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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

It Looks Dry I Should Be Fine Right?

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Moisture readings are critical to ensure proper drying of a structure.

Many homeowners who have experienced a water loss think if its dry on the surface then they should be OK.  In order to understand how a water damage can affect your property it is important to understand how water reacts to materials. Water travels from “wet to dry” meaning water will travel the path of least resistance.  So, while the surface may be dry the subsurface, drywall or carpet padding may be wet. Moisture lurking beneath the surface can cause additional damage such as mold or even structural damage.  But how can you tell if there is unseen moisture?  At SERVPRO of Lexington / Thomasville we use moisture meters that register the amount of moisture in a material compared to the dry reading of the same material.  In addition, we use visual inspection and we “follow the water” to ensure all damaged is found because sometimes additional damage is found unbeknownst to the property owner.

That is why when your home or business experiences a water loss calling a trained restoration and mitigation specialist to check moisture levels and any possible secondary damage unseen by the naked eye is so very important.  Our team of highly trained technicians will work tirelessly to properly dry your structure, repair any damage and bring your home back to preloss conditions.

If you would like additional information, learn more about our 24-hour emergency services or schedule a no cost assessment of your property give us a call at 336-224-2565.

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