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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Our Thermal Camera and How it Helps Water Damage Restoration

Our Crew Chief Robby Crabb describes our advanced technology for moisture detection using thermal imagery within this video. This technology has been instrumental in allowing our team to successfully identify moisture pockets that exist out of sight and help us to minimize our demolition of materials to locate access areas for drying and pooled moisture behind walls, below flooring, and above ceilings.

Often with substantial water damage incidents that occur in area homes and businesses, we must make flood cuts. These are small portions of removed drywall from the base of the wall against the floor where saturation has occurred. The longer that the problem persists, the more this moisture can “wick up the wall” as Robby Crabb describes, making these necessary flood cuts taller. We strive to minimize the need for reconstruction work which can slow down returning your restored property to you, so locating damage quickly is critical.

With this thermal imagery camera and the iPad it is connected to, our SERVPRO technicians can get an easy-to-read display of the current effect water has on materials as we conduct an inspection. As you can see in the video, we take small pieces of blue tape to indicate on each affected wall where the moisture affecting that material stops and the drywall returns to its normal composition without saturation.

Armed with this information, our technicians can make the necessary flood cuts at the exact levels that reduce the materials needed for reconstruction and make the entire drying effort more efficient. Our franchise is comprehensive in that we also offer build back and reconstruction services, making the transition between these steps.

With advanced technology like thermal imagery cameras, our franchise is always working to minimize our impact on your personal or professional life with efficient and effective restoration solutions. You can trust in our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina restoration technicians to arrive quickly and help to mitigate losses through appropriate material removal and extraction efforts. Give us a call anytime that you face water damage to your property at (626) 387-4111.