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Are You Making These Water Damage Remediation Mistakes in Avon?

4/14/2019 (Permalink)

Certified technicians need to inspect the extent of the water damage in your home. Sometimes detection equipment is used. Contact team SERVPRO.

Measuring Moisture in your Avon Home for an Informed Water Removal Service

Getting rid of excess water in the home may seem like a straightforward task. However, since water migrates from the source and can seep into cavities, crawlspaces or beneath fittings it can be challenging to guarantee the property is completely dry. We start from the source of moisture, usually a split pipe or plumbing issues, and work outwards. Using a range of equipment we can detect both the visible symptoms and areas that may be invisible to the naked eye.

Properties in need of water removal in Avon should first be subject to inspection. SERVPRO technicians use a range of detection of equipment to help inform us on the most efficient way to restore your home to its preloss condition. Our process begins with shutting off damage at the source, before working our way around the property, guided by sensors, infrared cameras, and thermal hygrometers.

Thermal imaging cameras use infrared light bands to find moisture that may be residing in cavities around the home. By finding these moisture pockets, SERVPRO can limit the likelihood of secondary damages occurring from stagnating water or mold growth. Where there are signs of moisture behind walls, we can drill small holes creating airflow, drying the interior before sealing and repainting the affected area.

In water emergencies, carpets may need removal as well as the subfloor mat which, more often than not, breaks apart after prolonged exposure to moisture. SERVPRO use moisture sensors to penetrate carpets or wooden flooring. These sensors light up if moisture is detected, informing us of how deeply saturated the material is. Where carpets can be pulled up, hardwoods can be dehumidified using desiccant dehumidifiers which help to pull moisture out from sodden boards.

Restoring a property to its natural humidity levels is essential to preventing mold growth. Your SERVPRO technician can measure relative humidity using a thermo-hygrometer and comparing to outside air as well as other unaffected rooms in the home. Most water removal equipment evaporates moisture using heat and airflow. This creates a humid indoor environment, but we can use refrigerant dehumidifiers to bring the air back to its normal condition.

Taking accurate measurements are essential to the planning and removal of potential damages. Contact SERVPRO of Farmington Valley at (860) 675-4500 for an accurate assessment.

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