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Is High Indoor Humidity Causing Water Damage to Your Miami Business?

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Is High Indoor Humidity Causing Water Damage to Your Miami Business? Inspect your business often for signs of high humidity levels.

Miami's Commercial Water Removal Team Talks About Problems with High Humidity

If a water leak takes place inside your Miami gift shop, there are several different types of problems that could occur. When moisture comes into direct contact with items it can cause them to become saturated and force you to call in a professional commercial water removal company like SERVPRO. When your building materials or contents come into direct contact with moisture the problems created are considered primary damage. When the water leak creates other issues like elevated humidity levels or mold, the problems are called secondary damage. When things get wet inside your store, the increased relative humidity levels can also cause problems that become a part of your commercial water removal project. 

Our SERVPRO technicians have experience in dealing with problems on both residential and non-residential properties. We know that when conducting commercial water removal at your Miami property, we must watch humidity levels closely.  In humid areas like Florida controlling indoor humidity levels is vital when trying to prevent secondary damage. Once the water comes into contact with your contents and building materials, the moisture starts evaporating from the wet materials and turns into vapor in the air since things in nature always strive to reach an equilibrium level. However, once water vapor starts building up, the relative humidity levels rise to the point where the vapor itself can start to damage your building materials and products in your store. 

When indoor relative humidity levels rise above 70 percent, it becomes challenging to dry out your structural components. Once the humidity levels get that high, organic substances inside your store become at risk for mold damage. When humidity levels rise, some of the products in your gift store could get damaged by the water vapor which is why any time our SERVPRO technicians work towards mitigating water damage we set up dehumidifiers to lower indoor relative humidity levels. Reducing the humidity not only helps reduce the chance of secondary problems taking place but also helps speed up the natural evaporation process. 

If you ever need water removed from your gift shop, call SERVPRO of Cutler Bay at (305) 278-8484 24/7.

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