Rapid water extraction and mitigation is key to avoiding secondary damage concerns and excessive humidity in your property. High humidity and other secondary damage occur when the moisture on and in the wet materials begins to evaporate, saturating the surrounding air. Previously unaffected materials now take on moisture. Early signs of high humidity damage include condensation forming on walls, ceiling tiles sagging from high moisture content and paper stock taking on moisture to the point it cannot be used for copying.
This damage is mitigated by controlling the relative humidity inside the building with the use of high-capacity dehumidifiers. Quick action at this stage will keep the moisture content of the building material and contents below the threshold at which they will support microbial growth.