Water Mitigation vs Water Restoration
When a home suffers water damage because of flooding due to bad plumbing or bad weather, it will require water mitigation and water restoration services to overcome the damage. The first step is to have a water mitigation service performed.
Water mitigation is when a service provider does everything possible to prevent any more water damage from occurring to your property. The main step here is to ensure that water is no longer an existing threat to the property. If there are burst pipes or other plumbing issues, then those would get solved first.
Any existing water in the home will be completely removed with the use of commercial-grade water removal equipment. The same grade of equipment will be used to dry out the home after the water is removed. After that is done, water mitigators will remove all the damaged materials from the home. This may include flooring, drywall, and furniture.
Any materials left which are salvageable will be disinfected and clean appropriately. Most importantly, the mitigators will inspect the structure of the home to ensure it is still stable and strong. Based on their findings, they will provide a report to the homeowner as to what needs to be repaired or restored. Mitigators don’t do any repair or restoration work. They simply clean up the property and inspect the damage.
Once the scope of the damage is determined, water restoration service providers are called into action. Water restoration is when the salvageable materials and structure of the home are repaired, rebuilt, and/or restored. A water restoration specialist performs jobs like roof repair, mold inspection, floor replacement, and wall replacement. Their overall objective will be to restore the home back to the original condition it was in before the water damage occurred.
Water restoration specialists do everything they can to repair and salvage your damaged property in order to reduce your overhead costs. But there are some things which simply cannot be salvaged. In these cases, they will require you to have them replaced. If you hire an honest and reputable water restoration company, then they should be honest with you about this.
If you have experienced water damage in your home you need to contact a professional water damage and water mitigation San Diego company ASAP. We are here to help 24/7! Call Orange Restoration today! (619) 376-6838