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Which Tools are Used to Assess and Evaluate Water Damage in Colorado Springs Homes?

2/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Which Tools are Used to Assess and Evaluate Water Damage in Colorado Springs Homes? Water damage can severely affect your home. Take the time to call SERVPRO to mitigate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Use the Latest Tools in the Field of Water Detection


Water damage restoration involves more than just extracting and drying the wet areas. To do this successfully, technicians must first carry out rigorous assessments. They need to understand the extent of the leak or flooding and the specific requirements of the space.

No two homes are the same, and all cases of water damage in Colorado Springs are different. SERVPRO uses a range of moisture monitoring and evaluation equipment to determine the scale of the problem and keep track of the restoration. Consistent supervision is essential, as drying equipment requires regular checks and adjustments for optimal results.

Keep reading to find out more about the moisture testing and evaluation tools used by SERVPRO.

Moisture Metres

Moisture meters represent some of the simplest evaluation instruments. However, they are excellent at detecting hidden leaks and areas of concealed moisture. For example, if a pipe bursts inside a wall, the leak itself might not be visible.

To figure out what is causing the surface of the wall to feel cold and wet, the SERVPRO technicians have to take measurements. They may insert a pinhole reader a short distance into the plaster or drywall. The end of the instrument is very sensitive and detects water.

Infrared Cameras

While thermal cameras are costly and less likely to make an appearance than pinhole readers, they do make valuable tools in certain circumstances. In most cases, the source of the moisture is evident. It comes from a cracked pipe, a blocked drain, an overflowing toilet, or some other residential emergency. In cases where it is not clear, infrared cameras are good at detecting tell-tale changes in surface temperature.

Borescopes

The borescope has a lot in common with the pinhole reader, but it is a little more sophisticated. The shape is much the same. However, instead of there being a sensitive component at one end, there is an eyepiece. It gets inserted inside a surface, where a leak is suspected. The area under scrutiny could be inside a duct, an HVAC system, a plaster wall, or behind a cabinet.

If your home is a victim of residential flooding or you need repairs for a recent leak, we can help. At SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs, we are committed to helping Colorado Springs residents reverse the effects of water damage. Call us 24/7 on (719) 574-2789.

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