Water damage cleanup, water damage mitigation, and water damage restoration are terms that are often used imprecisely and interchangeably. They are actually different concepts used to restore a home after water damage.
And while Flood Pro of Mission Viejo can do it all, here is a primer of the differences:
Basically, professional clean up service is about removing damaged items and materials. The atmosphere of a flooded home is not a good place for your valuable belongings to be; to prevent further damage Flood Pro will remove them from your home as quickly as possible.
Then they will focus on cleaning and disinfecting any damaged materials. The belongings in your home that were affected by the flood will likely be damaged by more than just moisture. Floodwater often contains significant levels of contamination so failing to clean and disinfect these materials will lead to greater damage in the long run and potential health hazards for you.
Along with removing any floodwater, Flood Pro will dry out any remaining moisture in your home. This will prevent further damage in the future and reduce the likelihood of mold damage occurring. If you delay, mold in the wet areas can spread throughout the home.
In contrast, water mitigation services prevent further damage from happening and are focused on preemptively getting your property and belongings out of harm’s way. Water damage mitigation is all about minimizing the damage caused by a flood or leak as quickly and effectively as possible. Water damage mitigation services aren’t designed to repair or replace damaged property, but to ensure the disaster doesn’t lead to further consequences. (While the water mitigation process may prevent further damage, the service is often only a temporary solution.)
Then, humidity and moisture tests come at the end of the water damage mitigation and restoration processes. These are done to ensure that all possible remaining water damage issues in your home have been resolved. If a home does not live up to every standard of humidity and moisture levels, then there is more work to do.
Water damage restoration is focused on repairing and restoring the water damage caused to a home or property. After the water mitigation process, many trained water damage restoration specialists will focus on reconstructing and rebuilding your home through a variety of applications. The water damage restoration process is intended to help homeowners recover from all damage. Although the steps a restoration company may take to restore each home will largely depend on the extent of the water damage, typical water damage restoration services often include the following:
The main purpose of water damage restoration is to return the home to pre-loss conditions. Since repairs can’t be made until all water damage problems have been completely addressed, the water restoration process can’t begin until the water mitigation process has ended.
If you’re experiencing any type of water damage in Mission Viejo, call for a free home inspection. Call 24/7 for emergency repairs. Flood Pro technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). They will quickly assess the situation to determine the fastest way of drying your property.