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A Closer Look into the Different Types of Equipment Experts Use During Storm Damage Cleanup

Storms with heavy rainfall can cause serious water damage to homes. For storm damage cleanup in Clifton, NJ and all of northern New Jersey, ServiceMaster Metropolitan can provide all the necessary services to prevent problems like structural damage, damage to your valuable belongings, and mold growth.

To prevent such issues from arising, it’s important to measure and control humidity levels. Here, we’ll look at the different types of equipment our experts use to measure humidity levels and effectively manage the drying process.


Equipment Used by Experts to Measure Humidity During Storm Damage Cleanup


The benefits of using thermohygrometers is that they measure the humidity of the air coming out of the dehumidifier. Measurement of the drying rate becomes easier when humidity levels are measured at both the input and output sections of the dehumidifier.


Proper measurements also help experts make decisions about the number of dehumidifiers to use depending upon the progress of the dehumidification work. Another positive aspect of thermohygrometers is that they provide measurement with a great degree of accuracy.


Technicians take certain steps to ensure the thermohygrometer provides accurate readings:

  • To make sure a thermohygrometer provides accurate results, technicians allow the equipment to fully stabilize before taking measurements
  • A hygrometer is selected that can take psychometric readings, such as grans per pound, so the number of errors in readings can be reduced

Moisture Meters

In addition to thermohygrometers, storm damage cleanup technicians utilize moisture meters to examine the severity of moisture problems in your home after a storm. Moisture meters help experts evaluate if things that have suffered water damage need to be replaced.

Technicians select a particular type of moisture meter that will prove to be useful in a specific situation. For example, if moisture detection is to be performed at a shallow depth of about 0.75 inches, a pinless meter will provide the desired results.

However, if moisture detection is to be performed at a greater depth, a pin-type moisture meter is used. These have pins that are up to 7 inches long and can help in moisture detection at such depths within a surface.

Experts also prefer pin-type moisture meters due to the disadvantages of pinless meters in certain situations. For instance, a pinless meter may indicate higher moisture readings when there are studs behind a wall. The readings are high because of the material present which is of different composition, resulting in a false moisture reading.

Having trained and experienced technicians performing storm damage cleanup work is required as they will select the right methods to achieve the desired results. ServiceMaster Metropolitan has the qualified professionals with the vital knowledge of necessary procedures to be used based on a particular situation.

Contact ServiceMaster Metropolitan

For storm damage cleanup in Clifton, NJ and all of northern New Jersey, contact ServiceMaster Metropolitan at (855) 560-7999. We’ll dispatch a team of trained technicians to evaluate the severity of the damage and immediately begin the storm damage cleanup and restoration work.

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