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Understanding the Difference Between Mitigation and Restoration

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

When storm season hits Eason, OK, your commercial building may suffer some damage. The process of getting your building back to its original, functional state can be a long one. There are two main parts to this process, and the length of time it takes the flood cleanup company to complete it depends on many factors.


The first thing that storm restoration experts must do is mitigate the damage to your property. Mitigation generally involves four main tasks:

  • Removing damaged items
  • Tearing out ruined building materials
  • Drying out the affected area
  • Disinfecting every remaining surface

The main goal of mitigation is to get rid of the damage to the building. Damage can be anything from disintegrated drywall to bacteria or mold growth. Before any rebuilding can take place, everything that cannot be salvaged must be removed. Then whatever remains must be cleaned. If you call the flood cleanup company quickly after the building is damaged, mitigation can usually be completed in a few days.


Once all the damage is gone, restoration can begin. This part of the process can take much longer than mitigation. Even if there is a lot of damage to remove, mitigation is fairly straightforward. Restoration depends on finding the right materials to make your building look "Like it never even happened". The contractor in charge of your building's restoration details each task that needs to be done. One thing that can speed up the process is to find a restoration company that also handles mitigation. With one team working on the same project, the transition between the two can go more smoothly.
A storm that floods your building can leave behind a lot of damage. Once the damage is cleaned up, you still need to restore your building to its former state. A flood cleanup company that also specializes in restoration can simplify this potentially complicated process.

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