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Water Damage Essentials -- The Equipment

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Essentials -- The Equipment Pictured above, we used a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry water damage in this commercial building!

At SERVPRO, we are called in daily to respond to water damages. Our teams are certified and know exactly what to do, but customers often ask about the tools we use. Here you’ll find a small sample of the equipment we use to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Moisture Meters

Even when you can see you have water damage, it’s hard to tell the extent of the damage. Moisture meters read and display the amount of moisture in a material, which tells our technicians if the moisture level is acceptable. They are used regularly throughout a job to ensure that we’re on track and to determine when drying is complete.

Air Movers

Most people think they’re “just fans,” but air movers are strong fans that push concentrated air at high velocities. There are multiple types of air movers, which allows for different configurations, but they all speed up evaporation and drying times.


Since many people have home dehumidifiers, they probably aren’t a foreign concept. For the uninitiated, however, dehumidifiers are machines that draw excess moisture from the air. They are used to lower indoor humidity and prevent mold growth (which needs moisture to grow). In fact, when we use air movers, the moisture is being pushed into the air, which is why the two are almost always used together.

We use a wide variety of tools to clean up and restore your water-damaged property, many of which aren’t included above. If you have water damage, call SERVPRO of Catawba County East today!

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