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Do Building Materials Influence the Outcome of Water Mitigation?

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO's Superior Understanding of Materials Helps When Restoring Roslyn Properties

When moisture accumulates in unwanted areas of your home, there is a need to take steps to remedy the situation. The outcome mainly depends on the kind of remedial measures taken and the timing of such actions. However, the type of materials that make up the structure might also be impacted.

Diverse characteristics of building materials can influence the water mitigation processes Roslyn properties require or the outcome when standard remedial procedures are applied. For instance, if a building has a significant percentage of porous materials, moisture is likely to spread further. The good thing is that such materials release moisture fast, so drying processes are likely to bear fruit faster. Our SERVPRO technicians evaluate your property to establish:

  • The permeance factor in most materials
  • Whether there are hygroscopic materials
  • The equilibrium moisture content of wooden materials in the structure

The information helps determine the level of drying necessary to achieve standard dryness. For wood materials, the moisture content should be around 7.7% to 11% if the relative humidity inside the house is about 40% to 60%. In the case of hygroscopic materials that absorb moisture from the air, our SERVPRO technicians strive for balanced evaporation and dehumidification during drying.

SERVPRO of Great Neck / Port Washington handles water mitigation conveniently. Call us at (516) 767-9600.

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