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Humidity Can Cause Damage in Your Home

9/7/2022 (Permalink)

One of the telltale characteristics of monsoon season is high humidity. In addition to flooding, water condensation from humidity as a result of a monsoon storm can lead to secondary damage and cause more damage. Here’s how water condensation can cause big problems in your home.

How humidity damages homes

One issue most homeowners in the Valley rarely think about is humidity, as the Valley tends to be a very dry place with little moisture in the air. However, when the relative humidity rises significantly, as it does after major storms, so does the potential for damage from condensation. How can humidity damage homes? High humidity can cause problems in your home if relative humidity regularly exceeds 60%. When the air contains water vapor above that level, mold and mildew start to grow, while excess moisture can cause rot, damaging your belongings.

Undetected mold can be damaging

Mold spores thrive on moisture, so with high humidity and resulting condensation, you can see how mold quickly becomes a problem. Mold spores can grow into colonies when exposed to water.  Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or get indoors from your clothing or a pet. Higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Most homeowners may not even know they have a mold problem until they smell that musty odor in their homes. Mold can hide under carpets, in attics, and behind walls and can be tough to battle. Because of high humidity during monsoons, homeowners see an increase in mold issues.

How SERVPRO helps with mold from humidity

SERVPRO of East Phoenix has a proven process for dealing with mold issues in a home. First, we inspect and assess mold damage, looking for those areas that are out of sight such as attics and behind walls to ensure we get a full picture of the issue. We then focus on mold containment to stop the mold from spreading any further. Next is air filtration. Our specialized filtration equipment allows our Professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process. Depending on the situation, we then turn to removing mold and mold-infested materials such as carpeting, drywall, etc. Finally, we clean and restore all possessions impacted by mold to get your home back to normal.

If you have mold other damage in your home from humidity, contact SERVPRO

If water condensation from high humidity has caused mold or other issues in your home, call us today at (602) 507-6163. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all your damage restoration needs.

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