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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

How Our Moisture Meters Work in Water Damage Restoration

Our franchise contends with many water damage incidents throughout the Oxnard area. From simple restorations from leaking fixtures to substantial water loss incidents like flooding, our technicians have the expertise to handle all the effects we encounter. Part of this confidence in our restoration skills comes from relying on our industry-leading equipment to make the work that we do more efficient and highly effective.

Among the chief concerns of our technicians when we begin working on restoring a water damaged home is the spread of the moisture throughout the property. Surfaces and materials like drywall can hide dampness and mislead homeowners into the assumption that the water damage has gotten resolved when in actuality, the moisture persists out of sight.

Our Crew Chief Jason explains a vital piece of handheld equipment that can help our personnel on site to determine the extent of moisture saturation in materials to determine the best approach to resolving it. In some cases with substantial water damages, flood cuts or material removal might be necessary to dry out the wall cavities sufficiently. Flood cuts are portions of drywall removed along the base of walls when they become affected by floodwaters or oversaturation.

Understanding when materials need to get removed to make the restoration work more effective saves both time and resources. This moisture meter can also help our crews to determine which areas still require focused drying efforts from air movers and dehumidifiers to resolve the dampness the meter can detect. While the reading might not indicate that removal is necessary to restore the moisture damage, knowing when an area requires continued drying efforts can limit the possibility of mold growth.

A point of pride for our franchise is the equipment that we use to restore homes and businesses following disasters and unexpected circumstances. Our SERVPRO of Oxnard emergency response team has the expertise and the tools to help, determining both the extent of the damage and the best approach for restoring it entirely. Give our team a call anytime that you might need us at (805) 984-2347.