Equipment for Moisture Leak Detection
Assessing a building for moisture leak can be quite challenging. More so, unless an expert possesses the right tools for the job, it may be impossible to carry out the task. However, moisture leak detection operates with a series of equipment, which makes the process of moisture assessment easier and faster. At Abbotts Fire & Flood, several high-end tools such as infrared cameras, penetrating and non-penetrating moisture detectors, relative humidity and dew point detectors and hydrometers among others are readily available for use.
The Required Experience for Assessing Moisture Intrusion
With ease, moisture can move from one section of a building to another. Moisture always moves from a wet area to a dry area this is why it’s important to check your crawlspaces out before you have moisture damage to your sub-floor or hardwood floors – people usually call Abbotts once they see their hardwood floor buckling, not knowing they have a flooded crawlspace beneath. Having a solid knowledge concerning the reasons behind moisture movement, how the moisture travels as well as its direction of movement comes from several years of experience. For instance, water may sip through a vent or dormer towards your rafter via the vent pipe. Then, it may travel again and reach your ceiling joist, which is about 50 feet away from the point of entrance. Undoubtedly, checking for the water movement in such a scenario cannot be resolved with a week-long course on YouTube or asking around the neighborhood. Rather, it takes several years of working as a moisture detection expert – a high level of experience which we offer for all of our clients.
The Processes Involved in Moisture Leak Detection
Analogically, trying to find moisture is similar to driving to a location – essentially, there is a beginning and an end, which you have to plot out. At Abbotts Fire & Flood, we have a solid understanding of the process because it is a project which we have executed countless times. After assessing the area thoroughly, then, we will begin the process of moisture intrusion testing. The kind of test to be performed will depend on the type of leak. However, most times, destructive testing is needed to find the origin of a leak. After finding the source of the leak, then, we will provide an estimate of the cost required to fix the problem.
Abbotts Fire & Flood will deploy extra-large commercial dehumidifiers & industrial air movers to remove moisture and humidity and take your home or business back to normal quickly. If you’re experience excessive moisture humidity or water damage, please call us now 619-223-1800 and we will remediate your problem fast and safely.