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How Do You Know When My House Is Dry After Conducting Water Damage Repair?

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Use Various Types of Tools To Test for Moisture Content in Your Redwood City Home

After you suffer from a water leak in one of the pipes inside your Redwood City house, our SERVPRO technicians can inspect your entire structure for the presence of moisture. Once we determine what items got wet, we can then conduct extraction and drying procedures to dry them out.

How do you figure out which items got wet?

During our initial inspection before we begin water damage repair inside your Redwood City home, we use moisture sensors and meters to determine which structural components got affected. We can use moisture sensors to detect the presence of H2O in your carpets. We can also use penetrating and non-penetrating moisture meters to find the moisture content in building materials such as wood studs and drywall.

How can you tell how wet my drywall and studs in my house got?

As a part of our inspection process, we take measurements of several different materials in your structure. We can take several readings of areas in your home that we know got affected and rooms that did not get wet. By comparing the two moisture content numbers, we can then see how wet an item got. The moisture content reading of the unaffected areas in your house also serves as a drying goal.

How do you tell if the drying procedures are working?

Monitor the drying process- We can return to your home each day that we have drying equipment set up to make sure that your affected building materials and contents are drying. We can take moisture readings each day to figure out if the drying efforts are working how they should.

Ensure the equipment is working properly- We make sure all of our drying equipment is working properly each day until the drying goal is met.

Document the drying process- Each day we take readings, we document the numbers so that we can see the progress over time and show it to you the homeowner.

If a pipe in your house Foster City or surrounding areas ever leaks, call SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos at (650) 591-4137 24/7.

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