News Release: Water Damage Restoration Holyoke, Ma
The Water Damage Restoration Process Explained Simply
Here’s an unfortunate fact. Water damage is not just a slim possibility, but a reality for most home and commercial building owners.
Take this report from Claims Magazine as an example. The organization found that broken water pipes were second only to hurricanes in terms of homes damaged and insurance amounts claimed in the U.S.
A more recent study from Water Damage Defense has found that roughly 14,000 people experience a water damage emergency across the United States — get this — every single day.
As if that’s not bad enough, the same company reports that 98% of basements suffer from water damage during their lifetime. So like we said, water damage is not a matter of if, but when.
Luckily, modern technology and processes have made it possible to control the damage to your property from water emergencies. Professional water damage restoration companies like ours can now bring your property back to life, as if nothing ever happened.
How do we do that? Let’s take a look at the water damage restoration process by breaking it into two separate parts.
Water Damage Mitigation & Restoration
Many people don’t realize that water damage mitigation and water damage restoration are two distinct processes.
A quick and easy way to sum up the difference is to think of mitigation as putting your property and any belongings out of harm’s way. Whereas restoration is all about repairing and bringing the damaged areas back to life.
Let’s do a deep dive into each part below.
Water Damage Mitigation
Water damage mitigation is all about preventing any further damage to your property.
This is achieved by first assessing the type of damage, the affected areas, and what caused it all in the first place. After considering all those factors, we prepare a mitigation plan tailored to the needs of your specific situation.
As soon as the assessment is done, our team starts patching up any leaks and boarding up any holes in the walls and the roof. The goal here is to prevent any further water from gathering on your property.
Next, our team of skilled workers install powerful motors and vacuums to remove hundreds or even thousands of gallons of water from the damaged property. Water extraction is a critical part of the process as water will keep damaging your property as long as it’s in there. This also prevents the growth of mold on your property.
While water extraction removes bulk of the water, some hard to target areas can still remain damp. That’s where our drying and dehumidification experts come in. By using latest technology that’s both non-intrusive and safe for your property, they successfully dry your whole place up, leaving not a single sign of moisture in sight.
Lastly, our team kicks off the water damage cleanup process where all your belongings are cleaned and sanitized, including furniture, clothing, and any personal items. This could be something as simple as spraying and wiping, or as complex as abrasion cleaning. Odor removal is also performed here.
Apart from your belongings, our team will also cleanup and sanitize your walls, floors, and any other surfaces as part of the water cleanup step. All of these are critical to preventing any further damage.
With that, the water mitigation process comes to its conclusion, bringing your property to a fully habitable condition.
2. Water Damage Restoration
Unlike the water mitigation process, water damage restoration depends entirely on your property and the nature of the damage.
The mitigation process already saves a lot of your items. But anything that the mitigation process can’t save becomes a part of the restoration process.
Torn rugs, broken furniture, leaky roofs, and damaged walls, all of these require extensive repairs that take a lot of time and effort. That’s why the water damage restoration process is typically a lengthy one.
Our team starts by separating restorable items from those that are damaged beyond repair. From there, our team of expert restorers get to work and bring your property back to its former glory.
And just like that, your home or office looks as good as new!