Water Mitigation vs Restoration – What’s The Difference?

Water mitigation is a topic that most people don’t think about until the worst happens. If you’ve been lucky enough to have never experienced a flood or other adverse water event, you may not have considered what kind of recovery work has to be done afterwards. But flooding can happen anywhere, and water damage from this and other water-related events is one of the most common causes of insurance claims each year. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III) , nearly 30 percent of insurance losses in 2019 (the most recent year for which data is available) were caused by water damage. But don’t worry! If the worst happens and your home or business suffers water damage, the local pros at SMART Environmental Services are here to help!
If you have seen or heard advertisements for water mitigation and restoration companies over the years, you may be wondering “What’s the difference?” Water mitigation services include extracting water and drying the structure in order to prevent further water damage from happening to your property. These include removing unsalvageable damaged flooring and drywall and drying out and cleaning soaked carpets.  Water restoration services usually come later, and involve repairing or replacing damaged parts of a structure. Replacing damaged flooring and drywall are some examples of restoration activities. When you call us to help with a water event, our priority is to complete the water mitigation properly. We want to prevent additional damage and get your home or business to a safe state, once we have stopped water from entering the structure and saved as much of the existing structure and contents as possible.
When working in your home or business, our certified technicians utilize all proper safety measures including wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). 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. Our professional water mitigation and restoration teams have the skills and experience necessary to get your property back to normal as quickly as possible. 
We are a locally-owned Kansas City company working to help people recover from devastating water events. We will treat you like our neighbors, because you ARE our neighbors! Call us at (913) 355-5303 or use our online contact form to schedule a free estimate. 

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