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Water mitigation is the first step in a process that addresses water damage. Mitigation prevents further damage from occurring and involves water removal, moisture control and structural drying.
Think of water mitigation as an emergency response that contains the initial impact. It minimizes secondary water damages such as buckled floors, crumbled drywall and widespread mold growth.
Water mitigation sets the stage for full service repairs and property-wide restoration.
Water mitigation techniques differ depending on the water source. For example, water from a broken pipe is usually classified as Category 1 clean water. In these cases, water damage crews follow industry standards for mitigation.
Category 2 gray water poses a bigger challenge. Common sources for this type of damage are backed-up sump pumps, ruptured disposal lines or leaking washing machine hoses. Mitigation crews address potential contamination and chemicals that might be present in Category 2 water.
The mitigation process for Category 3 black water requires specialized equipment and products. Black water carries dangerous pathogens and hazardous chemicals that soak into affected materials. Technicians follow stringent OSHA, CDC and EPA regulations for Category 3 water mitigation.
Because we realize that it is very important to act quickly in response to emergencies like flooding from plumbing failures, or water backups because of storms, you can rely on us to provide the most efficient water mitigation services that you can get 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
If you have any questions regarding our water mitigation services, don’t be hesitant and call us now or schedule an appointment
At Clean Touch Environmental. we offer 100% free estimates! Call us or complete our quote form.