Dehumidification & Moisture Removal Services in Chicago, IL
Dehumidification Services at Brouwer Brothers Steamatic in Chicago, IL
Improper drying of moisture-damaged structures can result in mold growth and additional structural damage. Brouwer Brothers Steamatic‘s highly trained technicians can extract standing water, stabilize the environment, and provide structure drying services utilizing refrigerant or desiccant dehumidification. Our drying procedures follow the ANSI/IICRC S 500 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration.
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Our Dehumidification Process
Our innovative dehumidification process follows multiple steps to ensure your property is free from excess moisture and the risk of mold. Work with a full-service team to prevent unnecessary damage or missing water and mold issues in your home. Here are the necessary steps we take for dehumidification Chicago:
- Assess the damage
- Extract and evaporate existing moisture
- Dehumidify and control the moisture
- Monitor progress
Assessing the nature of the water damage in your home takes a certified technician and state-of-the-art equipment. Using commercial-grade instruments, our professionals carefully identify any water damage in your building. This helps get a clear picture of your dehumidification needs and if there are any materials that need to be removed and replaced as part of our water damage restoration service.
Next, we extract any standing water in your home. Dehumidification is a recommended process for damp surfaces and remaining moisture, but standing water must be extracted by draining, pumping, and vacuuming surfaces. Our high-velocity movers offer professional-grade evaporation to dry any remaining moisture quickly.
We use a range of dehumidifying techniques to lower the amount of moisture in the air. Even fully dried surfaces can be at risk of mold growth and water damage if the air in your home has too much humidity.
Our services end with progress monitoring to ensure your home is left at the ideal humidity level. Dry air can affect your health and comfort, while humid air can cause water to condense on materials and encourage water damage. Continual monitoring ensures your property is left with the right balance of humidity. Otherwise, the root of the issue may not be solved. A quick water removal service without monitoring may not effectively prevent additional water damage in your home.
Simply removing standing water isn’t enough. Not only may there be water trapped under your flooring or in your walls, but excess humidity can also condensate on surfaces and cause similar water damage. Work with a leading dehumidification team to accurately diagnose the issue and find effective solutions to maintain a healthy home.
Signs of Moisture Damage in Your Home
Moisture damage can appear on a wide range of surfaces in your home. Any material that isn’t intended for exposure to water saturation can be compromised by standing water or high humidity. Here are some common surfaces that we inspect for signs of moisture damage:
- Carpet and hardwood flooring
Standing water or high humidity can cause water to stain, warp, and otherwise compromise these materials. Drywall and upholstered furniture, in particular, can harbor mold growth and require mold remediation services.
Contact Brouwer Brothers Steamatic at the first signs of water damage or high humidity in your home. We can prevent warping floorboards, stained drywall, and other issues if we spot water issues soon enough. If you’re already experiencing these symptoms of humidity, you may need our remediation services to replace damaged materials and remove mold growth in your walls, attic, or subfloor area.
Why Choose Brouwer Brothers Steamatic?
With over 50 years of tireless service, our 24/7 response team is always available for any home emergency. Allowing standing water to sit in your home for a few hours or a few days can have disastrous consequences, so get started with your water removal and dehumidification process immediately. Choose a team that’s open, honest, takes pride in their work, and is ready to serve.
Choose a leader in Chicago dehumidification today. Contact us at Brouwer Brothers Steamatic for full-service moisture control, water removal, and mold remediation services. Whether you have frequent humidity issues or a single emergency water leak, we provide you with the latest remediation tools and techniques to keep your home safe and your family healthy.
Dehumidification & Moisture Removal FAQs
What is the purpose of a dehumidifier?
A dehumidifier removes all the excess moisture from the indoor air. If your home is always hot and humid, this is because there’s too much moisture in the air. Too much moisture in your home can also lead to excessive mold growth. A dehumidifier ensures the humidity levels in your house stay below 50% humidity and can curb mold growth in your home.
What is the source of humidity in your home?
Humidity comes from several different sources. Humidity in your home is mainly caused by outdoor humidity. This is why you need to ensure your home remains air-sealed. However, some rooms, such as the laundry room, kitchen, and basement, have relatively higher levels of moisture. Other sources include rainfall and poor drainage around the house. Humidifiers and leaking pipes are also common causes.
Can dehumidification services help with your allergies?
Yes, a humidifier will help with your allergies. High humidity creates the perfect environment where mold, mildew, and bacteria growth. Dust mites thrive in high humidity. They can cause allergic reactions, skin irritations, and respiratory problems. A dehumidifier helps keep the air inside your home dry and mold-free.
What are the ideal levels of humidity for your home?
Between 40 – 50% relative humidity. At this level of relative humidity, the house will feel comfortable and cool. It is also important for people who live in humid climates to know that low humidity levels below 25% can cause discomfort, eye irritation, and respiratory problems. Reaching a healthy humidity medium will prevent mold and mildew growth, as well as create a comfortable home for you and your family.
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