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What Does Water Mitigation Mean for My Frederick Home?

5/27/2020 (Permalink)

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Mitigation is a series of actions taken to improve the efficiency of restoration and the customer's expense. 

As with any industry, there are technical terms often used with restoration and recovery teams that might require an explanation for Frederickhomeowners. Several of these practices have gotten designed to make recovery efforts faster and more cost-efficient, like mitigation. As you might expect, this is not a one-size-fits-all solution for varying loss incidents, especially the variety of water emergencies that our team addresses annually.

Understanding water mitigation for your Frederick home begins with appreciating the fast and dedicated response of our restoration technicians. Mitigating losses hinges on reaching the damaged areas as soon as possible, and that is why you can reach a real person on our emergency line whenever disasters strike. We can comprise pertinent details and information to ensure that we arrive with the appropriate tools, personnel, and products.

What is Mitigation? 

Mitigation is one of the commitments that our SERVPRO professionals have with the customers that we serve. It is an ongoing assurance that with the actions taken during the initial stages of water loss recovery, we are doing everything possible to make it "Like it never even happened." The literal principles of mitigation and the emergency services that we can offer after a disaster can get broken down into three sections:

  • Reduce Costs – It is always our customers' objective to make restoration and recovery as cost-efficient as possible. Mitigation works to protect more of the contents, materials and affected areas of your residence. In this regard, these efforts can reduce the time and needs of restoration, saving money. 
  • Reduce Loss – Protecting what matters most to you is one of the most valuable aspects of our mitigation approach. Content management, for example, assesses affected personal belongings, furniture, and clothing to determine what can get salvaged on-site and which items require focused attention, cleaning, and deodorization at our SERVPRO facility.
  • Reduce Time – Because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, we can often reach residences and commercial structures within hours of the first notice of loss. With that turnaround, we can protect more of your belongings and set up better containment systems to reduce water migration.

Who is Qualified to Do This in My Home? 

While the term mitigation is one that can get used in many different professional arenas, the mitigation services that we offer require skills and training to do correctly. It can be valuable for your home and its contents to trust professionals that can not only work to reduce the severity of loss effects after a water emergency but a team that can also provide competent contractors. As a full-service restoration team, we can offer several practical mitigation aspects, such as controlled demolition and temporary construction solutions. Our competent professionals have extensive training and accreditations with standard-setting organizations such as:

  • IICRC – Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification 
  • OSHA – Occupational Safety & Health Administration
  • ABRA – American Bio Recovery Association 

What Does Mitigation Entail? 

Because not every loss incident is the same, the necessary mitigation and recovery efforts are not identical. After a water emergency threatens your home, several vital actions should get taken when necessary to ensure that restoration costs stay at a minimum and that more of the house does not become threatened by migrating water effects. These include:

  • Extraction – While not every water loss requires water removal from the surface of flooring materials, pooling water can be a hazardous situation for exposed materials. We have multiple extraction units ranging from submersible pumps and vacuums to truck-mount systems.
  • Drying – No water loss emergency involves our SERVPRO technicians that does not require some form of drying. Depending on the affected materials and areas of the house, this could require multiple tools and devices. Evaporative drying processes can get managed by appropriately placed dehumidification equipment like desiccants and low-grain refrigerant models. 
  • Content Management – Drying decisions in your home often involve what to do with personal belongings. Since your possessions often are more valuable than the structure itself in some regards, choices on how to restore your contents occur during the initial job scoping phase.
  • Controlled Demolition – Damaged structural elements are not always a factor when our professionals arrive, but if this exists, it is critical to remove affected portions of materials immediately. Moisture-wicking can be prevented by removing damaged sections of drywall or pulling up wet carpeting that cannot be restored. 

Mitigation is a vital stage of restoration and recovery for your home that our SERVPRO of Frederick County team implement as soon as possible. No matter how we can help to save you time and money through reducing your losses, you can reach us 24/7 at (301) 662-1747.

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