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After owning the same house for more than 20 years, it came time to decide whether to sell the home or fix it up. And after weeks of contemplation, I realized that I just was not ready to close the door on all the memories held in the home. But I also didn't want to live in a shabby old house anymore. So, I decided to do get involved with some restoration projects – the kitchen, bathrooms, and living room were all updated, as well as the roof. I also redesigned the entire property's landscape to give it a brand new look. Now that everything is complete, I miss the process! So, I thought I would relive some of my favorite projects by sharing ideas, tips, and tricks for renovation that might interest you. Hopefully you'll find the things I have to share inspiring and encouraging.

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A Look At Equipment Used During Residential Water Damage Restoration

by Jonathan Lucas

Once the waters have subsided in your home and you are left to clean up the mess, it can be nerve wrecking to see all of the work that needs to be done before you can bring your family home. Thankfully, you can always turn to water damage restoration professionals for help after a flood has damaged your home. To get a better understanding of how the moisture elimination process works, it is a good idea to get familiar with some of the tools that you will likely see a contractor bring into your home when the restoration process first begins.

1. Moisture Meters - One of the first tools you will see a water damage contractor use is actually small in stature but very important. A moisture meter is used in homes to measure the humidity levels in a space and the present moisture that may be concealed in walls or other porous surfaces around the house. Most of these meters also use infrared technology to give an appropriate temperature reading and just look like a small handheld scanner. These handheld scanning systems are crucial to helping the contractor track down the water that is hiding out in your house. 

2. Commercial Quality Dehumidifiers - Dehumidifiers are usually brought in at the onset of a water damage restoration project and kept on site for the duration. These commercial-grade dehumidifiers are much larger in size than what you are accustomed to seeing and are capable of pulling even miniscule amounts of water from the atmosphere. You should expect to see several commercial dehumidifiers in your home while the contractor is working. 

3. Hose Drying Systems - When water has made its way into your home, it can be hiding out in some of the most hard-to-reach cracks and crevices. Many water damage contractors use hose drying systems to reach different points where they could be stagnant moisture, such as beneath the floors or in the duct work. These systems consist of a heater and a group of flexible rubber hoses, much like those you would see on a vacuum, that radiate from the heater in varying directions and are directed at suspected wet spots in the house.

The main reason that it is always recommended by insurance companies to trust professionals only when it comes to water damage is the fact that they have the appropriate tools to get the job done right. If you are ever curious about the water damage restoration equipment that will be used in your home, talk to a professional contractor (such as one from Flood Damage Restoration) for more information.  

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