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The Consequences of Ignoring Property Water Damage: Severe Structural Damage and Uncontrolled Mold Growth

6/29/2023 (Permalink)

water splash to focus on water damage SERVPRO specialize in providing emergency response water damage cleanup services, responding swiftly to minimize secondary damages.

We specialize in providing emergency response water damage cleanup and mitigation services, responding swiftly to minimize secondary damages to your property.

Your Trusted Partner in Addressing and Restoring All Types of Water Damage on Manhattan

Water damage can pose significant threats to your property, including structural damage and mold growth. Neglecting to properly clean up and remediate water damage can lead to even greater issues down the line. Some property damage may seem like a small problem at first, such as a dishwasher flood or a ceiling stain, there could be hidden damage. That's why SERVPRO is here to help. We specialize in providing emergency response cleanup and mitigation services, responding swiftly to minimize secondary damages to your property.

The Importance of Addressing High Humidity and Hidden Water Damage

During warm spring and summer months, maintaining ideal relative humidity can be challenging, particularly if there is a hidden moisture source within your property. If you're experiencing difficulties with high humidity in your residence or commercial building, there may be hidden moisture causing the problem. Our highly trained SERVPRO crews are experienced in identifying unseen water damage concerns. By utilizing advanced technology, our team can locate hidden moisture and other property damages that may have been missed.


At SERVPRO, we employ special detection equipment to identify and address hidden water damage effectively. Our tools include:

  • Moisture Sensors: These sensors detect moisture in carpets and carpet padding, helping us locate areas that require attention.

  • Moisture Meters: By measuring the actual moisture content of various materials, our technicians can monitor the drying process accurately. This information is crucial in determining the progress of restoration.

  • Thermo-hygrometers: These devices measure both temperature and relative humidity. By capturing these readings, our SERVPRO technicians, using a psychrometric chart, can calculate specific humidity, dew point, and vapor pressure.

  • Infrared Cameras: Infrared cameras are invaluable in identifying the location and extent of moisture in walls. They allow us to identify hidden pockets of water that may be causing damage.


Hidden moisture or water leaks can cause serious issues such as structural damage and mold growth before they are discovered. Excess water and moisture can be absorbed by wood, drywall, insulation, and furniture, leading to warping, stains, bubbling, and structural deterioration. Additionally, hidden moisture problems can contribute to high indoor humidity levels, which can result in mold growth and other property concerns over time. The key to mold prevention lies in moisture control and proper airflow.

SERVPRO’s Mold Remediation Services

If you suspect your home is suffering from excessive high humidity or mold growth, it's crucial to seek professional assistance promptly. Our experienced SERVPRO staff can inspect your property for mold and water damage, locate the source of hidden moisture, and develop a customized mold removal and remediation plan to restore your home to a healthy and safe condition. Our certified specialists will thoroughly inspect the property, utilizing moisture meters, cameras, and other tools to identify hidden or less accessible problem areas. If mold is detected, we will contain the damage to the smallest possible area, physically remove the mold, thoroughly dry the affected areas, and utilize antifungal and antibacterial cleaners to prevent its return. We always strive to restore building materials and possessions affected by mold rather than replacing them whenever possible.

Choose SERVPRO for Professional Property Restoration Services

When your Manhattan home or business experiences water damage or high humidity concerns, rely on SERVPRO for top-quality property restoration services. Our skilled technicians utilize sophisticated tools to determine the presence of hidden moisture and dampness in your Suffolk County property. Waiting too long to choose a professional cleanup and recovery service can be a costly and hazardous mistake. Rest assured that our SERVPRO specialists closely monitor and document all cleanup, mitigation, and remediation steps to ensure that your moisture problem is addressed correctly.

Don't let water damage and hidden moisture compromise the safety and integrity of your property. Contact SERVPRO of Central Manhattan today for comprehensive restoration services and let our experienced team restore your property "Like it never even happened."

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