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How SERVPRO Locates Hidden Moisture Pockets in Your Water Damaged San Antonio Home

7/20/2019 (Permalink)

TV and clothes in a closet, mop in front of the dresser drawers Water had leaked behind the walls and we made flood cuts to dry this home. SERVPRO has the know how to restore any water loss incidents you experience

Likelihood of Inaccessible Water Damage in San Antonio Homes

For a homeowner that works to provide their San Antonio residence with the repairs and restoration it requires after any damaging event, time is of the essence to get essential mitigation processes started. No loss scenario can benefit from wasted time, and in all of these circumstances, prolonged periods before restoration begins can lead to further degradation and deterioration, or worse still, the development and colonization of mold. Part of successfully navigating these damaging events is understanding the severity of the situation and comparing that to your established cleaning and drying capabilities.

Knowing how widespread water damage is in San Antonio homes is the first logical step in developing your plan for recovery and restoration. Depending on the source of this damage, inaccessible areas could have become affected by the spreading water. These exposed structural elements and construction materials can be challenging to dry out without the appropriate cutting-edge equipment available to our SERVPRO professionals. At this point, you must determine the likelihood of damage in inaccessible parts of your property, and whether it might end up more cost and time-effective to reach out to our professional restorers instead.

While many homeowners in our area have successfully addressed moisture and water damage in their home after a loss incident, the success rate for this approach drops substantially without monitoring and moisture content readers. SERVPRO professionals both during the initial assessment and in the time during restoration utilize infrared cameras, thermal imagery, and probing content readers to have a constant understanding of relative humidity levels and the presence of hidden caches of moisture that could continue to erode and degrade affected materials. If you are attempting to restore these effects on your own, it is wise to either invest or rent discovery devices like these as well.

Water loss incidents present a clear risk to your property, especially when you are unclear as to how severe the situation has become. If you feel like a job might be too big for you to handle on your own, give our SERVPRO of Braun Station team a call at (210) 267-2159.

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