Water Mitigation Helps Get Life Back to Normal

Water mitigation may not be something you’ve ever thought about. If you’re fortunate enough to have never experienced flooding, you may not have spent any time thinking about the work that has to be done to restore a property after such an event. But if you’ve been watching the news lately, you know that it can happen anywhere. Recent storm events in places as far apart as BostonChicago and Tennessee
highlight the problems that Mother Nature can cause for homeowners. According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2E) “In the U.S., the Midwest and Northeast have seen the strongest increases in heavy precipitation events.” If you live in the greater Kansas City area and flooding happens to you, rest assured that the professionals at SMART Environmental Services are here to help!

Sometimes a combination of factors can cause water damage in your home or business. For example, heavy rains combined with power outages can be a culprit. If you have a sump pump to keep water out of your basement or foundation, it is dependent upon electricity in order to function. Just this past June, a week of heavy rainfall caused a great deal of flooding in Kansas City, damaging many homes. If your basement or any other part of the building floods due to such a storm, you will need to think about water mitigation as soon as the waters recede.

What does water mitigation involve? At SMART Environmental Services, we start with a thorough inspection of the damaged areas. The first step in correcting the problem is to make sure that no more water is entering your property. Because we aim to minimize demolition and reconstruction costs as much as possible, getting your home or business dry is our next priority. We will begin extracting water from building materials, removing materials that cannot be dried, and placing specialty equipment to dry the structure and/or materials. We know that with water damage, time is of the essence. The longer the materials are wet, the more damage will occur and the more likely it is that mold will form.

Our certified technicians utilize all proper safety measures including wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) when working in your home or business. Additionally, we use only hospital-grade disinfectants to kill mold and prevent any future mold growth. All of the products we use are approved by the CDC, OSHA, EPA, CIRI, FDA, and IICRC. With a commercial property we know that time is money, so we work as quickly as we can to get you back in business. If your home has been damaged, we know that you want to get your house back to a safe and healthy condition as quickly as possible. However, speed doesn’t mean cutting corners or skipping any of the necessary steps. Our professional water mitigation team has the skills and experience necessary to get your property back to normal as soon as possible. Call us at (913) 355-5303 or use our online contact form to schedule a free estimate. We look forward to serving you!

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