Equipment Used in Assessing Water Damage

Floods and busted pipes can cause extensive water damage on your property. Not all of it will be visible. The water can seep deep into the walls and structure of the property, and it can also drip into other rooms and permeate internal areas within the building. This is why assessing the water damage is so important.

When water damage restoration professionals enter the property, the first step toward mitigating the damage is to determine its extent. The equipment used for assessing water damage helps to ensure that the process is thorough and the results are complete and accurate. So, what equipment does the C.A.R.E. Team use to assess water damage?


The Hygrometer is an instrument that measures water vapor in the atmosphere. Water vapor levels are an indication of how much moisture is in the area, and this instrument provides a measure of the water vapor in the air.


A Protimeter measures the moisture content in such materials as wood, drywall, tile, and concrete. An invasive Protimeter penetrates the material to get a measurement, while the non-invasive protimeter uses radio signals to detect moisture levels without the need to penetrate the material.


Drones might be an unexpected tool, but our team uses this technology to inspect roofs, tall ceilings, and properties for any damage or causes of water loss. The drones can reach places that we cannot reach ourselves and provides a way to document these issues for insurance companies so that the property owners can get the best chance at coverage.

Infrared Camera

An infrared camera uses thermal imaging so that we can look behind materials and see changes in temperature that potentially signify water. How deep does the water damage go? Well, this tool helps us to determine that information.

The equipment used in assessing water damage provide the best means for diagnosing the depth of the issue and mitigating the water damage in the long term.