Many homes here and the rest of the county, when you have a flooded house, it is important to know where the water is coming from so that it can be addressed and dried out quickly. We have a multitude of water detection moisture meters for diagnosing these issues.
There are 4 main categories of cameras and moisture detection equipment that we use:
1. Non penetrating meters. These meters are non-intrusive and do not leave “holes” anywhere. They measure resistance of electricity across two pads to predict the moisture level of the material they are in contact with.
2. Penetrating meters. These meters detect moisture a bit more below the surface and have attachements for detecting lower in areas such as wood floors, wood paneling, and under baseboards. They leave two small pin-hole mark where they are pushed in.
3. Infrared cameras. These meters are non-intrusive and measure the temperature differential in materials. Since water is normally colder or warmer than moist materials in a house, these infrared cameras can quickly detect moisture behind areas that would otherwise need to be opened up to determine this.
Here are the steps we will take to determine the extent and how much water is in your home so that it can be dried out correctly and quickly:
1. Invesitgate the area where obvious moisture is present.
2. Utilize the appropriate moisture detection meter to determine the extent.
2. Follow the source.
3. Formulate a plan for remediation and dryout.
If you have a flooded or wet home, give us a call ASAP at 619.597.2003. We have technicians available 24/7/365 for emergency evaluation of floods and equipment to dry any issue up fast, safely, and with your concerns as our first priority.