Expert Water Mitigation for Dunwoody Residents

Water emergencies come in many forms; flooded basements from heavy rains, leaks that develop under kitchen cabinets and behind bathroom walls, and more. For business owners, you could have a broken sprinkler system soaking office equipment, furnishings, and documents. No matter what happens in your Dunwoody property, these are all examples of why professional water mitigation is essential. AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs is available in the area for both mitigation and restoration services to ensure you get quality results. 

How is water mitigation in Dunwoody different from restoration? Each service is essential for recovery purposes. However, you cannot restore your business or home without mitigating damage. 

What is Involved in Water Mitigation?

The water mitigation step is the initial part of handling water damage. Mitigation helps prevent further damage and involves facets like water removal services, precise moisture control, and advanced structural drying. 

Many property owners think mitigation and restoration are the same, but water mitigation is the response to the emergency that addresses and contains the initial impact. With mitigation, you can reduce secondary water damage like crumbled drywall, buckled flooring, and widespread mold colonization. To summarize, water mitigation for your property helps set the stage for property-wide restoration and full-service repairs.

What are the Differences Between Mitigation and Restoration?

Knowing the differences that set water mitigation apart from repair and restoration is essential. The facts are as follows:

How Water Mitigation Works

  • Inspection/Assessment – During this initial phase, our technicians inspect your property and assess all water damage, taking control of any necessary boarding up and emergency repair work.

  • Water Removal Services – Standing water gets pumped from the property using powerful extractors. Our team follows up with specialized wet vacuums, carpet wands, and other tools to handle residual water. 

  • Advanced Structural Drying – The drying efforts involve equipment like high-capacity air movers, industrial-grade axial fans, wooden floor/subfloor drying equipment, and desiccant dehumidifiers.

  • Property Stabilization – Our team may use site-specific techniques to dry and minimize secondary damage. Drying equipment can target buckling floors or crumbling drywall, as taking these steps help stabilize your property to ready it for restoration and reconstruction. 

  • Site Cleanup – While drying progresses, our AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs mitigation crew removes debris, identifies all salvageable contents, and starts the cleanup process. Part of the process involves disinfection of all impacted materials and surfaces.

How Water Restoration Works

  • Material Removal – The process starts with removing all damaged materials like buckled flooring, warped baseboards, and soaked drywall.

  • Repair and Replacement – Any materials not too severely damaged by water get assessed for repair or if replacement is necessary. 

  • Mold Remediation – Our water restoration technicians find and clean all areas with suspected mold. Another part of this phase involves lowering relative humidity (RH) levels to normal, ensuring they are stable.

  • Total Restoration – During this phase, all aspects of returning your property to pre-loss get complete. Steps include rebuilding, repairing, or replacing materials to make it look as it did before. 

It is essential to know that water mitigation techniques vary depending on the situation. Each project is unique, so we consider the materials impacted, the contamination level of the water, ventilation, and more. If you are dealing with water damage to your home or business, you might be tempted to try cleaning up on your own. However, DIY methods most often leave moisture behind that can bring immense secondary damage and all the hazards of mold and mildew growth. AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs is here to help – (404) 474-8443.

Our AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs team offers a complete line of professional water mitigation and restoration services. You can think of us as your one-stop for your property recovery needs – available 24/7.

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