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We Have the Right Equipment for Water Mitigation!

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

Why choose SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda for water damage in your property? Because we have the knowledge, and best equipment to get the job done right!

Our team will answer your call with fast action, exceptional equipment and trained personnel. We know that using proper equipment makes a significant difference. The right tool for the job is vital for timely mitigation.


Psychrometry is the study of the air and its properties. The properties of temperature, humidity, vapor pressure, and dew point are measured to evaluate air conditions in the structure. This knowledge allows our technicians to create the proper atmosphere for more efficient drying.

Water can damage materials two ways:

  1. Materials absorb water through direct contact.
  2. Materials absorb water from the air.

Thus, measuring the moisture in the air is critical to the drying process.

As restoration specialist, technicians at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda must use their knowledge of Psychrometrics to establish an environment favorable for drying. But another key part to making and keeping this environment is proper use of our equipment.

Detection Equipment

Before beginning work it is important for our technicians to scope the job. Scoping is, locating the areas of the structure that water has intruded and defining the extent to which the structure and contents have absorbed moisture. This is where moisture detection devices come in, because just by looking at the structures and contents you cannot measure just how wet it is. In fact some of the structure won’t even look wet but inside it can have lots of moisture, that if left can then cause mold growth. Here are some of the detection equipment we use.

  • Moisture Sensors are used to detect moisture in carpets and carpet padding.
  • Moisture Meters are used to determine the actual moisture content of various materials. We use these to monitor the drying process.
  • Thermo-hygrometers measure both temperature and relative humidity. With both of these readings our technicians can use their psychrometric knowledge to calculate specific humididty, dew point and vapor pressure.
  • Infrared Cameras can identify the location and extent of moisture in walls very effectively.
  • Manometers allows our technicians to measure the difference in air pressure when creating a negative air pressure environment.

Extraction Equipment

Extraction is the most effective method of removing moisture form a structure. When water is extracted quickly, the environment can usually be dried much faster.

  • Extractors are equipment that use water extraction in the process of removing all standing water and excess moisture from the property. They are used in cleaning carpets and upholstery, as well as removing water from floors following water damage. Extractors can either be truck-mounted or portable, allowing for greater access inside structures.

Air Moving Equipment

Air movers are used in water damage restoration to enhance evaporation at the surface level, which results in reducing drying time. As airflow at the surface level increases, the moisture in the air increases. This moisture is then eliminated through proper use of dehumidification equipment. Many different types of air movers are used depending on the location of the moisture and the surface being dried.

Dehumidification Equipment

Dehumidifiers pull in the moist, humid air and then discharge dry, warm air. The dry air acts like a sponge, absorbing moister from wet materials.

  • Refrigerant Dehumidifiers work similarly to air conditioners.
  • Desiccant Dehumidifiers use chemicals, called desiccants, which readily absorb moister from the air.

For more information on water mitigation call SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda. We have emergency service 24/7, call 916-991-1522.

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