Our Experts Help Storm More Water Damage in Its Tracks 

When water intrudes into your home or business, restoration industry best practices recommend specific interventions. After a damage and safety assessment, the following services are an array of tasks focused on water mitigation. Johns Creek properties experience much more successful water damage recovery outcomes when the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians start by performing services intended to stop fluids and moisture from causing progressive harm.

What Are Examples of Water Mitigation?

During stressful times like those experienced by home or business owners after water damage, understanding the terminology for services used by reputable restoration companies like AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford might seem unnecessarily detailed. However, as we work through the benefits during your crisis, you will hear us stress the need for initial water mitigation in your Johns Creek property, including, depending on individual circumstances, some or all of the following tasks:

  • Turning off water supply lines after plumbing or appliance leaks inside your property

  • Boarding up or tarping exterior damage to prevent additional water intrusion after a storm or other external forces destroy the integrity of your property’s “envelope”

  • Setting up baffles or sandbags to contain standing water, preventing flow into unaffected spaces 

  • Pumping and/or extracting standing water, sometimes using attachments under negative air pressure (suction) like floor mats or inserting baseboard hoses through holes to pull all liquids out

  • When carpeting is involved, removing and discarding sodden padding and using an extractor to wand from dry edges the edges of wet areas to stop the moisture from spreading

  • Packing up and moving wet contents to a dry and secure space for restoration evaluation--clearing out spaces of soaked items lowers humidity and makes it easier to work in the space 

Why Focus on Water Mitigation First?

Preventing the spread of liquids and capturing them for disposal is the most effective way to prepare your damaged property for the remediation and restoration phases of AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford team’s work. Some of the first tasks we do concentrate on halting the movement and pooling of water to prevent further damage. 

Other tasks bridge the boundary between mitigation and remediation. For example, setting up low-profile air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to accelerate the evaporation of absorbed water from porous materials (applied structural drying) works best after extracting all liquid. Starting drying interventions too soon is 12,000 times less efficient. 

Remediation for Resolution

Solidly in the remediation phase are the repair and rebuilding of non-restorable structures such as drywall, reinstallation of items removed to dry elsewhere (shelves, baseboards, drawers), cleaning and disinfection, and deodorization if necessary. All of these tasks need to occur only after drying is completed. Once the property is back to pre-loss condition, the packed-out items, now cleaned, dried, and restored, can return to your property.   

AdvantaClean Prioritizes Communication

We explain in detail why halting the influx of water, regardless of its source, is job one. Rather than prolonging the damage recovery, water mitigation sets the stage for subsequent interventions to move more quickly and effectively. AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford plans and implements strategies proven to work by the IICRC based on years of research and the positive experiences of countless skilled technicians. 

When you need reliable help with water mitigation in Johns Creek, call AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford at (470) 819-2070. We respond promptly with the services needed for damage recovery. 

Learning the differences between various water damage interventions gives property owners the knowledge needed to support our crews of IICRC-certified technicians. Your Rock Creek water mitigation and remediation project is a joint effort. AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford commits to transparently communicating all information required to understand each phase of the process. 

AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford

(470) 819-2070

3050 Business Park Drive # D, Norcross, GA 30071

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