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3/23/2020 (Permalink)


Removing water is just the first step in drying water damage. It can take days or even weeks to dry walls, carpets and other materials. Trapped moisture within a wall cavity can lead to the growth of bacteria. Microbial growth will occur if allowed to remain wet for extended periods of time from your home. To let the trapped moisture escape, you should open windows and doors and it would be wise to use a dehumidifier to reduce the moisture content of the air and help things dry more quickly, especially in closed areas.

A dehumidifier is an electrical appliance which reduces and maintains the level of humidity in the air, usually for health or comfort reasons, or to eliminate musty odors and to prevent the growth of mildew by extracting water from the air. It can be used for household, commercial, or industrial applications.

Here are several reasons why a humidifier is important:

  1. Mold Prevention

Every homeowner's mold is a nightmare. Moist, damp air is the ideal environment for mold and a dehumidifier can remove the moisture while preventing new mold from growing.

  1. Improve Air Quality

The quality of air in your home is not only measured in the amount of toxins that you may or may not be breathing in, but also by the humidity levels of the air itself. A dehumidifier cleanses the air of harmful substances and plays an important role in improving your indoor air quality.

  1. Protects Your Home

High humidity levels can destroy your home structure. Moisture can affect the wood in your home, including the support beams, causing them to crack or split. Mold can grow in the wall. Metal fittings may start to rust. All these might happen because of too much humidity.  A dehumidifier is a way to prevent your home from deteriorating, while creating a healthier living environment for your family.

  1. Drains Continuously

Dehumidifiers are essential for drying out a home in a warm or hot environment after a flood. Dehumidifiers have a large reservoir capacity, allowing for continuous drainage which can reduce user maintenance, as well as provide continual dehumidification for your space.

Don’t let yourself suffer. Getting a dehumidifier can help you live a healthier and happier life, it is also important to consult experts in water damage and disaster restoration. If you need a local restoration company that will protect your home, Call SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911. We have a 24/7 Hotline. 

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