water damage and restoration, you need a dehumidifier that not only provides excellent moisture removal abilities, but one that is also mobile, and the Ebac RM85 meets
both of those critical criteria. With two large wheels and durable roto-molded body, the RM85 is rugged enough to tackle the toughest jobs. An internal condensate pump
allows you to dry out water damaged rooms and push the water outdoors. Since many restoration jobs require a full dry out, there's no need for a humidistat, but an hours run meter gives professionals the ability to accurately log
how many hours of usage on a project. A washable filter protects the motor and condensing coils from debris and dust, and Ebac's standard auto-defrost
feature ensures consistent drying with no down-time. No matter the type of flood or water problem, flash floods, water
main breaks, hurricane, the RM85 is a heavy duty solution to the problem.
Ebac RM85 Dehumidifier
Water damage restoration presents unique challenges - water removal, sorting debris, replacing infrastructure and
furnishings, and doing all of this quickly to prevent the growth or spread of mold, bacteria or viruses. Removing the
excess moisture in any damaged spaces is generally your first task, and this can be made easier with the use of a
durable, efficient restoration dehumidifier like the Ebac RM85. This restoration dehumidifier features all of the core
features that make it ideal for water damage restoration specialist. When testing and comparing the RM85 to comparable models,
this is what we found.
What I like about the Ebac RM85
For restoration pros, the balance is finding a unit that will handle the wear and tear of multiple sites, effectively
removing excess moisture, and is easy to set up and operate with little maintenance. The RM85 is all of these things. A rotomolded shell is impact resistant and is more than capable of withstanding harsh temperatures, bumps and bruises associated
with professional restoration. The oversized wheels makes moving this fairly easy, despite the weight, and the
collapsible handle makes movement a lot easier. So in terms of construction, the RM85 is well built, and I really like the new design.
As far as setup, once you've moved the RM85 to where you want it to operate, run your condensate line, plug it in and
turn it on. The unit has no humidity setting, but more most restoration jobs, the point is to dry, dry, and dry some more! The hours run meter
can help in tracking time for billing purposes.
Once the job is complete or you are going to store the unit, you simply use the pump purge to remove any remaining condensate that's collected,
and you're pretty much set. The air filter should be cleaned annually or after use in particularly contaminated areas. It is washable, so while it
may not offer superb air filtration, it does keep large debris out of the coils and motor while saving you replacement filter costs.
What I do not like about the Ebac RM85
There are really only two complaints I have with this model. The first is a general complaint with Ebac. The warranty period for all Ebac dehumidifiers
is fairly short. And while that may be common amongst larger dehumidifiers, it would be better if it was longer.
Additionally, I would prefer a model with an auto restart. While this is not imperative, it is handy for restoration projects after storm clean up when power
may be an issue. However, for most contractors a generator is an easy work around that most have on hand.
With their new venture into roto-molded dehumidifiers, Ebac has kept many of their great features and
added some features with the water damage specialist in mind. Overall, the RM85 is a great addition to their product line and a valuable tool
for any water damage restoration specialist.