FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nancy Sergeant, Sergeant Marketing, 973-334-6666, [email protected]
Paul Laurenzi, Delmhorst Instrument Co, 877-335-6467, [email protected]
MOISTURE METERS ARE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE WHEN EVALUATING
WATER DAMAGE FOR RESTORERS AND TECHNICIANS
-- Delmhorst Instrument Co. Offers Tips to Mitigate Water Damage After Flooding --
TOWACO, N.J. - (NOV. 21, 2012) – Hurricane Sandy has brought a harrowing scenario to many on the East Coast leaving thousands of home and business owners in the midst of devastation and a massive cleanup effort. In addition to the wind destruction, this ‘perfect’ storm’s water surge left many homes and businesses under water and inaccessible for days or longer. In all cases, the best chance for property restoration, where possible, is entering the structure as early as possible to accurately assess damage and mitigate the effects of water damage.
Ideally, when a structure floods you want to enter within 24 hours and test for the extent of water damage. Unfortunately, with Hurricane Sandy many homes and businesses were inaccessible for well over one week. This created more complications, such as conditions in the drywall where mold started to grow during the wait period, or the drywall could have become too saturated to be dried out with equipment.
“If one does not have access to their home right away its best to bring in a professional contractor to assess the scope of damage and proceed swiftly with the recommendations,” said Paul Laurenzi, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Delmhorst Instrument Co. “After a structure has been sitting for some time without remediation, it is more likely that materials must be ripped out and replaced instead of dried.”
Tips for mitigating water damage in buildings:
Tips for professionals measuring moisture content in water-damaged structures:
After flooding has occurred, a disaster recovery crew/technician should visit the structure within a 24-hour period and:
For restorers and technicians, moisture meters are crucial tools for determining the extent of a structure’s water damage. Moisture meters are the key to a successful water damage cleanup and the first phase used to determine if the structure can be returned to pre-loss condition. The two types of meters used to measure moisture in wood, concrete and drywall are:
Delmhorst Instrument Co. is the only manufacturer to offer meters with a calibrated drywall scale.
Individuals with flooding can get sound advice on how to proceed from guides from the Red Cross, FEMA and HUD, which provide important tips for those affected by floods on how to recover property safely.
About Delmhorst Instrument Co.
For over 65 years, Delmhorst Instrument Co. has been the leading manufacturer of high-quality moisture meters and thermo-hygrometers. Delmhorst meters are used for a wide variety of applications, including restoration, IAQ, flooring, woodworking/lumber, construction, agriculture, and paper. Initially, Delmhorst sold one model to building superintendents in New York City to help them identify leaks in roofs and plaster walls. Today, the company serves more industries than all of its competitors combined, and is recognized as the market leader in each of those industries.
For further information contact: Paul Laurenzi is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Delmhorst Instrument Co. at 1-877-DELMHORST (335-6467) or visit us at www.delmhorst.com for details on the entire line of products.
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