What Is Water Mitigation?
It only takes a few inches of water to create serious water damage in your home or business. If not taken care of immediately, the harm that sitting water can do in your property increases exponentially. It’s important to act fast to reduce the damages. This is where water mitigation comes in.
Mitigation is the effort to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters, according to FEMA. Water mitigation is the process of removing standing water from a structure. This process prevents any further damage from occurring to the building that has been flooded. While some homeowners or business owners can remove a bit of water themselves, it takes a trained team of specialists to completely mitigate the water.
What To Do If You Have Standing Water In Your Home Or Business
Step #1: Call For Emergency
If you’re reading this right now and have water damage sitting somewhere in your basement, kitchen, or anywhere else, pick up your phone and give us a call now. Don’t wait to get the water damage cleanup and restoration process started, for, the longer you wait, the worse the damage will become. With 24/7 service and licensed technicians with more than 50 years of combined experience, you can trust FloStop to take care of any and all types of water damage restoration projects. If you are anywhere in Southwest Florida, give us a call now!
Step #2: Water Damage Assessment
After we arrive at your property, we conduct a detailed inspection of all the damages to determine the best plan of action. We do a thorough assessment of the overall damage sustained. This step allows us to establish what course of action to take to remove water from the affected area. Once our team has completed the assessment, the next step is to start eliminating water that has accumulated in the area, to prevent further damage. We look for things such as property safety Type of water (white, gray, or black water) Water source Extent of damages Etc.
Step #3: Water Extraction
Once we finish the inspection, we remove all objects in the vicinity of the water and get started removing the water from your home. Our extraction process entails the utilization of specialized equipment to rapidly dry out the area as quickly as possible. No matter the type of water damage, flooding, or leak you are experiencing, it needs to be addressed immediately. If the water is allowed to linger in the home or in your place of business the damage it causes can escalate quickly. The water needs to be extracted immediately.
Step #4: Structural Drying
If necessary, after removing the majority of the water from your floors and walls, there may still be an overriding dampness that needs to be addressed, to prevent the development of mold and further damage. In many cases, the use of dehumidifiers and humidity monitoring equipment allows us to prevent as much warping, breakdown, and swelling as possible. FloStop Restoration, LLC is committed to saving as much of your property as possible during the clean-up and restoration process.