Repairing Water Damage With The Right Equipment

Have you ever tried to eat soup with a fork? How about trying to write a note without a pen or pencil?

When you use a manual screwdriver to hang something on the wall and then do it again with a drill, you realize it saves so much time, is so much easier, and you decide to never go back to using a screwdriver again. To accomplish a task effectively and efficiently, you need the right tools. Using the right tools not only makes accomplishing the task at hand easier but also gives better results. You wouldn’t try to remove a hot pan from the oven without an oven mitt (at least we hope you wouldn’t), so why would you try to repair water damage in your home without the right equipment? When you are dealing with water damage repair, using the right equipment will make all the difference between successful restoration and a patchwork job.

DIY is not good enough

Water damage in the home can cause some serious destruction. Carpets, flooring, drywall, insulation, ceilings, nearly every component of the home is porous and can absorb and maintain water and moisture. When exposed to excess water, these materials can begin to weaken, deteriorate, and even grow mold. Trying to dry these things out with fans you have on hand around your home is not adequate enough. You cannot see moisture and water damage in the walls, and hidden moisture pockets will lead to mold growth. Trying to clean up water damage without the right equipment will be just as successful as eating soup with a fork…it will not work.

Solving the problem with state-of-the-art drying equipment

With the use of state-of-the-art drying equipment, restoration companies can ensure the adequate removal and drying of water and moisture from your home. Commercial grade air movers, dehumidifiers, and water extraction equipment all work together to remove moisture from carpet, hardwood, linoleum, cabinets, walls, and ceilings. In areas that are difficult to inspect, or cannot be seen by the naked eye, thermal imaging is used. Thermal imaging technology is able to detect moisture wherever it may be hiding. The technology is non-invasive and non-contact and ensures that all hidden moisture is identified and addressed. This is critical in preventing further damage and mold growth. Thermal imaging allows for complete water damage cleanup, and its accuracy ensures that the water damage is handled correctly the first time.

Some other beneficial tools used in water damage cleanup are hygrometers and moisture meters. The use of these tools ensures that the infrared camera results are accurate, and facilitates the proper placement of drying equipment to facilitate faster and more effective restoration. When used with thermal imaging cameras, moisture meters and hygrometers provide the most thorough water damage cleanup possible. Since these tools are not commonly found in most households, it is so important to call in the professionals when dealing with water damage cleanup.

We are ready to help

ASR Property Restoration is Ventura County’s largest restoration company. Every ASR vehicle is equipped with state-of-the-art dryers, dehumidifiers, and extraction equipment. We utilize thermal imaging along with hygrometers and moisture meters to clean up and repair your home as quickly and effectively as possible. There is no need to try to clean up water damage on your own. Let the team at ASR bring the right equipment and tools to handle the problem and get you the best results.