Eliminate mold and moisture damage with our dry home solutions
Flooding water deals enormous damage to a building. However, the worst of the damage is often not caused directly by the flooding itself.
Once the standing water has been removed, moisture will still exist in areas such as fiberglass insulation, drywall, carpeting, and within structural wood.
If this moisture is not dried and removed completely, it will encourage mold growth behind the walls and in enclosed cavities (closets, wall voids, cabinets, crawl spaces) within the building.
Other Types Of Humidity Damage
In addition to mold growth, building humidity will also enhance the growth of allergenic dust mites and health-compromising bacteria.
The dark, humid environment also provides an ideal habitat for a wide variety of pests, including cockroaches, termites, carpenter ants, rodents, wood-boring beetles, and some species of cricket.
If mold is allowed to grow, it can lead to severe damages to property values. In one study of toxic mold, the average discount for affected property was a 59% decrease in value.
Control moisture in your home
Call or email us for a free water removal quote today! We serve Portage, Lake Station, Chesterton and many nearby areas, including South Bend, Gary, Cicero, Valparaiso, Berwyn, Orland Park, Lemont and other parts of Indiana.
Tearing out water-damaged drywall and replacing it with new materials will lead to future mold problems if even a small amount of moisture remains trapped behind the new wall material.
Structural wood framing should contain no more than 14% moisture (12% or less is ideal). As a comparison, firewood is dry enough to burn when its moisture content is 20% or less.
Humidity Control & Drying Services in Indiana
Mold begins to grow almost immediately when there is sufficient temperature, moisture, and organic material present for mold to eat.
Additionally, long-term moisture in a building will lead to a variety of other serious problems, including warping wood, blistering paint, odors, and damaged electrical components of the home.
Saturated building materials may also release hazardous chemicals and gasses. If your home is experiencing flooding, it's vitally important that drying begins as soon as possible.
For a free written humidity control & drying quote in your area, call or email us today! We provide services to structures of all types -- commercial, municipal, and residential -- throughout the Indiana area.
Our service area includes Lake Station, Portage, Chesterton and many nearby areas, including Gary, South Bend, Valparaiso, Cicero, Orland Park, Lemont, Berwyn and the surrounding regions.
Indoor Humidity Alert!
Some dehumidifiers on the market today attempt to keep your basement dry by blowing outside air into the home. This is a mistake!
100cfm of outside air, at a 70°F dewpoint, will bring in over 10 gallons of water every day. In your cool basement, this humidity condensates, providing ample moisture for mold growth.
Keep your home protected and looking great with your local contractor today
At Stash Property Restoration, we care about keeping your home looking and functioning the way it's supposed to. Whether you need anything from a small roof repair to a complete disaster restoration, we will be there for you with quality products, skilled craftsmanship, and fantastic customer service.
To learn more about our services and get a free estimate, call or email us today! We proudly serve in Portage, Chesterton, Valparaiso, Crown Point, Dyer, East Chicago, Michigan City, Hammond, Highland, Munster, Schererville and throughout the surrounding areas.