Inspecting Behind the Scenes
You have been at work all day, return home and what do you want do? Probably get home, relax, and call it a night. But when you walk in and your water tank let go while you are gone? That changes everything.
In trying to take care of it themselves, not put in an insurance claim, and get everything over with as quickly as possible, people can sometimes use their own tools to stop and dry up water damage. But, unfortunately, sometimes the unseen water in your home or office can cause the most problems. Hidden behind walls, cabinets or under flooring can be pooled water or moisture that will cause greater health risks to your home and family later on.
At SERVPRO® of The Andovers, we have the tools to see the hidden damage and help stop future problems from happening.
Here are some of the tools that are used regularly by the SERVPRO of The Andovers professionals:
Moisture Sensors – these will detect moisture in carpet, walls, and baseboards.
- Moisture Meters – these determine the level of moisture in materials. These can either penetrate or not the materials, depending on what they are to help monitor the progress of drying throughout the job.
- Thermohygrometers – these devices help monitor the temperature and relative humidity in the air. These two are a large part in the drying process and help the SERVPRO® professionals determine how to adjust the process along the way.
- Infrared Cameras – this helps identify the areas that have hidden moisture and document its location. These cameras identify temperature differences in materials from where the areas are cooling (water has been evaporating) and where it is still affected by the moisture.
Our goal is to help homeowners restore their home back to preloss conditions and prevent further damage. For more information on how SERVPRO of The Andovers can help you protect your home, call us at 978-475-1199.