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Commercial Water Damage In Your Fort Lee Property

2/23/2020 (Permalink)

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Commercial Water Damage Technicians In Fort Lee Can Use Thermography To Find Leaks

Buildings like your shopping center in Fort Lee can have a complex plumbing system with several pipes running in various directions. It is possible that one day your plumbing system could fail and cause you excessive commercial water damage. Since your retail building complex has so many different pipes going through it, sometimes it can be hard to find the source of the leak.

During your commercial water damage project in Fort Lee, thermal imaging can help determine where the moisture is entering your structure from and help our SERVPRO team determine what got wet. These specialized cameras can help us find moisture if it made its way into tight spots that we can not visibly locate. Once we know where all of the moisture went after you had a pipe burst, we can then know what we have to do to mitigate all of the problems caused.

During the mitigation process, we often use infrared or thermal imaging cameras not only to locate moisture but also to monitor your wet building materials and contents during the Applied Structural Drying or ASD process. Even though infrared cameras do not technically detect moisture, it is possible to figure out where moisture is present by using the infrared images of heat comparisons. The cameras show the difference in temperatures on the various contents and building materials inside your shopping center. In most cases, when objects inside your structure get wet, there will be a variance in temperature between the wet and dry materials.

One set back with infrared cameras, though, is that they only detect surface temperatures on objects. The cameras do not have x-ray capabilities, so they cannot detect temperatures behind walls or through any other type of materials. However, what is happening with temperature change on the surface of an item can help us figure out what is happening underneath.

When moisture starts to evaporate from wet materials, the surfaces will be cooler than dryer surfaces near it. But if the area is heavily saturated, the surfaces could be warmer than what is surrounding it because moisture has a high ability to hold heat.

If you are ever having trouble finding a leak inside your shopping center, call SERVPRO of Fort Lee at (201) 496-6024 24/7. We can help you restore your retail building complex to the way it was before, “Like it never even happened.”

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