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Water Loss, High Humidity in Your Middletown Home? Just Contact SERVPRO for Professional Removal and Drying

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

High Humidity during a Water Loss in Your Middletown Home? Better Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

Why Balanced Drying is Necessary after Water Damage in Middletown

After an incidence of water loss, your primary concern may be whether it is possible to dry all affected areas as soon as possible. While speed is essential when dealing with water damage, there is a need to balance the drying process to avoid other problems. We offer professional water damage mitigation that ensures balanced drying of your Middletown home.
 
For faster drying after an incident of water damage in Middletown, there is a need to increase temperature levels, boost air movement and extract moisture from the air. Balancing all these aspects is necessary for optimum drying. If the air movements and temperature levels are high, but the rate of extraction is too low, condensation can happen, transferring damage to other areas. Optimum temperatures are also necessary because warmer air holds more moisture increasing the evaporation rate. Our SERVPRO technicians use portable heaters or other sources of heat to maintain temperature around 70 to 90 degrees. We also make calculations to determine the number of dehumidifiers and air movers to use.
 
Porous materials such as wood in floors and other fixtures absorb water and swell. Leaving such water unaddressed can cause long-term problems such as warping, rotting or buckling. Fast drying, on the other hand, can cause cracking or splintering of floorboards. Our SERVPRO technicians use moisture meters to determine the actual levels of wetness in such materials allowing us to determine the correct rate of drying to deal with the effects of water damage "Like it never even happened."
 
It can be harder to dry property if the water damage results from a weather event because humidity levels might be high outside the house. Opening windows during the drying process to ventilate the rooms can lengthen the process by allowing moisture from outside the structure to filter inside. An unusual, but never desired effect, is "inside rain" when this high level of water vapor condenses. Our SERVPRO technicians use thermo-hygrometers to take moisture readings inside and outside the structure before starting the drying process to determine whether to use a closed drying system. We can also create drying chambers by hanging plastic sheets around the affected areas. The final walk-through with our client is done once we have reached our drying goals.
 
For balanced drying after incidents of water damage, call SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain to assist. You can reach us at (860) 826-5169 any day.

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