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Humidity Impacts Water Restoration of Jamaica Plain Homes

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

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Regulating Humidity Allows for Faster Water Restoration in Jamaica Plain Properties

Multiple drying principles directly impact the restorability of water-damaged homes and businesses. The correlation between temperature and humidity in the environment affects how quickly and easily surface drying and moisture management occurs. Between temperature, humidity, and airflow, the balance of these specific principles is vital to the most efficient management of surface water and trapped moisture.

What is Relative Humidity? 

To calculate the best approach to manage water damage in Jamaica Plain homes and businesses, technicians must calculate and track relative humidity in the property. This measures the correlation to the amount of water in the environment at any time. As temperature increases, the moisture capacity of the atmosphere increases as well. Understanding the current saturation percentage helps with restoration actions such as:

  • Structure drying
  • Content recovery
  • Mold prevention

Can Dehumidifiers Manage This Threat? 

Dehumidifiers are the first and most important defense against increasing relative humidity. Often, desiccant dehumidifiers can drop the moisture threshold below the target percentage for saturation when the units are placed in the right areas and with enough frequency to counteract the production of axial and centrifugal air movers.

Addressing Persistent Moisture Problems

Even with moisture management equipment placed on the property, vulnerabilities in your home’s exterior or a leak that goes unrepaired continually threatens the household. To avoid situations like mold development and structural degradation, we can utilize our general contractor license to complete specific build-back services necessary to return homes to preloss condition after drying and cleaning.

Water damages encompass the largest percentage of service calls for our SERVPRO of Jamaica Plain / Roxbury restoration team. These situations are anticipated and planned for by keeping extraction, drying, and disinfection cleaning products stocked on our service vehicles in the Green Fleet. To make these disasters “Like it never even happened,” give us a call today at (617) 466-6909. 

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