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Bellingham Water Removal Also Means Humidity Management

7/21/2022 (Permalink)

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Water Removal in the Home Is Vital

One of the critical elements of overcoming water and moisture damage in your home or business is removing high humidity. Moisture content like this can dramatically slow the drying process, and without direct action to counteract and regulate it, it could stall the restoration progress entirely.                                                                                             

Why is a High Humidity Level Concerning?

Humidity might not seem like a cause for water removal in Bellingham homes, but there are more issues with rising environmental moisture content than you think. Damp environments directly impact structural elements, which could result in weakening or deterioration. In addition, persistent moist conditions are welcoming to mold and microbial development.

Regulating Moisture Content

As the drying process continues, the air's moisture level rises without measures taken to counteract this increase. The most effective strategy is the placement and operation of dehumidifiers. These work in conjunction with air movers evaporating surface moisture and portable heaters that increase the capacity of the air to hold more water. Collectively, regulating the environmental moisture content is a product of these tools:

  • Desiccant dehumidifiers
  • Low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers
  • Portable electric heaters
  • Air movers

Collecting Data on Drying Effectiveness

To understand the effects of the methods used to regulate environmental moisture concerns, our SERVPRO professionals must continually monitor the progress of drying tools and dehumidifiers. The best approach to track drying and humidity levels are with a thermohygrometer. These tools measure the volume of water content in the atmosphere to show when acceptable percentages have been achieved. Moisture meters placed directly on materials aid in determining the moisture content and when the effort is complete.

While water removal can indicate a need for extraction, it can also mean the steps taken to overcome high moisture content in the environment. Our SERVPRO of Whatcom County East team works fast to manage humidity concerns to protect the property and contents from damage. Call our experienced professionals now at (360) 788-4158.

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