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What are the Effects of Vapor Damage?

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

condensation on window; damage on frame showing Excess condensation can damage your home. Check your residence often for signs of excess humidity.

Water Intrusion Frequently Impacts Humidity and Can Cause Vapor Damage in your Morristown Home. Use SERVPRO for Expert Assistance

Water can affect a property in different ways. Liquid water may be the first damaging effect of water intrusion that comes to mind. However, water vapor can frequently be just as harmful as liquid water. High humidity levels can cause mold growth, cracking of interior walls, and slow down drying times in your home.

When conducting water restoration in your Morristown home, we keep a close eye on indoor humidity. Humidity is measurable in grains per pound (GPP) and relative humidity. Thermal hygrometers measure relative humidity and provide SERVPRO technicians with real-time data on vapor pressure and dew points. When water vapor reaches a dew point, it condensates, becoming particularly damaging if water condensates in wall cavities, electrical devices, or appliances. Picture it raining inside your house!

  • Technicians use hygrometers to measure the exhausted air from dehumidifiers. These instruments inform us of each unit's effectiveness.
  • Maintaining a dew point is reliant on portable heating equipment or heated airflow from an air-mover.
  • We can also use hygrometers to compare vapor pressure in affected and unaffected homes, which helps restore natural humidity and establish containment areas.

Water vapor can cause extensive problems in indoor environments. Contact SERVPRO of Hamblen County for water restoration at (423) 318-6733.

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