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False Positives in Water Damage Restoration Projects in Hockessin.

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle with equipment outside job site. Water damage restoration should be left to the professionals. SERVPRO techs are trained and experienced in the service you need.

 How we find water damage for our Hockessin Customers.

Water damage can hide within a house’s physical structure. Just because it remains unseen does not mean that homeowners should ignore it. SERVPRO needs to locate all affected materials for effective mitigation and comprehensive restoration. Sometimes, infrared cameras are used to give us false positives.

What can cause false positives?

When a house in Hockessin requires water damage restoration, we need accurate information to save our customers time and money. Here are four ways false positives happen and what SERVPRO does to correct them:

  • Exposure or lack of sun – lack of insulation inside the exterior wall can cause such readings,
  • Wiring in the walls – heavy use can show a supposedly dry area when moisture is actually present,
  • Air currents in-residence – knowledge about how air moves through the home can eliminate such false positives, and the
  • HVAC system, including leaks in the ducts – inspection of dubious areas can rule out false positives.

To confirm readings showing moisture in walls and ceilings, we also use a moisture meter to test for the presence of water. This can determine how much excess moisture exists, which also helps determine how long a desiccant machine needs to run.

SERVPRO of Hockessin / Elsmere has qualified technicians in electrical and HVAC who work with our water damage restoration team, ensuring we provide the services you need at the lowest cost to you. Call (302) 992-0104 so we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

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