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How Excessive Moisture Affects Your West Palm Beach Home

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Excessive moisture can become a friendly environment for mold growth.

Does Water Damage Dry Up in Your West Palm Beach Home?

Many West Palm Beach homeowners fail to see the severity of water loss incidents without standing water and visible damages. In truth, prolonged moisture and dampness, even in areas that are difficult to see or access, can pose the same potential threats as standing water can. More alarming is the volume of homeowners that believe that these water loss incidents can dry up on their own without the intervention of professional restorers or focused drying efforts with efficient equipment.

Water damage in West Palm Beach does not restore itself. Even with the possibility of environmental conditions drying out moisture and dampness over time, the effects to the exposed structural elements and construction materials persists. A wise solution is to address the water damage as it happens with efficient and effective tools like our high-velocity air movers and the Injecti-dry system that can penetrate areas like wall cavities, ceiling spaces, and into flooring.

In a single day, moisture and dampness can cause irreparable damage to construction materials like drywall. The saturation causes the material to bloat and distort, either making it too heavy to remain in position, or to degrade to the point of falling apart. Our SERVPRO professionals can assess the spread of moisture damage like this from the initial visit, making a note of the dampness levels for preservation approaches like flood cuts.

Allowing moisture and dampness to resolve on their own also presents secondary risks for your entire household. Mold spores naturally exist in your home, even in wall cavities or inaccessible areas of your property. When given the appropriate conditions to seat and thrive, these mold spores can adhere to damp surfaces and materials and begin to form hazardous colonies. Our SERVPRO remediation specialists can address these concerns as well, but they could also have gotten avoided with the appropriate initial response to the water damages.

If you want to know if dampness and moisture from water loss incidents can dry up on its own, the answer depends on the condition. To avoid costlier restoration and potential remediation, give our SERVPRO of Lake Worth rapid response team a call at (561) 588-9777.

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