SERVPRO Clarifies the Difference between Water Mitigation and Water Damage Restoration
What is the Difference between Water Mitigation and Water Restoration?
When asking yourself if you need water mitigation or water restoration services, you’ve likely had water damage and are looking for a water damage cleanup company for your business in Media, PA or Central Delaware County. While related, mitigation and restoration are different, and you will most likely need both. SERVPRO of Media and SERVPRO of Central Delaware County specialize in both mitigation and restoration. Our team is ready and willing to assist you through the water cleanup process.
What Is Water Mitigation?
When you have any kind of water damage, you almost immediately think of keeping it from getting worse. That is where mitigation comes into play. Take these quick steps to start recovery:
- Cut off the main power supply to reduce the possibility of injury or fire.
- Block additional water from entering the area if safe and practical to do so.
- Prevent as much water as possible from spreading into other areas.
- Remove any easily portable items that can hamper mitigation efforts.
A water damage restoration company can help you take additional steps in the mitigation process. Water easily enters areas that aren’t open to your view. Experts will bring in water extraction equipment to further minimize damage any hidden water may cause. It’s also important to keep air circulating to assist with drying. This is usually accomplished by using commercial fans and/or dehumidifiers.
What Is Water Restoration?
Restoration is the process of getting everything back to normal. This usually takes longer than mitigation. At a minimum, it typically involves utilizing more sophisticated methods or equipment to locate and remove hidden water. Technicians with expertise in structural drying and odor control can determine how best to accomplish both of those tasks. This will to assist in reducing the financial impact of the damage. Depending on the scope and severity of the loss, restoration may include major structural repair. The restoration company you choose can manage the project to completion, alleviating you of that responsibility, allowing you to concentrate on serving clients.
Storm damage doesn’t always occur during business hours. SERVPRO of Media and SERVPRO of Central Delaware County responds no matter when you call. Having a reputable water damage company on call anytime can help to minimize the impact repairing water damage can have on conducting your business.
For more information, visit us at https://www.SERVPROmedia.com.