The two terms Restoration and Mitigation create a lot of confusion as they are both ideals in Damage Restoration Services.
However, one serves as a term for immediate action, while the other is for an after the reaction.
But since both are ways of dealing with water damage, it is essential to differentiate them accurately to avoid confusion.
Differentiating these two words is also essential when considering hiring professional services.
Most companies that deal with water damage restoration hire both water mitigation professionals and water damage restoration professionals.
Mitigation in itself, according to the Oxford dictionary, is “the action of reducing the severity, seriousness or painfulness of something.” Therefore water mitigation is the whole first reaction process of cleaning up the water and the damaged area.
Water Mitigation professionals use specialized equipment such as dehumidifiers, air scrubbers, moisture meters, and air movers to remove all moisture from the building properly.
These professionals are also first in response to cases of water damage crisis because their services are crucial in managing the damage extent.
The process involves:
Restoration according to the Oxford dictionary is “the action of returning something to a former owner, place or condition.” Water Restoration is the second step taken after cleaning up the water damage. It means reinstating the house to its original condition.
Water Damage Restorers repair and replace damaged structures and also test to confirm that all moisture and other water damage issues are fixed.
These professionals respond after the immediate damage and danger has been sorted.
The process involves:
Water damage restoration services are essential to all structures that have at one time experienced water destruction.
As many significant companies hire both water mitigation and water damage restoration professionals, it is proper to note that water mitigators respond first to a crisis call followed by water damage restorers.
Their areas of work are very different but will ensure that a building is restored to its original habitable condition.
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