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Relative Humidity Affects Water Damage in Lafayette Offices

11/17/2022 (Permalink)

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Excess Humidity Slows Water Damage Drying

There is no mistaking that office cleanup after water emergencies like leaks or burst pipes requires immediate action and understanding how various types of moisture and dampness impact drying effectiveness. We must continually focus on relative humidity to efficiently restore your office to its original condition.

What is Relative Humidity?

Understanding relative humidity is essential in restoring and overcoming water damage in Lafayette office buildings. From the source of water penetration in the building to the impact of standing water and humidity on the overall drying processes, we have several factors our team must overcome to get you back in business. One of our primary focuses is relative humidity or the concentration of moisture in the environment at any time. This factor often gets measured as a percentage, with the top being air that cannot hold more water and stalling the drying process. Regulating humidity helps in three critical areas of restoring your office:

  • Structure drying
  • Content recovery
  • Mold prevention

Using Dehumidifiers to Manage Moisture

Regulating relative humidity is a product of several tools in our inventory. We understand how important it is to keep moisture in the environment in an acceptable range to promote continued structural drying, so machines like desiccant dehumidifiers are used to begin addressing new water generated by air movers on wet surfaces. Trailered units are ideal for large office spaces, allowing several attack points to pull in damp air and exhaust warm, dry air for even more efficiency in the restoration processes.

What Are the Persistent Moisture Threats?

An essential factor to address after water emergencies is what is causing moisture damage to the structure. While SERVPRO can manage multiple drying approaches to regulate conditions, continued moisture penetration and threats create a loop of threatening situations your office might endure. Our thorough inspection process can help to assess areas like structural integrity, plumbing, and other avenues of water penetration to resolve these concerns.

Water damage to Lafayette office buildings should be handled swiftly and completely. Our SERVPRO of Lafayette team can help however you need. Call us at (765) 420-0077.

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