If you have a fire or water emergency, please call us now at (559) 297-3429

To have the optimal experience while using this site, you will need to update your browser. You may want to try one of the following alternatives:

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Remediation: What it is and How SERVPRO of Clovis can help you

6/5/2023 (Permalink)

Water mitigation is the process of minimizing and preventing further damage caused by water intrusion in a building or property. It involves a series of steps aimed at removing excess water, drying out affected areas, and restoring the affected property to its pre-damage condition. Here is a brief explanation of the water mitigation process:

  1. Assessment: The first step is to assess the extent of water damage and identify the source of water intrusion. This helps determine the appropriate mitigation strategy.

  2. Safety Measures: Ensure the safety of occupants and mitigate any potential hazards. If necessary, turn off electrical power to affected areas and evacuate if there is a risk of structural instability.

  3. Water Extraction: Remove standing water using pumps, vacuums, or other specialized equipment. The goal is to remove as much water as possible to prevent further damage and mold growth.

  4. Moisture Detection: Use moisture detection tools such as moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras to locate hidden pockets of moisture within walls, floors, and ceilings.

  5. Drying and Dehumidification: Set up industrial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers to promote efficient drying. This helps prevent secondary damage and inhibits mold growth. The drying process may take several days, depending on the extent of the water damage.

  6. Salvage and Removal: Salvage and remove damaged materials that cannot be restored, such as saturated carpets, insulation, drywall, or furniture. Proper disposal procedures should be followed for any hazardous materials.

  7. Cleaning and Sanitization: Clean and disinfect affected areas to remove any contaminants or pathogens brought in by the water. This helps prevent potential health risks.

It's important to note that water mitigation should be carried out promptly to minimize further damage and reduce the risk of mold growth and structural issues. I you find yourself in need of water mitigation give SERVPRO of Clovis a call 24/7 365!

Other News

View Recent Posts