3 Signs Your Construction Site Needs a Dehumidifier

When you’re working on a construction project, it’s essential to make sure that the job site meets OSHA standards for the health of your contractors and vendors. OSHA standards mandate that the minimum indoor workplace temperature is 68 degrees and the maximum is 76 degrees, but it’s important to pay close attention to humidity levels as well.

On any given day, you and your crew members breathe in a variety of particles from dust to mold spores. A rental dehumidifier can help to keep the moisture in the air under control in your job site. But how do you know if your job site’s air is too humid? Here are some of the tell-tale signs your job site needs a rental dehumidifier.

  1. You can see condensation on your equipment. Condensation can collect on glass and metal when an indoor environment is too humid. Condensation can look like fog on windows or streaks of water droplets. If you can see condensation on the windows of your trucks and on the sides of your heavy equipment while you’re working, there’s too much moisture in your job site. Rental dehumidifiers can combat the moisture and restore the humidity in your job site to its appropriate levels.
  2. There are lingering musty odors. Musty odors aren’t anything new when you’re working in construction. But if those musty odors are lingering, it could be a sign of a bigger problem like mildew and mold. It’s crucial to keep moisture under control to prevent mold from developing while you work. Not only is this a health problem for your crew members but it can also cause problems later on for property owners. A rental dehumidifier can help to keep humidity levels under control.
  3. There are water stains present on your materials. Keeping materials safe and dry while you work in construction is crucial to the success of your project. If you notice water stains on your building materials that aren’t from recent rain, leaks, or pipes, it could be a sign of water damage from moisture content in the air. Rental dehumidifiers can help to keep indoor moisture under control to protect your materials.

Need a dehumidifier rental for your construction site or project? Total Construction Rentals provides a wide range of rentals including dehumidifier rentals, rental heaters, and HVAC rentals to keep your contractors safe while working. For more information about dehumidifier rentals, contact Total Construction Rentals today.

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