Water Mitigation vs. Water Restoration
Water Mitigation vs. Water Restoration
Experiencing damage to property from water damage can be devastating – physically, emotionally, and financially. Depending on the severity of the damage to your property, water damage restoration and mitigation services may be necessary. Water mitigation is an essential part of the water restoration process. Water mitigation services are typically the first part of the restoration process – AKA you can’t fully restore a water damaged property without mitigation.
What is Water Restoration?
Water mitigation and water restoration work hand-in-hand. While mitigation focuses on preventing further damage to your property, water restoration focuses on restoring and rebuilding your property to its pre-loss condition. Most restoration services will include the following:
- Replacing damaged materials (i.e., drywall, flooring)
- Repairing structural property damage
- Eliminating and treating mold
- Restoration of furniture, personal items, clothing, and other belongings
The Water Restoration Process
To fully understand what water mitigation is, it’s important to understand how the water restoration process works. The following steps are essential to helping restore your property to its pre-damage state:
Step 1: Contact a Water Damage Professional
If you’ve experienced a catastrophic event in your home or business, it’s important to first call a water damage professional as soon possible to prevent further damage.
Step 2: Schedule an Inspection and Assessment
The next step of the water restoration process is to schedule a detailed inspection of your home or business to assess the damage and determine the best course of action.
Step 3: Begin the Water Extraction and Removal Process
Now here’s where water mitigation comes into play! Once the damage inspection and assessment of your property has been completed, your water damage professionals can begin the water removal process. Read more about water mitigation below.
Step 4: Start Dehumidifying and Drying
Once water mitigation and removal has been completed, your team of professionals can begin the dehumidifying and drying portion.
Step 5: Restore and Rebuild Your Property
The last step of the process includes the restoration of all salvageable valuable contents. This can range from furniture to personal belongings to structural property elements.
In addition to the traditional restoration services, the experts at Dry Kings take water restoration a step further by ensuring you get your property built back to its pre-loss condition. Repairs may range from minor jobs such as a paint job or an extensive repair like a full room remodel.
What is Water Mitigation?
The purpose of water mitigation is to help prevent further damage from happening to your home or business. During water mitigation, professionals will assess the type of water damage category, contain and prevent the spread of water, and then extract the water. Commercial-grade equipment and tools – like vacuums, air movers, and dehumidifiers – are used to start the process and help minimize damage and property losses. During water damage mitigation, professionals will likely perform the following:
- Remove damaged items (i.e., flooring, drywall, furniture)
- Clean and disinfect any salvageable materials
- Dry out the affected area with professional equipment
- Prevent the spread of water damage to other areas of the property
- Preserve the property’s structural integrity
Water mitigation ensures that your home or business does not suffer from further damage. Once mitigation occurs, repairs and restoration of your property can begin.
Call the Water Restoration Experts at Dry Kings
Dry Kings Restoration is there through every phase of the mitigation and restoration process to help you repair and prevent further damage to your home or business. For more information contact Dry Kings today at (415) 429-6281.