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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Building Moisture Thermography

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

When water damage strikes your Hopkinton, MA commercial or residential property you want to know that the all traces of water and moisture have been completely removed. That is why hiring trained professionals is the right choice to make. 

The Disaster Remediation Teams at SERVPRO of Framingham pursue advanced training from the IICRC in Building Moisture Thermography. This higher-level course teaches technicians to use the elements of infrared radiation, thermodynamics, and psychrometry, the science of drying, in an interdisciplinary approach. Developing competence in how these elements work together supports our ability to locate hidden water and moisture when inspecting and restoring building envelopes. Interpretation of the temperature fluctuations is an art, as well as a science and, it helps when tracking down where the water might have moved.

Does It Matter

One of the risk factors to consider is the possibility of mold growth if all water is not removed from every space within a building. Mold spores need only a small amount of moisture to “germinate” and begin their growth curve. No light is required so that mold colonies can breed in between walls, above ceilings, and in any building cavity. The potential of mold damage when wood framing, drywall, ceiling tiles, and other building materials are just slightly wet is real.

Professionals Get Water Out of Confined Spaces

Our Teams have access to a variety of professional grade equipment. Portable extractors are the most versatile and solve a majority of water disasters. For smaller, tighter less accessible areas our Teams have will use mobile units, which can be carried like a backpack and are capable of extracting up to 12 gallons of water at a time. When dealing with large scale disasters we have powerful truck-mounted extractors that not only remove tons of water but also allow us to transport the water offsite, ensuring that it dose not migrate back into the property.

When extractors cannot reach the damaged area our Teams have been trained in minimally evasive techniques to solve those difficult situations;

  1. Drilling holes in drywall
  2. Cutting out or removing sections of drywall or paneling
  3. Taking down ceiling tiles to gain access to a building cavity

SERVPRO of Framingham is here to help. We have teams of inquisitive technicians ready to put their training and experience to the test when on the lookout for hidden water. Contact the water remediation experts of SERVPRO of Framingham at (508) 370-4400!  We have the resources to make it, "Like it never even happened."

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