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Risks Of Owning Older Properties

12/11/2020 (Permalink)

Trying to determine the extent of a water loss is a challenging process. When water gets loose inside your commercial or residential property, it will migrate far from the original plumbing break, roof leak, or appliance breakdown. Without the tools to detect the path the water followed, significant damage can go unnoticed. SERVPRO of Foxborough believes in the importance of training our staff and providing them with state-of-the-art moisture identification tools, both of which help avoid additional expense and secondary damage, why we offer our help. 

Water Detection Is A Science

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification courses our managers and production technicians master covers the expected and unexpected behavior of water damage inside a Massachusetts property. Most building materials and contents are capable of hiding water damage when it is minor and manageable. Our training and experience allows us to trace water meanderings behind walls and built-in fixtures or under flooring to find and solve hidden water problems before the integrity of your property is compromised.

Aging Heating And Plumbing Plus Temperature Extremes Add Challenges

A large part of the Commonwealth’s charm and character are its historic residential and commercial properties. Unfortunately, along with charm comes old heating systems and worn out building materials. Rusted pipes and failing valves can slowly saturate the floor, going unnoticed at first. Roofs that were built to code 100 years ago may be subpar by today’s standards. Ice dams that develop this winter could allow moisture to seep into the attic, eventually traveling downwards into a main level ceiling or wall and may result in a mold infestation throughout your property. Our familiarity with this type of long-term damage is why SERVPRO of Foxborough can not only remediate the immediate water damage but also mitigate against any additional future damage.

State-Of-The-Art Equipment

The availability of and skill in using water detection tools are why SERVPRO of Foxborough Disaster Remediation Teams can outline the scope of water damage with accuracy and confidence. Infrared technology indicates the presence of water through temperature variations. Moisture meters establish relative levels of absorbed water in building materials. Periodic use of these tools throughout a water damage remediation project ensures we find and release liquids. Then our Applied Structural Drying (ASD)-certified technicians create an effective drying plan using the data, moving water out of structural components with temperature adjustments and air movement. Dehumidifiers capture the vaporized water for disposal. Moisture measurements continue until we reach designated levels, avoiding over or under drying.

Training and innovative equipment are two reasons why SERVPRO of Foxborough efficiently mitigates and remediates hidden water damage. Call us at (508) 533-5305 if you suspect your bungalow harbors damaging moisture.

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