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How Monitoring Helps Wilmington Water Restoration Projects

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

Water On floor Water damage? SERVPRO is prepared with restoration equipment and experienced technicians.

Water Restoration Must Be Thorough 

A critical portion of every water recovery project is thoroughly drying the property and its contents. There are many potential issues with failing to remove all hidden damp caches in building materials or not fully addressing environmental moisture concerns. Some of these include:

  • Structural deterioration
  • Continued water damage
  • Mould growth and microbial threats

Where Has the Water Gone? 

An initial question our technicians must ask when starting water restoration in Wilmington homes is: Where did the water reach? Pooling liquid finds the least complicated or challenging path through a residence, which can mean travelling through the open space of the floor plan or migrating through-wall systems. We use sophisticated tools to pinpoint where moisture pockets exist that must be addressed with direct drying. 

Evaluating the Progress of Drying Tools

When these drying tools are deployed throughout a household, we must continually monitor their progress to ensure that we are on the most efficient restoration path for the home. Air movers work to eliminate surface moisture directly, so moisture meters used on impacted wall systems can show when the material still requires further evaporation. 

Reaching the Desired Humidity Levels

Moisture sensors can also help maintain reading on the humidity content in an environment. Hygrometers, in particular, are used for this purpose and help our SERVPRO technicians document the saturation of the atmosphere through various dehumidification and ventilation approaches. Readings and results show that a greater volume of dehumidification units could be necessary to maintain steady water removal and drying progress.

Water recovery services can be complicated even with our fast response and experienced team of restoration professionals. Mitigation and cleanup focus on getting moisture out of surfaces and the atmosphere, which can be monitored with special equipment. Our SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington team is ready to help 24/7 when you call (302) 762-8080. 

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