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Water Damage Restoration in West Milford, NJ, Homes and the Challenges Involved in Drying Concrete

October 17th, 2019 · No Comments

After any water damage, you want to act quickly to lower the chances of mold growth and further property damage. Today, we’ll explore the different details related to the drying of concrete the technicians at ServiceMaster Metropolitan use while performing water damage cleanup work in West Milford, NJ, homes.


Water Damage Restoration and the Drying of Concrete

Our experts understand that there are different complexities to be managed when it comes to the proper drying of concrete after any type of water intrusion.


By taking care of these complexities, they’re able to ensure that moisture levels are reduced and there’s no risk of mold growth.


Measurement of Moisture Level

To make sure an optimum moisture level is reached, our water damage restoration experts monitor as well as measure moisture within concrete in separate phases; initially while drying is carried out, and after the drying work is finished.


This way our water damage mitigation technicians can judge whether the drying is progressing as required. Such analysis of moisture levels also helps our team decide whether any mitigation steps are to be performed prior to reinstallation of floor coverings when concrete returns to its pre-loss state.


Use of Different Tests

Our water damage restoration experts have the required training and experience to carry out varied tests that are used for measuring and monitoring moisture levels in concrete.


Tests that are conducted include the Equilibrium Relative Humidity (ERH) test, measurement of electrical impedance (non-destructive), and Vapor Emission test.


Analysis of Reasons for Moisture Issues

The experts at ServiceMaster Metropolitan also analyze the reasons for moisture issues in concrete. This can include moisture getting into a concrete slab from underneath if there is a lack of sufficient subfloor sealer, from above due to dewpoint problems, or because of leaks present in the house.


By performing such analysis our technicians ensure they aren’t attempting to dry against nature. If they do, they’ll only be wasting energy on drying moisture that will return after the work is completed.


Failure in water damage repair work is common when moisture is getting into concrete from underneath because a sealer is not present.


Use of Different Devices

Our water damage cleanup technicians make use of devices such as an electrical impedance device to map as well as monitor moisture levels in concrete during the drying phase.


These readings are analyzed to examine how well the drying process is progressing and whether the readings are going down. By using several testing techniques we’re able to thoroughly analyze moisture levels in concrete and take any necessary steps.


For fast and effective response to water damage, contact ServiceMaster Metropolitan 24/7/365 at (855) 560-7999. We have the experts, tools, and resources in West Milford, NJ and all of northern New Jersey to get the job done right per the required guidelines and standards.

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