Flood Damage Affecting the Pensacola Area
Prevention is Key in Areas Where Flooding is Possible
The weather in our area was pretty wild towards the end of 2016. With flooding rains, severe thunderstorms, and flash floods developing everywhere around us, it is not hard to imagine that your home experienced some damage. While we are in the clear, you should consider having your home inspected.
Even if your home in Pensacola was not involved in a major flood damage incident, it could still be at risk. There are various ways for rain water and the wind to cause damages to your home. They can gain access to unprotected areas that develop secondary damage, which you cannot visibly see yet. Having a professional service take a look, is not a bad thing.
At SERVPRO, we use a variety of detection and monitoring devices to locate any areas in the structure of your home that are wet, defining exactly how much moisture is present and allowing us to remove it before it becomes a problem for you.
SERVPRO technicians use moisture sensors to detect moisture in soft materials. Using sharp probes to penetrate carpet and padding to show how far the water has spread. A moisture sensor only tells us that moisture exists, it cannot measure the amount of moisture that exists in certain materials or contents.
Moisture meters assist SERVPRO technicians with returning materials to their original content levels, this device can detect how much moisture exists in different types of materials, while providing our expertly trained technicians a method for testing wall cavities and the spaces found underneath hardwood flooring for moisture. The meters also provide us with the ability to locate areas with the most moisture.
Thermo-hygrometers measure the temperature and relative humidity levels within a zone, we use both temperature and relative humidity readings to determine specific humidity; this helps us determine how much moisture is in the air and tells use which drying methods to use. Giving us the correct reading for deploying air movers, dehumidifiers, and other drying equipment, depending on the moisture levels detected.
Using all of these methods, we can assist you with locating pockets of moisture in various locations throughout your home, help you avoid the possibility of developing additional damage and mediate any mold conditions that begin to develop due to moisture exposure that you cannot see yet.
Contact SERVPRO of West Pensacola today, (850) 469-1160