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Water Damage Paramus – Moisture Removal Importance

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

Mold on the subfloor of a room. Let us show and explain why your Paramus water damage needs to be mitigated.

SERVPRO will be right there every step of the way for your Paramus water damage.

Water damage often occurs from a leaking pipe, an overflowing tub, or even a leaky window when an intense rainstorm is pounding against the side of a home. Many consumers assume that all that is needed is to mop up the water. The area can dry on its own over a few days. Depending on relative humidity levels, local temperatures, and airflow, moisture levels can remain high for some time, causing more damage and even mold growth.

Our SERVPRO technicians are trained water damage mitigation experts in Paramus. Our technicians have loads of experience as well as accreditation from the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) and ASD (Applied Structural Drying Technicians).

Time is Important

As the water spreads throughout your home, different materials absorb moisture at different rates. Carpets and underpads, fabrics, and other similar materials absorb moisture quickly. These materials also can release moisture quickly if the relative humidity of the air around these items is lower. Drywall also absorbs water quickly. However, drywall tends to swell as it absorbs moisture.

Hard surfaces such as hardwood floors and even subfloors also absorb moisture, but more slowly. Nonporous materials also release moisture more slowly. Removing the water from these surfaces quickly and lowering the relative humidity quickly, can limit the amount of moisture hard surfaces like these absorb and the damage swelling can cause.

Drying Conditions 

At SERVPRO, we understand that the removal of surface water is essential and must be completed as quickly as possible. Also, we account for the relative humidity, temperature, and airflow when setting up drying conditions. For example, drawing outside humid air into the home may make conditions worse in an attempt to dry the floors and contents. SERVPRO technicians use Psychrometric calculators to determine the best approach to setting up the most efficient drying conditions. 

In conditions of high outside relative humidity, we can seal the home and utilize air movers and dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air, which in turn draws moisture from porous materials quickly and non porous materials more slowly. We continuously monitor the humidity levels to ensure the most efficient drying of your home.

Call SERVPRO of Paramus at (201) 445-5588 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Westwood, Washington Township, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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