Why Water Mitigation Companies Need to See the Property in Order to Provide Accurate Estimates
A property that has been flooded must first be protected from more water damage before it can be restored. Water mitigation services come into play in this situation.
Typically, water extraction is the first step before restoration can start. This includes removing standing water as well as any remaining water that may be saturating carpeting or other porous building components.
A water mitigation company may also offer water damage restoration services, but these two activities are different from one another.
What Is Water Mitigation?
Assessing, containing, and avoiding additional harm from happening after a water loss are all parts of water mitigation.
Every organization or person involved in water mitigation has this as their primary duty. Water mitigation also entails removing water from the ground in order to get it back to how it was before the loss.
Even though they are independent tasks on a property, mitigation and restoration are interdependent.
Additionally, water restoration typically comes after water mitigation. Unless, of course, the building was to be demolished due to serious structural damage.
What Does a Water Mitigation Company Do?
Simply put, it works to evaluate, contain, and avoid more damage to a property loss.
When a mitigation business responds to the scene, its first steps will be to evaluate the water’s quality, confine the existing water and stop it from spreading to other parts of the property, and then extract the water using specialized extraction tools.
After the water has been removed from the property, the water mitigation team may occasionally depart and make room for a water damage restoration professional.
However, most times, the business that handles water mitigation also handles water damage restoration.
Although insurance is possible for separate businesses to respond to and carry out both functions in the event of a property loss, it is often simple for property owners to have one company handle both tasks.
The Drawback of Estimates
It’s not always possible to provide water damage mitigation estimates, even though the majority of us are used to getting an upfront quote whenever we have work done on our homes.
In fact, it really depends on whether we initially give an estimate.
One reason is that, until the work is finished, insurance companies do not demand water damage mitigation estimates. Given how quickly things change and the amount of time that would be needed to successfully finish a task, it would be impossible to provide one in advance without seeing the damage on the property.
Some duties can only be carried out by the homeowner, which is another factor.
Nearly every day, companies remind others that, in the case of water damage, time is of the essence because the damage worsens with time spent in water.
Whether or not mold has grown as a result of your water damage is another aspect you’ll need to take into account. This can happen quickly, even in a matter of hours. Cleaning up and removing mold from your house might cost you roughly $2,300, but then again, this is not accurate if a mitigation company hasn’t visited your home yet.
If your property has experienced water damage and you need an estimate for water removal, arrange a consultation with us.