Mitigation Strategies to Reduce Cost & Disruption to Homeowners
You never know when tragedy will strike, nor the extent of damage it will cause. Fire and water damage restoration might always seem like the right answer whenever you are faced with a disaster. But how can you make sure that the home restoration strategy they adopt offers a quick and cost-effective resolution to your problem? How do you know the disruption will be minimum?
Water damage can be in the form of a deformed patio corner or something as extreme as a rotting shingle. Fire damage can be a single black spot on the wall or a fire that engulfs your whole home. You may have mold spores in wet corners or all over your house.
Home Restoration & Damage Mitigate Strategies – How to Minimize Disruptions
No matter the extent of the damage, the mitigation strategy you choose should provide a transparent, cost-effective, timely, and minimally disruptive solution. Mold, fire, and water damage restoration is, by default, a very financially, physically, mentally, and emotionally taxing disaster.
Everything might seem impossible at the moment, but a good home restoration company can help you create a cost-effective and efficient strategy for homes and offices alike. 911 Restoration has helped countless houses in the past and has learned valuable lessons during this time for disaster mitigation.
There are always things steps you can take to mitigate damage and any disruptions it may cause. In this article, we’ll list some of them to help you minimize the cost and disruption when it comes to water, fire, or mold-related damage.
Never Underestimate the Extent of Damage
Whether it’s fire or water damage, even the minor damages we mentioned above, can turn into larger problems if nothing is done about them. As soon as you notice any damage in your home or office, contact a professional at 911 Restoration immediately.
In many cases, there is a chance that the damage might appear to be insignificant on the outside and be major on the inside. For example, if there is mold inside your drywall, you might not see it on the outside until the infestation starts to spread exponentially. Letting precious hours pass will only increase the degree and depth of damage, hence cause more disruptions.
Try to Determine the Source
The quicker you determine the source of the damage, the less damage it will do, and eventually, the fewer disruptions it will cause. For example, in case there is water damage at your home or office. The first thing you should do is to shut off the supply line.
Next, try and determine where the water is coming from. This will also help you determine whether the water is contaminated or not. Over the years, we have helped many customers who learned this the hard way. They didn’t turn off the water supply only to end up making the damage significantly worse.
If you don’t know where your main water shut-off valve is, try to locate it now, before a disaster takes place, so you know exactly where to go if you need to get there in a hurry. If you need help locating it, we are here to help you out. Give us a call, and we’ll guide you through the procedure.
Two very important elements when it comes to mold are time and conditions. Under the right conditions, mold will continue to grow with time, and the problem will become more expensive to remediate. It takes just 24-48 hours under the right conditions for mold to grow, but the same can take at least a week to get rid of.
Don’t Wait to Call the Restoration Company
Another common mistake that homeowners make is thinking either they can recover the damage themselves or can wait for a day or two and call experts over the weekend. For example, with fire and soot damage, you’ll want to begin the cleaning process immediately.
The soot is acidic and has a way of corroding objects. The damage may extend to:
- Everything metal
- Granite, and other similar objects.
In the case of minor smoke damage, these contents can be cleaned and deodorized on-site. If there is more extensive damage, our experts count and pack the contents before bringing them to our recovery facility. Here, we clean and store your items until they are ready to be returned to the property, reducing the recovery and disruption period.
Home restoration experts at 911 Restoration can help you recover from potentially any disaster and help you with your insurance claims at a reduced cost and with minimal disruptions. To learn more about how we do it or about our service, we welcome you to call us anytime. We’re available 24/7, 365 days a year!