.

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