Relative humidity plays a large factor when dealing with water damage in Clearwater and Tampa Bay area homes and businesses. The team at I Find and Dry leaks uses hygrometers to test indoor humidity levels as well as outdoor humidity levels. Once a water damage event or indoor flood occurs, equipment such as dehumidifiers are installed inside the home in order to bring down relative humidity levels. By also installing fans or air movers, the process of evaporation is used to remove water from water damaged walls, ceilings, floors and cabinetry. The air movers blow across the water damaged building materials and the water evaporates into the air. The dehumidifiers remove the water from the air. By monitoring the relative humidity over a period of time, we can check the drying progress of your water loss.
It is also a good idea to leave your air conditioner running if you are going to be gone for an extended period of time, especially during the summer months. It is very humid during the summertime in Florida, and this humidity will find its way into your Clearwater home or business causing indoor relative humidity levels to rise. Florida black mold loves humidity and you may return to find mold growth inside of your home or business. Your AC system is also a dehumidifier as water condensates on the cold coils once air is moving through the system indoors.