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Water Damage Tools

1/28/2022 (Permalink)

It can be tempting when there is water damage to your home, to want to just mop everything up and make sure the surfaces are dry and call it a day. In reality, this is something you should never do. Water has a way of getting into anything and everything that it touches. Anything porous will suck it up and moisture will be retained hidden inside of the materials, or it can get behind the walls and soak your insulation. This can cause serious problems because if left untreated these spots of moisture can slowly wreak havoc on your home.

Here at SERVPRO of Chesapeake North our skilled technicians are trained to seek out and dry out all of the hidden moisture in your home after water damage occurs. We use specialized equipment to check humidity, temperature, and moisture content of the materials in your home. These proven methods help to ensure that your home is actually completely dry, and the damage has been stopped.

  • Moisture Sensors – These are used to detect moisture in carpets, padding and subfloors
  • Moisture Meters – This is used to measure the moisture content in various different materials with either a probe or surface detector
  • Hydrometers – A tool used to measure temperature and relative humidity in your home. This helps to make sure that the drying process is moving along as efficiently as possible

As you can see, there’s more to it than just mopping up the water that you can see and making sure the surfaces are dry. These tools are critical in making sure that the potential hidden water in your home is gone to prevent further water damage and microbial growth from happening in places that you can’t see.

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