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Have a water emergency? Don’t wait. Reach out to a professional immediately to get the mitigation process up and running. Water damage is time-sensitive, so the sooner you address the issue, the better.

When Might You Need Water Mitigation?

Some examples of when you should call a mitigation specialist include:

  • Sewage backup
  • Storm-damaged roofs
  • Simultaneous fire and water damage
  • Water-leaking appliance
  • Flood water
  • Bathroom water damage

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What to Do Before the Professionals Arrive

During a water emergency

  • Ask yourself: is it safe to be in the house?
  • Make a note of whether all power and gas are turned off in the water-damaged area.
  • Pay attention to any cracks or structural issues that will need to be fixed during the restoration process.
  • Take note of the locations where mold might grow.
  • Avoid any situation where you could slip and fall.
  • Only perform very safe activities.
  • Take care when carrying wet items, as they may be heavy.

Once we’ve arrived, we’ll complete a full damage assessment of everything impacted by water damage and evaluate the project’s scope and work required. Next, we begin our water extraction and removal process.

How is Water Mitigation Different from Water Damage Restoration?

Water mitigation is first priority for professionals because it involves stopping the spread of water damage. Contractors may remove drywall or flooring from a residence that would otherwise lead to structural weakening or mold growth. Water damage restoration is meant to rebuild the damage caused by the water. Water damage restoration technicians act after the spread of water damage is contained. Mitigation technicians must stop the spread before restoration technicians can begin their job. If mitigation is the first step in the process, restoration is the following step.

Water mitigators use high-powered equipment to extract the water from the scene. Technicians use moisture meters to measure dampness accurately. They also use tools such as dehumidifiers, air scrubbers, and air movers.

Mitigation technicians remove items surrounding the property such as branches and loose tiles. They are the ones who clean and disinfect the home. Mitigators make the home safe to inhabit again. Restoration technicians then arrive on the scene to rebuild and repair.

When dealing with a water emergency, you’ll want to hire a company with experience and know-how. We’re well-versed in the consequences of water damage to your property and the steps necessary to stop its spread in a timely fashion.

In a water emergency, every second counts. The longer you wait to resolve the issue, the more costly it will become. In addition to monetary considerations, unfortunately, the growth of mold can cause severe health problems. Avoid this situation by consulting an expert.

Whenever an emergency strikes, we’re here for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And we’re fast. We’ll arrive on the scene as soon as humanly possible.

So don’t hesitate to call us in Oklahoma City, where we’ll be happy to answer what questions and concerns you have and get our team on the job ASAP.

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