Water hidden in/behind walls
Water pooling on the floor is easy to see. Water sitting in carpet is easy to feel. But what about water in and behind walls? Or ceilings? Or floors?
SERVPRO Bedford Park/Burbank has all the proper tools to check for moisture behind walls, under flooring, or in ceilings. And we don't have to make inspection holes.
Moisture meters are designed to check or moisture where you suspect it may be. In the picture below, the wall looked dry; there wasn't any obvious signs of it being wet. But, the meter shows that the window well indeed leaked, and the wall is very wet. If not properly mitigated quickly, mold will soon colonize and grow in the affected wall cavities.
Thermal imaging cameras are also used to help confirm what the moisture meters have found. They also can help detect where the water migrated, especially under flooring. You can read more about thermal imaging cameras on a previous blog: www.SERVPRObedfordparkburbank.com/blog/post/41700/water-damage-restoration/finding-hidden-water-damages
We also utilize another meter designed especially for wood studs, checking the moisture content in the framing. We need to ensure that all structure, framing, walls, floors, and ceilings (and any affected furniture) are dry, preventing any mold from growing.
If you suffered any water damages, call the experts at SERVPRO Bedford Park/Burbank at 708-430-3600. We have the detection methods and drying procedures to make your property good as new.