When you’ve experienced water damage to your home the first step is to extract all the standing water and set up air movers, air scrubbers and dehumidifiers to dry out the area. What you may not realize is that your flooring and walls have absorbed this water as well. Our technicians have moisture meters that can measure moisture in wood, drywall, concrete, stucco, plaster, masonry, and other building materials. We can also search behind ceramic tile, fine finishes, water stains, tile and vinyl floor coverings. This allows us to diagnose the extent of moisture intrusion for damage assessment to your home. Our moisture meters also have built-in hygrometers. A hygrometer, as pictured below, measures the amount of humidity in your home. This aids us in detecting conditions for microbial growth, which can lead to unhealthy living conditions, as well as monitoring the dry out process with accurate readings. For questions about our water damage restoration services call our office at 623-321-2102.
Lions Gate is a community located in Tolleson, AZ. It features large homes that date back to 2000 and has continued to develop over the years. Tolleson works with the Arizona Department of Water Resources to provide water conservation tips for it’s residents. Desert dwellers know that our supply of water is limited and as our population continues to grow we need to find ways to contribute to Arizona’s culture of conservation. These conservation efforts and water reducing behaviors will help ensure that we have enough water for future generations. Try implementing the following tips at your home:
- Check faucets and pipes for leaks. Repair or replace as necessary.
- When washing dishes by hand, do not let the water run. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water.
- Make sure each faucet has an aerator.
- Keep showers under five minutes.
- Install water saving shower heads.
- Run your washing machine and dishwasher only when they have a full load or adjust levels for smaller loads.