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SERVPRO Saves Time and Money in Water Damage Repair in Clearwater

2/9/2022 (Permalink)

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How Do SERVPRO Techs Measure Humidity During Water Damage Repair in Clearwater Homes? 

Dry air is perhaps one of the most essential tools for drying wet materials at a restorer's disposal. Hence, the SERVPRO techs need to be able to measure the moisture in the air accurately during water damage repair of your Clearwater home.  

SERVPRO techs express the humidity of air during water damage repair in Clearwater using two ways:

  • The relative humidity is the ratio of air's moisture at any given temperature to the maximum moisture it can hold at that temperature expressed as a percentage. As the temperature of the air increases, its moisture-holding capacity also increases.   
  • Humidity ratio is the proportion of the weight of water vapor (measured in grains) preset per pound of dry air measured at a given temperature. 

Why Do SERVPRO Techs Prefer Humidity Ratio Over Relative Humidity During Water Cleanup in Clearwater?

While both relative humidity and humidity ratio are a good measure of the amount of moisture present in the air, SERVPRO techs generally prefer to rely on humidity ratios for their calculations. As the temperature has a tremendous effect on the properties of air, relative humidity is not a good indicator of the quantity of moisture present in the air.  

On the contrary, the humidity ratio measures the actual amount of moisture present in the air, and consequently, it is a better indicator of how wet or dry it is.

What Equipment Can Measure the Humidity Ratio of Air?

One of the most trusted devices that can give a restorer an accurate measure of the humidity ratio of the air is a thermo-hygrometer. These can also measure vapor pressure and dew point of the air.

Call SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach at (727) 614-0099 with any questions or concerns.

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