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What is Water Mitigation and why is it so important?

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage ceiling Weep holes are often added to mitigate damage and possibly safe a whole ceiling from being replaces vs repaired.

Water mitigation is a term most people haven’t heard of unless they are faced with disastrous water damage in their home or business.  First of all, let’s look into why water damage is so destructive.

Water not only dissolves many compounds, but also dissolves more substances than any other liquid.  It is considered the universal solvent.  Without going directly into the science of the what makes up water, it basically dissolves almost any organic compound that doesn’t contain lipids (fatty organic compounds).  This means that with enough time it can dissolve many of the materials in your home such as flooring, drywall, and personal effects.  This is why mitigation is so important!

The definition of mitigation is “the action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something.”  Anyone who has ever experienced a water damage knows it can be severe and painful, so the purpose of water mitigation is not only to clean up the mess, but to reduce damage and save materials through fast response and the “science of drying.”  No one in the business knows the “science of drying” like SERVPRO and its many franchises.  We have built a name and reputation throughout our industry with many of our peers trying mimic our services. 

In order to mitigate the damage a water leak or flood can do to your home, the best course of action is to call the experts, we can walk you through the process and mitigate.  SERVPRO can make it “Like it never even happened.”

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