Our thoughts go out to those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and we hope for a smooth recovery as those involved work to get back on their feet.
Once things begin to normalize in terms of basic needs and safety there will come a time when commercial properties will need to be assessed. The devastating flooding has caused damage resulting in unwanted moisture and subsequent microbial growth. This will become an ongoing issue for owners/occupants of water damaged buildings if the structures are not assessed properly prior to rehabilitation.
Once water has entered a building, it can travel far and wide, making it difficult to find the sources of the leak and assess the extent of damage. There are numerous technologies available to assist in these assessments (Moisture Studies). Infrared Thermography is a useful tool for detecting water in hard-to-see areas. It can get underneath roofing membranes, go behind walls, and travel inside shafts and conduits. Thermal Surveys are also effective in detecting moisture that has worked its way deep below the surface of the roof and saturated the roofing insulation. Moisture Meters can also be used to detect moisture in paint, wall coatings, drywall, ceramic tiles, floor coverings, wood, roof coverings and ceiling tiles.
It is important for property owners to be informed and assess for moisture that might not be easily visible.
Contact Bock & Clark
to assist you in securing the proper moisture assessment.