Commercial Water Damage Experts in Seal Beach Talk About Humidity
Water Recovery and Humidity Levels Understanding Is Essential to Reopening Water Damaged Retail Stores Quickly
Anytime a pipe breaks or an appliance malfunctions in your Seal Beach convenience store, water likely pours into the structure. Excessive moisture inside a building can cause various types of damage. Water itself can soak into porous materials and saturate them. When building materials get saturated, they often lose their structural integrity. The longer an item stays wet, the more likely it can get ruined and have to be replaced. When moisture exists inside a building, it evaporates into the air and turns into water vapor raising the humidity levels in your store. Water inside the air then can make other materials not near the source of the leak get damaged as well. Problems associated with items coming into direct contact with water suffer primary damage. Issues that have to do with water vapor are considered secondary problems.
Both types of problems can ruin the structural components and contents of your business. When mitigating commercial water damage in Seal Beach, our SERVPRO technicians take extra measures to prevent secondary issues. Rapid structural drying helps reduce the extent of damage caused by moisture as well as lower the chances of secondary problems occurring.
When drying out a structure, our SERVPRO technicians utilize several techniques. Since things in nature always want to seek equilibrium, we use air movers to create an airflow inside the building. The air movers push wet air away from wet materials as it evaporates from them. Dehumidifiers then get utilized to pull moisture out of the air and lower the humidity.
The amount of moisture air can hold is linked with the temperature. Relative humidity (RH) is the amount of moisture the air currently is holding at a given temperature. RH is expressed as a percentage meaning that at 100% relative humidity the air is holding as much water as possible. However, if the temperature increases the amount of water air can hold goes up thus lowering the relative humidity. If condensation occurs within the airspace of a convenience store, much damage can ruin inventory and the business owner's profits.
When drying out a structure, we monitor relative humidity levels every day. Keeping the humidity as low as possible speeds up the drying process and helps prevent secondary damage at the same time. Water vapor can negatively affect products inside your convenience store if relative humidity levels are not watched closely. As soon as you notice excessive moisture inside your store, call SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress at (562) 431-9400 any hour of the day.
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