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WHAT DOES WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION MEAN?
Water damage restoration is a professional term used to describe the process of water damage cleanup from the first actions to the last. Water damage restoration may also be called (1) water remediation, (2) water removal, (3) water extraction, (4) water mitigation, and (5) flood cleanup.
Sounding complicated? No need to worry; it’s a good idea to comprehend the differences, although those terms are used interchangeably most of the time. Especially if you are talking with a few disaster restoration businesses.
WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION TERMS SUMMED UP
Water damage restoration comprises the complete process of water cleanup from beginning to end- (removal of water, drying items and structures, and transferring restored things back).
Water remediation is a term equal to water damage recovery. Water remediation includes the complete process of water cleanup, including water removal, moving items back, and then drying structures and items.
Water removal refers to the act of removing water from the water-damaged areas. Professionals use specialized equipment like truck mounts to remove large quantities of commercial grade dehumidifiers water, and high-velocity air movers.
Water extraction means the exact same thing as water removal. Specialized equipment is used by professionals. Water extraction is the term chosen if referring to extracting water in an environment that is external.
Water mitigation refers to the practice of preventing or reversing damage caused by the amount of water in the building. So water mitigation could be used to describe the water removal and/or the whole water cleaning procedure.
Flood cleanup means water from outside has moved indoors. Flood water is considered contaminated and help will be needed by many people in drying out the locations which were affected, sanitizing, and removing.
In this SERVPRO Process video we demonstrate the steps taken to remediate water damage in a residential structure. All situations are slightly different and some require additional measures depending on the source of contamination, materials affected and the construction of the home. This was a one story home, built on a slab and the majority of the flooring was carpeted.
You’ll see the water being extracted from the carpet and from the tile flooring in the kitchen. Carpet padding is almost always non-salvageable because it is made of materials that are not suitable for moisture so it was removed while the carpet will be dried out and put back in place. The air-movers strategically placed accelerate the drying process while dehumidifiers regulate the moisture levels in the air, preventing mold growth.