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Why Is Monitoring A Vital Part of Water Mitigation?

8/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment on water damaged hardwood floor Sometimes we have to remove structural elements like flooring and drywall to thoroughly dry your home.

Raleigh Residents Can Rest Assured Their Water Mitigation Project Is Under Control

People living in Raleigh know that sometimes when it comes to home maintenance or disaster mitigation, you need to call in the professionals. Dealing with a water loss event in your home is frustrating – why make it even worse by trying to handle everything yourself?

For water mitigation in Raleigh, look no further than SERVPRO. Our professional water cleanup service includes professional monitoring to ensure the job is complete. What is monitoring, and why does it matter? Let’s take a look.

What are the steps for water mitigation?

Water monitoring occurs after several other restoration steps. First, our teams:

  • Assess the situation and make a plan
  • Remove any structural elements, such as drywall that are not salvageable
  • Make sure the building is safe and secure, so we begin work
  • Extract water from your home
  • Clean your home and belongings

Once all this is complete, we set up drying equipment. Our drying kit includes dehumidifiers and a range of different air movers.

What is water monitoring?

Water monitoring means setting up our drying system and then leaving it to run for a while (usually around 24 hours.) After the dryers have run for a while, we come back and test the moisture levels to assess how well the drying is going.

What tests does SERVPRO carry out?

Monitoring begins with a visual assessment where our teams check out the overall look and feel of the area and assess whether all equipment is still funning as it should Then, we use the following equipment to assess drying progress:

  • A penetrating moisture meter to assess moisture levels in materials that can be probed such as carpet, carpet backing, or soft furnishings
  • A non-penetrating moisture meter reads moisture levels in materials that cannot be probed such as hardwood flooring, tiles, or cabinetry
  • A thermal hygrometer to assess evaluate the temperature and humidity

We use these tests to ascertain if drying is proceeding according to plan and make any necessary adjustments.

Proper monitoring means there is no guesswork involved – we rely on facts and figures, so you know our results are accurate.

For a thorough water mitigation service, you can rely on, call SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest at (919) 790-1222.

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