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What is Vapor Water Damage, and How Can it Affect my Hyde Park Home?

12/24/2021 (Permalink)

a water damaged ceiling with watermarks all over it Excess vapor and humidity can often leave telltale signs on your walls. Contact SERVPRO to evaluate the situation and formulate an effective plan.

Vapor Issues are Common in Water Damage Restoration. SERVPRO of Hyde Park Can Help

Vapor damage refers to a specific type of property damage that usually occurs due to water intrusion. These damages typically occur when water evaporates into a gas and can affect indoor humidity levels or condensate on walls, beneath floors, or ceiling areas. When water vapor condensates against a cooler surface, it returns to liquid form leading to more traditional forms of water impact such as yellowing, discoloration, mold growth, and dry rot. A professional restoration technician can perform necessary:

  • Building inspections
  • Humidity assessment
  • Restoration for the home

Mitigating the impact of water vapor is a part of the Water Damage restoration we perform for Hyde Park residents. Unlike liquid water damages, vapor can often go unnoticed and cause long-lasting damage. Many modern homes seek to counteract potential vapor issues resulting from crawlspaces or attics by installing vapor barriers that help to protect the external areas of a building from water. In a water intrusion event, it is normal to enlist the help of a water restoration technician who can help assess potential damages and perform actions to negate them. Our team can:

  • Accurately assess humidity rises using thermal hygrometers. This equipment is essential to predicting the likelihood of mold growth following water intrusion. 
  • Track water migration through the property or professionally inspect crawlspaces and air conditioning (HVAC) units for signs of potential problems leading to vapor damage. 
  • Dry out areas of the property using a combination of air movement and industrial-grade dehumidification, which can reduce damages associated with water vapor. 

After a water intrusion event, it is vital to organize a professional assessment. Contact SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County quoting water damage restoration at (845) 635-4550.

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