Your Essential Commercial Dehumidifier Maintenance Checklist

February 11, 2018


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Working in any industry, fine margins are what makes and breaks your product and, often, humidity control products are what defines those margins. Whether you’re operating an office in a warm climate, shepherding drugs through manufacturing or packing meat for sale, effective humidity control is absolutely essential.

Investing in high quality commercial dehumidifier is one thing, but it’s equally as important to conduct regular maintenance to ensure that your dehumidifiers are working at peak capacity. Any drop off in dehumidification can prove incredibly damaging, especially in manufacturing.

Whilst we’d always recommend hiring professional dehumidification maintenance teams to handle such jobs, there are a few quick things you can do to ensure that your commercial dehumidifier keeps humming along between scheduled maintenance checks. Join us as we share them below:

#1 – Inspect the filter

The filter is one of the most important aspects of any dehumidifier, and prolonged use inevitably means build-ups of dirt and dusk which can constrain the flow of air through your dehumidifier. This, in turn, can affect the efficacy of your system.
Luckily, you can vacuum many commercial systems’ filters to remove the debris, but every three or so times you should fully replace the filter.

#2 – Clean the coils

Much like your filter, the coils in your unit can become dirty, reducing the ability of your system to stay cool, and therefore lowering performance. Simply vacuum out the coils monthly to clear away dust, but be careful to ensure the nozzle of your vacuum cleaner doesn’t come into contact with the sensitive fins.

#3 – Inspect the power cable

In commercial and industrial environments, the chances of damaging wiring and cabling goes up dramatically, and it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that you’ve damaged the power cable leading to your unit.

Inspect the cable closely and look for cuts, fraying or any other type of wear or damage and replace the cord if needed.

#4 – Check for obstructions in the drain hose and blower wheel

Check these components for any debris which might be blocking flow. You’ll find that the drain hose is easily detached, and can be cleaned simply too, with a comprehensive scrub recommended. Complete this task once a month to ensure your dehumidifier is working at optimal performance.

Of course, whilst these are some of the major issues that dehumidifiers encounter, such large and complex machines can sometimes break down for other reasons. As is always the case, regular maintenance results in lower running costs than repair or replacement, so don’t let your maintenance slip.