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What are the Differences Between Mitigation and Restoration?

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

Sign on brick building (showing company name and phone) set as screen on cartoon computer Look for the SERVPRO of Glenview sign on our building on the south side of Willow Road just east of the bridge between Patriot Blvd and Old Willow Rd.

Small business owners have a lot to deal with, but dealing with a disaster in the workplace is the last thing a business owner wants to do. Despite your best efforts and preparation, you cannot prevent all types of incidents from occurring. If a major storm or other water loss causes excessive damage to your building, you will need to rely on a skilled professional flood cleanup company such as SERVPRO of Glenview to help your business get back on its feet. There are two major components of this process: mitigation and restoration.

Advantages of Calling the Pros

For minor damage issues in the workplace, you can probably handle the cleanup yourself. However, you should call a restoration company like SERVPRO when there is standing water or when the damage covers a large area. Professional crews offer the following:

  • Experience and expertise cleaning up after storm or other water damage
  • The right tools and equipment to clean up and mitigate the damage so restoration to your building can begin
  • Timely response and quick results from our professional crew

Understanding Mitigation

Disaster response companies will first inspect the affected area and formulate a plan, to be approved by you before mitigation begins. Depending on the size and scope of the damage in your building, technicians can complete the mitigation process in a matter of hours or it may take several days. Crews will remove all water from the building and also any water-damaged materials (including contents as well as structural material such as drywall, ceilings, or flooring) which cannot be salvaged by the drying process. Then, using high-powered fans and dehumidifiers, team members will totally dry the affected area. After the cleanup and mitigation is complete, SERVPRO will sanitize all surfaces to kill any remaining bacteria and cleanup the mitigated area.

Understanding Restoration

Compared to the mitigation process, the restoration effort typically takes much more time. The restoration is the entire process of restoring your building to its previous pre-disaster condition. Restoration includes rebuilding and replacing that which was removed during mitigation. This can include: rebuilding structural components such as the roof, ceilings, walls, or floors; repairing or replacing drywall that was torn out and finishing it (priming and painting it); replacing flooring or installing new carpet. None of the restoration will begin until crews have completed all aspects of mitigation, including the drying process.

In catastrophic flooding and storm damage, the company may have to rebuild your building from scratch. If you choose the right flood cleanup company in Glenview, you can feel good about returning to your building and getting back to business. The company you choose will help make your workplace safe once more, even after the most severe damage. Trust the experience and expertise of the team at SERVPRO of Glenview to take care of your business because we are Ready For Whatever Happens.

Call SERVPRO of Glenview at 847-832-9300.

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