After a flood, whether it’s due to a natural disaster or a plumbing catastrophe, you need to get your home thoroughly dried out. It’s essential to make sure your home is completely dry for a number of reasons. First and foremost, the structural integrity of your home depends upon it. From the foundation to the roof, your home is made of materials that function better and last longer if they’re dry! Water can cause drywall to crumble, wooden beams to rot, and even the most solid basement foundation walls to become compromised. That’s why Plymouth emergency pump out services are so essential after a flood- you need to get all of this water away from your home.
Another reason it’s critically important to get the water completely out of your home – totally removing excess moisture – is that moisture contributes directly to mold and mildew growth. Mold and mildew are bad news! You don’t want mold and mildew spores to become established and grow. They can introduce toxic allergens into the air, which can cause big health problems for people who have allergies, weakened immune systems, or respiratory difficulties.
How can you tell if your home is completely dry? Thermal moisture detection is your answer. Your Plymouth professional disaster recovery services company will employ special infrared cameras to look at the interior of your home. These cameras ‘see’ heat; areas of your home that are holding onto moisture will read as colder than dry areas will. Thermal moisture detection lets you see what the situation is inside your walls and under your floors without having to needlessly tear your home apart. When a problem area is found, it can be addressed – and when the situation is all clear, you have the peace of mind of knowing those areas are safely dry!