Even more costly than repairs after a water damage disaster are the business interruptions. Immediate action is crucial to mitigate water damage and keep your business on track. Moisture detection using a moisture meter is a vital aspect of the immediate action process. It allows ATI’s certified technicians to give you a road map of what is most crucial to address to solve and prevent further water damage.
Moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other tools measure the extent of moisture saturation. Thermal imaging cameras, thermo hygrometers, and other technologies and software may be used to find hidden water behind walls, ceilings, and floors, helping ATI keep your business dry. These technologies save time, money, and are a non-invasive way to discover hidden moisture in your building.
Immediate action is crucial to mitigate water damage. The longer the problem persists, and the resulting water lingers, the greater the damage. ATI’s field technicians are certified and specially trained to get your property back to its dry and safe conditions.
When water damage occurs, the first question to ask is, how extensive is the damage? Moisture mapping is a way of visually representing the moisture levels in a property. This means you can clearly understand where the wet zone ends and the dry zone begins and address the issue effectively.
Moisture mapping identifies where wet areas are within your business. It works in tandem with water extraction and is a vital aspect of the immediate action process to prevent any further water loss and damages. A moisture map will also prove helpful if water damage restoration is needed.
A moisture map is a visual representation of the moisture content readings post-detection and can be presented as a paper map or a computer summary. It may also be marked on the walls or floor with chalk, pen, or tape. Making marks on your property helps clearly visualize where the wet zone ends, and the dry zone begins.
Moisture content can be detected in many ways. High-tech moisture detection tools are used around the perimeter of the wet zone to understand exactly where the wet zone and dry zone meet. These tools include infrared cameras and moisture meters.
Water moves consistently and constantly given open channels for flow and drainage. This is particularly true where the water is moving mainly through hidden channels and the effects are being seen at removal, such as when water is underneath floorboards. A moisture mapper can detect affected areas that are unseen to the naked eye.
Typically, moisture mapping will be done at long intervals – less than once a week – as it can take a long time to dry a property. Spot checks may occur if technicians have any concerns during the drying process, which includes use of drying equipment.