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What is Water Damage Mitigation for Restoration Projects?
What is Water Damage Mitigation? The mitigation approach prevents damage. The mitigation strategy prevents wicking and saturation up affecting building materials.
The mitigation approach is about prevention and further damage. It is minimizing disruption and less intrusive with the focus on quick turnaround time. The mitigation strategy is cost effective and in a commercial environment, it saves money and business disruption.
Repairing water damage after a flood goes beyond immediately extracting water. The structure, including floors, drywall, and beams, must be thoroughly dried to prevent mold. Damaged items can be packed out and restored. A restoration company will use equipment and processes.
Types of Water Damage
First, the type of water damage is determined; sanitary, unsanitary or black water? As stated by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification), which created the standards for the Restoration and Cleaning industry and water damage mitigation and recovery training, there are different degrees and courses involved in a water damage situation. In the S-500 standards of the IICRC, there are three categories describing the type of liquid.
For example, sanitary will be water in the faucet, unsanitary is an appliance or overflowing bathroom, and black water could contain raw sewage or pollutants. Each kind of flooding requires different procedures of extraction, and the technicians should understand how to safely handle. Carpet may be salvageable based on the water. Carpet padding replaced and will be removed.
After the flood has been stopped, the water is safely extracted so the drying process can begin. Paintings, books, heirlooms, and electronics are transferred so that what’s salvageable can be saved and stored off-site. The Mitigation company takes a complete inventory of what is eliminated. Desiccant dehumidifiers and air movers are currently putting in place to completely dry the structure. Technicians monitor the drying progress and detect moisture behind walls with thermal imaging technologies or moisture meters. Air movers and dryers are removed or added based on the measurements.