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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Intrusion Detection Can Be Tricky

2/18/2022 (Permalink)

Water intrusion can be tricky, especially when there is no obvious cause at the time of discovery. Fortunately, SERVPRO of Bend has a multitude of tools and resources for our Fire and Water Technician’s that assist them when the source of the water intrusion might not be so obvious.

SERVPRO of Bend Water Technicians were called to a commercial property in Redmond, Oregon when the maintenance department discovered a small bubble forming on the ceiling of the pool room. SERVPRO of Bend Water Technicians began metering the area with a non-intrusive, moisture meter. Due to the thickness of the materials in the area, the surface meter was not picking up the expected readings for the material.

SERVPRO of Bend Water Technicians then used their infrared guided measurement tool to quickly target the area where the bubble was forming. The infrared images showed that there was bound water in the top layer of the affected drywall material, but it had not saturated the second level enough to register on a non-intrusive, surface meter.

SERVPRO of Bend were able to focus their efforts on the affected area, which enabled them to only remove the necessary materials and get the commercial property dry and back to its preloss condition.

If you have questions about a possible water loss or the use of infrared technology, feel free to contact SERVPRO of Bend at 541-385-7044.

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