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What Should I Do When Moisture Enters My House and Causes the Humidity Levels to Rise?

7/26/2020 (Permalink)

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For Floodwater Removal Inside Your Home in Bridgewater Call SERVPRO

When severe thunderstorms visit Bridgewater, the result can be heavy rain pours and flooding conditions. When the rain is copious, there are many ways moisture can enter your building, including rising from the ground and coming in from a broken window or other compromised structural members.

How can I fix my house after water gets inside?

Our SERVPRO technicians can conduct floodwater removal at your Bridgewater residence to reduce the chances of secondary damage, such as mold growth or humidity-related problems from occurring. Since mold can start to develop once your organic building materials and contents stay wet for more than 48 hours, we always work towards removing moisture from your structure as quickly as possible. We can accomplish rapid structural drying by setting up air movers and dehumidifiers. Dehumidification systems can reduce humidity levels by pulling moisture out of there, thus preventing secondary moisture caused by elevated humidity levels.

How do you calculate how many dehumidifiers to set up?

When determining how many dehumidifiers to install, we assess the situation and put your water damage scenario into one of the following classes.

       Class 1: This class describes the lowest level of water absorption inside your house. Problems with your building are considered class one when porous building materials such as your carpets retain a small amount of moisture.

       Class 2: This class depicts situations where wet, porous materials comprise 5% to 40% of the surface area in the affected space. And, semi-porous materials such as wood or concrete have retained minimal levels of H2O.

       Class 3: Class three issues occur when wet, porous materials like your carpet or drywall make up more than 40% of the surface area of the affected space.

       Class 4: The highest level of water absorption occurs when low evaporative materials such as your wooden subfloors, studs, and plaster walls retain a high level of moisture. SERVPRO offers exceptional service for these tougher than usual restoration services and follows the best practices of the IICRC.

To reduce your chance of secondary damage after your home experiences flooding conditions, call SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at (508) 697-5439, 24/7.

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