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How Are Hidden Water Leaks Detected in Eugene Homes?

6/11/2024 (Permalink)

A technician uses an infrared camera to detect heat loss, an indicator of a water leak. We restore water damage in Lane County “Like it never even happened.”

Our local South Eugene and Florence teams are leaders in water damage restoration services in Eugene. Hidden water damage can be elusive, often lurking behind walls, floors, or other inaccessible home areas. However, technology has provided advanced tools and methods for detecting and locating hidden water damage with greater precision and efficiency.

One commonly used technology for detecting hidden water damage is thermal imaging, also known as infrared thermography. Thermal cameras can detect temperature variations caused by moisture, allowing professionals to identify potential water intrusion points behind walls or ceilings. Moisture areas typically appear cooler or warmer than surrounding dry materials, providing valuable clues for locating hidden leaks.

Another technology used for detecting hidden water damage is moisture meters. These devices measure the moisture content of building materials such as drywall, wood, or insulation. By assessing moisture levels in different home areas, moisture meters can pinpoint areas of hidden water damage and guide remediation efforts.

These technological advancements provide valuable tools for detecting and addressing hidden water damage promptly, helping homeowners mitigate further damage and prevent potential health hazards associated with mold and mildew growth.

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