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High Humidity Effects

11/2/2017 (Permalink)

During a water damage to your home or business while some of your contents might not have been directly affected by the water, however the moisture in the air could have devastating and long lasting effects.

Clothing items, soft fabrics, and upholstered items exposed to high humidity are more likely to be ruined by mold and secondary damages. Besides microbial growth that can occur, high humidity from water damage can deflect, bend, or reshape these soft good items. High humidity will not distinguish between designer suits or an old pair of sweatpants, so realizing the problem and resolving it quickly is the best prevention to protect your content items.

Furniture covered with fabric has a lot of area for potential mold growth. When mold forms on upholstered furniture exposed to high humidity, repair can be very difficult or impossible. And who wants a smelly sofa?

While all of the conditions described above sound upsetting, they’re easily avoided. With Proper Water Mitigation and Drying. Here are SERVPRO of Southbury/Torrington we are trained in how to respond when this type of damage occurs. Please check out our website for additional info about water damage and high humidity secondary damages. http://www.SERVPROsouthburytorrington.com/

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