Upon entering a building, for water damage inspection, professional moisture detection equipment should be used to evaluate and document the psychometric conditions inside and outside the building, and the moisture content or levels of materials in affected and unaffected areas. McArdles will inspect and document the source and time of the water intrusion and visible material deterioration, pre-existing damages and visible mould growth.
McArdles will record, calculate and document moisture measurements required to adequately monitor the drying process. McArdles will record and monitor the relevant moisture measurements daily; preferably the same time of the day, until drying goals are achieved. When benchmarks are not being met towards an acceptable drying goal, McArdles will further investigate to identify the cause and take corrective action.