Moisture often starts to cause damage even without a visible collection of H2O. At times, water can enter a cavity between the outer and inner wall. If left unattended, such moisture damage can cause dry rot, decay, mold, and a variety of other undesirable outcomes. In brief, water can be a REAL problem.
Following storm or wind damage or after the discovery of mold, it is important to locate all sources of water intrusion to prevent damage from spreading and make the necessary repairs to ensure the water source does not cause any future dame.
Fortunately, the expert water damage remediation teams at Fortis know how to identify the water’s entrance points, track its ‘footprints,’ and protect components that lie in its path, before water begins that inevitable damage.
Locating Water Intrusion Damage
A visual inspection is first conducted to examine for signs of moisture intrusion and water damage. Once completed, our experts will use then use the data collected to identify the best method for determining where and how to examine your structure further. Using these methods, our team can determine the extent of the damage as well as identify the source of water.
- Probe Method: Through the use of a penetrating probe meter, small, undetectable holes (about 3/16th of an inch) are drilled into the building materials of the walls, floors, and ceilings to determine the level of moisture present.
- Infrared Thermography: Building materials that have become water logged retain heat differently than dry materials. Infrared thermographic cameras are used to “see” the varying levels of heat coming off dry and water damaged building materials.
Our teams have decades of experience behind them and are continuously receiving further training and education on industry best practices. We have seen just about everything water damage can throw at you. There’s very little chance the symptoms of water intrusion can escape our notice.
Remediation and Reconstruction
Identifying the water source and measuring the extent of the damage of your home is only the first step in a true remediation process. We’ll follow our standard practices for “drying out” a home, including attempting to salvage furniture and other personal items. We then take special measure after the dry out to ensure mold has not and will not take root in your home. When and where necessary, we are fully equipped to rebuild extremely damaged areas including replacing drywall, cabinets, flooring, and painting. Our goal is to get you back home as soon as possible.
If you suspect water damage or intrusion following a storm or other event, contact Atlanta’s leading water remediation and repair company.