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Moisture Detection Tools Aid Morristown Water Damage Repair Efforts

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

Moisture meter SERVPRO technicians know all the steps to take after water damage strikes in your home.

These High-tech Devices Help us Target our Morristown Water Damage Repairs

Part of our water damage remediation work involves detecting moisture in places that may not seem obvious at first glance. You may find a wet patch of carpet with ease, but can you point out where the subfloor underneath has been damaged, too?

Without detection equipment, our water damage repair work in Morristown would be much less effective. Some of the most problematic issues arise from hard-to-detect water sources. SERVPRO technicians train to look for:

  • Ceiling leaks
  • Leaking Roof from Storms
  • Moisture underneath flooring materials
  • Water content behind walls and cabinets
  • Signs of basement flooding

To detect these hidden water sources, SERVPRO technicians use several highly sensitive devices. One of the most common is the thermo-hygrometer, which can measure both temperature and relative humidity. When compared between areas, we can identify regions of the house with atypical moisture levels.

Another crucial tool we use is the moisture meter. A moisture meter can be either penetrating or non-penetrating, depending on the material and type of damage we suspect. Both types operate by using electrical circuits. When applied to most dry surfaces, such as wood or tile, there would be no current through the material. However, when water is present, electricity conducts between the two sensors of the device. Thus, the SERVPRO technician knows whether or not this material has any moisture in it.

SERVPRO of Hamblen County responds 24/7 to developing water damage situations. Call us at (423) 318-6733.

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