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Measuring Our Efforts with Moisture Meters

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Measuring Our Efforts with Moisture Meters Detecting moisture behind a wall with a moisture meter

Restoring your property following a flood is all about getting building materials and contents dry as soon as possible.

The longer everything remains wet, the more likely you will have to deal with mold growth or permanently unsalvageable materials.

Moisture Measurements

Our production manager will bring a moisture meter when assessing your water damage to measure how much moisture is in various areas and materials in the building. These measurements guide our recommendations and allow us to evaluate our efforts during the drying period.

A thermal imaging camera shows us where to look for water hidden behind walls and beneath floors by revealing temperature changes around a room. A moisture meter identifies whether water is responsible for any temperature differences found.

Pre-loss Condition

Our aim when restoring a water damage is to return the property to preloss condition. A building will not be completely dry at the end of the job, as there is always some amount of humidity in the air.

When we first arrive at your loss, we will measure the moisture in a room unaffected by the flooding. This measurement will indicate the usual humidity of the building, and that will be our target for determining when our drying efforts have reached preloss condition.

Daily Moisture Readings

Each day during your restoration project, our technicians monitor progress at your location. They make sure all equipment is running as expected, and that drying is proceeding as it should.

Daily moisture meter readings show us whether or not the humidity is going down in each treatment area. If we find drying has stalled, we will figure out why. We want to avoid wasting time and money on extra drying days.

Professional Restoration

A moisture meter is just one of the many tools we use to dry your building after a flood. Call on our trained and certified professional restoration technicians when you have a flood. We will make it “Like it never even happened.”

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