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How Does Vapor Pressure Impact Drying in Lenexa Homes?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

a puddle of water on flooring Understanding what water damage can do to your home is imperative, call SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa.

Careful mitigation and restoration ensure that the affected structure in a Lenexa home gets dried. 

Mitigation and restoration of your home after water damage incidents are impacted by many factors and variables. To reduce the severity of vapor pressure and humidity in the drying zone, we deploy several tools to effectively eliminate standing water and lower humidity ratios like:

  • Air movers
  • Wet vacuums
  • Desiccant and low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers

The Correlation of Humidity and Vapor Pressure

The generation of vapor pressure can impact water removal in Lenexa homes. Moisture content in the environment affects the weight of the air mass and the subsequent pressure it can produce. This vapor pressure measures the force that gases exert on sensitive surfaces in the drying space. The higher the vapor pressure, the more widespread and damaging water emergencies can become.

The Movement of Moisture Seeking Balance

Equilibrium plays a considerable role in the efficiency and effectiveness of drying practices that our SERVPRO team implements. When humidity is high in a damaged space, the vapor pressure is also high. Drying principles are consistent in that high pressure seeks low pressure to create a stable balance between the two. This introduces moisture into otherwise dry materials as the atmospheric moisture content moves.

Reduced Humidity Improves Drying

Lower moisture in the air means the air is less dense. The fewer grains and weight involved, the lower the vapor pressure. The lower pressures and humidity ratio means the less that the air within the affected space migrates to dryer areas seeking balance and equilibrium. Dehumidifiers like desiccants can considerably reduce moisture content.

Understanding complex drying sciences is one of the advantages of choosing our SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa team for restoration and recovery. We appreciate the severity of these situations and provide quick solutions based on the migration of moisture and the severity of the damage in the house. Our water restoration team is standing by to help 24/7 at (913) 782-4693.

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