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Flood Removal Inspection Equipment Can Speed Up Recovery of your Clifton Home

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

Floodwater can cause significant damage to a home environment. These situations can be even more stressful when restorers need to remove further components to repair what is damaged. Interference with structure and contents can increase the amount of time it takes for the home to make a full recovery. Demolishing sections of drywall, for example, creates further damage and lengthens the procedure because restorers must then cut and replace the area.

At our company, we seek to use non-invasive measures in your home as far as possible during flood removal recovery in Clifton. This approach leads us to use advanced analytic equipment during the inspection phase. When your home is overcome by floodwater, there are visible elements you may notice like standing water levels or staining. However, there are also invisible elements like water migration, cavity saturation, and rising moisture content of materials that you may not notice.

Here at SERVPRO of Clifton, we will assess the invisible elements using inspection equipment. Thermal imaging cameras use infrared light frequency bands to measure temperatures of a surface. While these do not detect moisture, they can detect the after-effects of moisture on a surface, which is useful in assessing whether rising moisture content or migration is occurring. If water is residing in wall cavities, for example, it is likely that the surface temperature drops, which can then be picked up on by a thermal imaging camera.

As far as non-invasive methods are useful, SERVPRO of Clifton seeks to use them. Unnecessary removal of structural components during inspection can increase the turnaround of a restoration significantly. While it is often necessary to remove the structure to thoroughly dry property and reduce secondary water damage, SERVPRO of Clifton can use thermal imaging to ensure we only remove structure when needed. In some cases, we may also use non-invasive drying tools such as injectidry systems to restore the property.

Make sure your recovery time after a flood is as short as possible. Contact SERVPRO of Clifton at (973) 928-3705.

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