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Indoor Pool Room

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

Indoor Pool Room

Water can occur in three states: solid (ice), liquid or gas (vapor). Though in some cases, such as solid or liquid it is more obvious when water damage occurs. However, vapor can be just as damaging to porous materials such as drywall, wood or concrete with less noticeable results.

SERVPRO of Bend was called to a home where the property owner had an indoor pool and noticed extreme moisture in the air. The damage got worse when they started seeing paint peeling from the walls and some of the drywall tape coming off. When technicians from SERVPRO of Bend began using an infrared camera to assess the damage, they found that the walls and ceiling were saturated with water.

Using handheld meters, technicians were able to confirm that the moisture in the air was at saturation, 100% humidity and that most of the porous materials in the room were soaking up the moisture from the air.

SERVPRO of Bend discovered that the dehumidifier that had been installed in the pool room had malfunctioned. Though running, the installed dehumidifier was not able to keep up with the amount of humidity being generated from the pool room.

SERVPRO of Bend Technicians removed the damaged materials and used a desiccant dehumidifier to remove the excess amount of moisture in the air until the on-site dehumidifier was fixed. If you have interest in the science of drying or just want to inquiry about what we do, feel free and give SERVPRO of Bend a call at 541-385-7044.

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