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How Does SERVPRO Manipulate Conditions to Facilitate Faster Drying in Advance?

10/31/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Considers Several Factors When Ridding Your Advance Home of Excess Moisture

Having pooling water or a leak in your Advance home leads to excess moisture in the air, causing high humidity levels. North Carolina experiences high humidity levels throughout much of the year, so regulating it becomes more critical after a water leak anywhere in your home. SERVPRO technicians understand psychrometry and how it can impact water removal. The three main factors, humidity, airflow, and temperature (HAT), play essential parts for adequate drying.

SERVPRO Technicians Understand the Importance of Psychrometric Conditions
The temperature inside your Advance home during your water removal project directly impacts the amount of water held in the air. The warmer the air, the more moisture it can hold before it becomes saturated. Cooler temperatures have less moisture before it becomes saturated.

What is the Difference Between Relative and Specific Humidity?
    •    Relative humidity (RH) is the measure of how much moisture is in the air at any given time. Technicians measure RH in percentages. The goal for comfortable interiors is about 60% or less.
    •    Specific humidity is the actual amount of moisture in the air. Units of measure for specific humidity are grains per pound (gpp).

How Does the SERVPRO Team Regulate Humidity Levels?
    •    SERVPRO technicians use thermo-hygrometers (or hygrometers) to measure relative humidity levels.
    •    By measuring humidity levels, technicians can work to attain a comfortable range
    •    Technicians remove excess water from the home with extraction equipment; the less water remaining in the house means lower humidity levels.
    •    Technicians use air moving equipment in conjunction with dehumidifiers to remove excess moisture, taking care to not over dry your home.

For 24/7 assistance with water removal, contact SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415 to speak with our emergency response team. We make it “Like it never even happened.”

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