What to Do After your Floors Dry Out

Flood Damage Repair Washington DCSo, your flooded home has, at last, dried out, its cleanup is finished, and now you are waiting for your contractor to start the rebuilding process. That might be quite a wait.

The discomfort you’ll feel from the high humidity, unfortunately, will be the least of your issues. The humid air that is coming in through your walls from the outside is going to continue to raise the moisture levels in the air until it starts condensing upon everything it touches within the home. If this condition isn’t taken care of soon, the condensation is going to start to promote mold growth.

So, the initial thing you should do is get the air conditioner repaired and/or checked and ensure that you operate it at a reasonable temperature. You may get an air conditioner repair company quickly even after region-wide flooding. The second thing includes installing at least insulation, and preferably drywall and insulation on the outside walls as soon as you can.

Invest in a hygrometer to constantly monitor your levels of humidity. Ideally the Relative Humidity (RH) ought to be 50 percent or below, and it never should be 60 percent or above. Mold typically will start to grow as the humidity increases and remains above 60 percent. If you have not had the ability to do enough to keep your humidity in check, contact a restoration company that you used to deal with the initial flood damage. By that point after the flooding they ought to have an abundance of dehumidifiers available again, and you may see what type of deal they’ll offer you to install one or maybe two in your house until you’re able to get the rebuild accomplished. Do everything possible to control the humidity inside your house within this period and avoid the hassle and costs of further damage.

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