What Must Happen Immediately to Protect My Concord House After a Water Loss?
Mitigation helps to reduce losses and expenses for a customer and can encompass many specific tasks.
After a water loss emergency, there is a finite timeline to address many of the pressing concerns and immediate damages in your Concord residence. As challenging and overwhelming as this might initially feel, it is the focus of efforts like mitigation.We begin valuable efforts that protect your belongings, your structure, and the occupants of the residence from potential health hazards and dangers that could result from the growing loss incident.
To get water mitigation in Concord homes started as quickly as possible, it is vital to reach out to our SERVPRO technicians as soon as possible after the discovery of the disaster. Because we fixate on a fast response, we have technicians available and ready to mobilize at any time. The majority of our roster has the necessary training and education to be certified Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) firm.
Why is Mitigation Important?
Mitigation is one of the most consistent elements across any loss incident that our professionals seek to address. With water losses and their ability of water to move quickly from one damaged area to another, fast mitigation and attention in the affected portions of the house are critical to saving both time and money. There are a few distinct ways to regulate the effect of water losses in your residence, and these include:
- Extraction – As you might expect, removing surface water is one of the first objectives of our responding restoration professionals. Damage cannot get adequately assessed, and structural elements remain persistently at risk with standing water. Multiple tools can help to get this surface water threat under control, but this typically falls to electric submersible pumps or wet vacuums with attachments.
- Content Management – To many homeowners, the belongings, keepsakes, and treasures in the house are more valuable than the walls and flooring. With any loss incident, our mitigation approach ensures that the appropriate precautions get taken to protect your belongings as much as possible through on-site and off-site recovery efforts.
- Controlled Demolition – With a team of in-house contractors experienced in nearly all of the general contracting building trades, we can work to limit the number of damaged materials that require discarding. After build back of these removed materials, the loss incident is “Like it never even happened.”
Is Extraction Always Necessary?
Many think of extraction as the removal of substantial standing water that occupants of the home or technicians might have to wade through to get any work done, extraction is a broader term than this. Water removal in materials like carpeting, wood flooring, and wall systems can require specialized tools and equipment, and be an equally vital process in the final drying of your property. Some of these include:
- Carpet Wands
- Weighted Extractors
- Floor Mat Drying Systems
Is Content Management Needed After Clean Water Incidents?
Protecting your belongings is an essential element of the full mitigation services that our SERVPRO team offers. After a water loss incident, contents in your home can become saturated, soiled, or even carry a foul odor. Addressing all of these concerns can take the steps needed to prevent irreparable damages to these valuable keepsakes, heirlooms, and treasures. Some of the steps that can protect your belongings from both the immediate damages after water exposure and secondary effects like microbial growth include:
- Surface Cleaning
- Antimicrobial Treatments
How Fast Can Mitigation Begin?
Because We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, we commit to our customers to reach their damaged addresses as soon as possible following a loss incident. We can maintain production vehicles and trailers stocked with our inventory of air movers, dehumidifiers, extractors, and other water management equipment. Also, we have a staffed response line to ensure that you are reaching a human being amidst your loss. Not only does this help to convey the appropriate information to our technicians preparing to respond, but it also helps to offer you some peace of mind amid the crisis.
No matter how severe water losses can be in your home, we have a dedicated roster of restoration technicians that can respond quickly and confidently. Mitigation is a vital service that we offer designed to reduce out-of-pocket expenses and the time that restoration takes. Our SERVPRO of Concord team can begin this mitigation as soon as we arrive. Give us a call anytime disasters strike at (603) 225-2825.