Protecting Your Home From the Aftereffects of Water Damage

When your property experiences damage from a disaster such as a hurricane, tornado, flooding or water intrusion, you need to move quickly to protect your home and valuables from the dampness and humidity that can last long after the disaster itself.

Be aware of your environment. Walk through the house and check for:

  1. water stains or condensation on the inside of the windows of your home lingering, musty odor in your living areas, basement, or crawl space

  2. cupped wood paneling

  3. warping wood floors

  4. peeling wallpaper blistering paint on walls

  5. rooms that feel “cold and clammy”

  6. rooms that feel “muggy”

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor relative humidity levels should be kept below 60 percent, ideally between 30-50 percent. Depending on the geographical location of your home and the time of year, a solution for elevated indoor humidity control is a dehumidifier.

Abacus Environment, Inc. is a fully licensed and insured environmental consulting agency. Our specialists are experts in mold prevention, dehumidification and moisture control. We will identify the problem areas and formulate a customized plan to get your property back to its original condition. We will work to:

  1. Lower the relative humidity in your home to a comfortable level

  2. Reduce the cold, clammy feeling that comes from lowering the temperature on your thermostat to reduce the humidity level in your home

  3. Help create an environment where dust mites can’t survive (when the air is maintained below 50% relative humidity)

  4. Help protect your hardwood flooring from warping

  5. For more information on our services, give us a call today.

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