When water damages your home, you’re left with a lot of clean-up and repairs. However, not everyone has the money needed right away to work on these repairs, and insurance claims can sometimes take weeks to process. However, the longer you wait to deal with water damage, the more damage it can cause. Water mitigation is a relatively inexpensive option that can help you protect your home while you’re waiting for repairs to begin in earnest. By hiring a water damage mitigation company, you’re preventing the damage from spreading and causing more issues in your house.
Mitigation vs. Repair
Most companies you hire will do both water mitigation and water damage repair. However, the two do not need to be done at the same time, and many homeowners or renters choose to proceed with water mitigation while waiting for the resources needed to perform repairs. Mitigation is a process where the water is removed from your home, and immediate damages are addressed with quick fixes to prevent further damage. Water restoration and repair, however, fully fix all the damage caused by water.
Aspects of Water Mitigation
When mitigation begins, there are a number of steps that your technicians will implement to stop the spread of damage.
Water removal is the most important aspect of water mitigation. The longer water remains in your house or your air, the more damage it can cause. Technicians use industry-standard hoses, fans, and dehumidifiers to reduce the water and moisture levels in your home. This prevents further structural damage and also inhibits the growth of mold.
Damage Extraction and Cleaning
Damaged objects can continue to cause damage even without standing water gone and with the air dried. For example, furniture or other upholstery that sustained water damage can cause mildew and mold to grow. Part of the mitigation process is removing unsalvageable damaged objects and cleaning and disinfecting objects that can be saved.
Structural Support and Safety
Sometimes, water can damage the structural integrity of your home. Windows and doors can be broken, and foundations can be cracked. To prevent further damage caused by these breaches, a mitigation team can provide quick fixes while you wait for full repairs. This typically includes boarding up and tarping exposures to prevent animals and weather from affecting your home.
Water Mitigation with HS Restoration
At HS Restoration, we understand how important it is to feel relaxed and comfortable in your home. We also understand that not everyone is able to afford full water damage restoration services right away. We offer high-quality water mitigation services to homes in Atlantic County, New Jersey, to help prevent the spread of damage. Our phone lines are open 24/7 at 609-614-3271 to respond to any emergency water damage situation. Don’t let the cost of restoration deter you from protecting your home. With water mitigation, you can save yourself time and money in the future.