Water damage can wreak havoc on your home, starting from the minute water seeps onto the property and long afterward.
It’s something you want to take seriously too — if you don’t take care of the issue immediately and with the proper procedures, you may experience more insidious issues like mold and structural damage to your home even when you think you’re in the clear.
Also known as water damage mitigation, water mitigation services work to halt the consequences of water damage to your property and prevent it from spreading.
Here are two things you should know about water mitigation services before you start your project.
1. There’s a difference between water mitigation and water restoration
As we touched on earlier, water mitigation prevents water from further damaging your property and personal items. Its focus is on damage control and lessening the cost, financial and otherwise, that water damage can have on your property and your loved ones. Water mitigation professionals focus on water cleanup, rather than the repair of any damaged items or parts of your home.
Water restoration, on the other hand, focuses on repairing the damage that water has brought to your home and property. It attempts to bring your property back (or as close as possible) to what it was before the water damage incident.
Because water damage is the first step in all water damage episodes, water restoration cannot start until all water mitigation efforts have finished.
2. There are three main steps involved in the water mitigation process
The three steps involved in the water mitigation process are:
- Water cleanup
- Drying and sanitization of the area
In the first step, water damage professionals come into your home or business and get rid of any standing bodies of water using commercial-grade equipment. They’ll also remove any parts of your property, furniture, and any other large items that have been completely destroyed by water damage.
Next, the water mitigation team will dry the affected area to remove any moisture in the walls, floors, and salvaged furniture in your home. This helps speed up the water mitigation process and prevents issues like mold from creeping in later.
If the water damage comes from an incident like a broken sewage pipe or a natural disaster, the cleanup crew will also conduct sanitization procedures as well. This helps prevent any hazardous materials, chemicals, or microorganisms from lingering in your home or business.
The final step, dehumidification, is a natural extension of the second step. It further reduces the chances of mold growing in the crevices of your property.
If the water damage is extensive, you may even have to undergo a fourth step: setting up safety precautions to protect you, your family, and your property from further damage.
Contact Green Clean Restoration for your free quote today
When your home is in need of water mitigation services, turn to the expert team at Green Clean Restoration.
We don’t just offer mold remediation services, after all. We’re perfectly capable of controlling the extent of water damage in your home or business, saving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars you’d otherwise spend on replacing or repairing your affected property. Afterwards, you can also count on our team to sanitize and dry the area so you can start with your restoration efforts.
If you’re ready to get started, contact us using the form on our website for your free project quote. But if you have any questions or concerns about our services, you can reach us directly by calling 410-961-6770.