I am thrilled -- thrilled I tell you, to report that the loud cumbersome machines that had been filling my laundry room and occupying the Recycle Bin's normal place are gone.
This means that I will no longer have my daily visits from Trevor, the charming young man from the remediation company. But it also means that I have full access to my washer.
It turns out that it's much harder to de-humidify wood and crawl spaces in the summer time when the humidity in the air generally is much higher. Had I thought about that, it would have been obvious.
It also turns out that the things we build our houses out of have the ability to "bind" water in weird ways. So... the crawl space humidity level went down... and down... and got to within ab ou 2% of the goal.... when whatever it was released the "bound water" and suddenly that level went UP 14% overnight even though there had been no rain. It took a few more days to get it back down again.
Finally, finally the sophisticated devices showed that our humidity levels were low enough to be "normal" again, and they whisked away the machines. Quiet descended once again.
Now, we're waiting for things to dry again.
Oh, they've put new dry wall up over the hole they had to cut to remove that mold spot. New dry wall means dry wall mud. The mud starts out pretty wet. So it's drying over the weekend. Today, they'll come in, sand and remud.... rinse repeat.
It sure is a good thing I like these guys!