Making Sense of the Numbers: How Maths Is Used to Repair Water Damage in Madison
At SERVPRO, we believe in taking a personal approach to water damage repair. We understand that dealing with a leak or flood can be stressful. Most customers want to stay on top of what our technicians are doing, but they also need to trust them to get on with the task.
Successful water damage restoration involves a surprising amount of mathematical skill. It takes a wealth of precision to reverse the effects of water damage in Madison properties. The team must use humidity percentages and drying fractions to determine the optimal conditions for extraction and dehumidification.
This guide to the most significant numbers is going demystify the process and give you a deeper insight into water damage repair.
40% Room Humidity
It is the room humidity which the SERVPRO team attempt to reach, in residential buildings, after twenty-four hours of drying. If the space is particularly broad or there are complicating factors, it may take longer.
60% Room Humidity
It is what is considered too high for a home. If the humidity in the room is 60% or over, hygroscopic materials become compromised by moisture. They are more vulnerable to microbial invasion too.
55 GPP (Grains of Moisture per Pound)
Standard refrigerant dehumidifiers can only handle a certain amount of humidity. If the GPP reading is above 55, we may need to bring in more specialist tools. However, this is relatively rare in residential scenarios, as we spend a reasonable amount of time extracting liquid water in larger amounts first.
It is the optimal temperature range for a refrigerant dehumidifier. So, it is what restoration experts work towards when setting up drying conditions. At this level, the machines operate at their most efficient rate. It makes it easier for SERVPRO to monitor and predict the progression of the dehumidification process.
Air movers (which direct clean, dry air) should be placed between 10-16 feet away from one another if there is more than one. The range offers plenty of flexibility because the capacity for this depends on the size of the space. However, if positioned too far apart, the humid air is not pushed towards the dehumidifiers for extraction.
To find out more about the facts and figures associated with successful water damage repair, speak to SERVPRO of Madison/Goodlettsville. You can find us in the Madison area. Our team can help you beat the flooding blues and get your home back to normal. Call us 24/7 on (615) 868-5324.