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Excess Moisture in The Air Can Damage Your Greenville, NC Home.

9/9/2022 (Permalink)

A toilet overflowed, causing water damage to a bathroom. Toilets, dishwashers, and refrigerators are all fairly common sources of water damage. Be sure to inspect them regularly!

Even if your home has never been flooded, excess moisture may still be wearing down its materials and creating ever-costlier damage to your property. A significant proportion of SERVPRO's water removal requests are for more moderate, subtle examples of water and moisture wreaking havoc in a home. Cases like these are some of the most common water removal projects we take on:

Excess Humidity

When a home's atmosphere is too humid because of excess water intrusion, airborne water droplets can start to cause damage to metals, wood, certain finishes, fabrics, and other materials common in American homes. Long periods of exposure to humid conditions can encourage mold growth in fabrics and building materials. During standard water remediation techniques, we remove standing water first by pumping and extracting, then reduce the relative humidity in the air and the moisture content of materials by deploying air movers and dehumidifiers. This dehumidification process also improves overall indoor air quality (IAQ). SERVPRO offers various types of equipment such as low grain refrigerant (LGR) and silica gel-based (desiccant) dehumidifiers. 

Appliance Malfunctions

Even the most stalwart appliances can malfunction on occasion, and objects that use large volumes of water in their normal operation are susceptible to flooding or dampening the area around them. Even if no standing water is created, small mishaps can still saturate porous materials and cause long-term damage if the cause of dampness is not addressed, and a proper water restoration procedure is conducted.


Leaks and drips in other areas in your home can also develop into problems significant enough to warrant a full water removal effort. Even small leaks that are left unrepaired for an extended period can allow the water to seep deep into materials to create a soaked, mold-vulnerable area, often hidden behind walls or beneath flooring materials.

SERVPRO of Greenville provides water removal solutions for almost any water or flood problem you may have. For fast, 24/7 service, give us a call at 252-329-7205.

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