Water damage claims are the leading cause of property loss. In the event of an incident, a water damage mitigation plan can minimize your overall property damages.
A well-documented water damage mitigation program will be thorough and inform all aspects of detection, communications, and emergency procedures. Learn how to create a water damage mitigation plan and more below.
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What Happens During Water Damage Mitigation?
Water damage mitigation prevents further water damage from affecting your property and personal items. The process of water mitigation uses special equipment and techniques to minimize the amount of loss, including:
Removing damaged furniture and materials.
Cleaning and disinfecting salvageable materials.
Ensuring the home’s structural stability.
Extracting water and drying out the home with commercial-grade equipment.
Protecting the integrity of the home.
- Boarding up windows
- Applying tarps
- Taking other necessary precautions
How Do You Write a Mitigation Plan?
Mitigation plans help reduce the impact of any risks that your business might face. So let’s learn how you can create a plan for your business:
Step One: Identify Risks
Step Two: Assess the Risk
Step Three: Prioritize Risks
Step Four: Handle Risks
Step Five: Create Your Plan
Step Six: Develop a Contingency Plan
Step Seven: Monitor
Prevent Loss & Costly Damage With a Water Mitigation Action Plan
Most water damage claims are a result of water accidents, not weather-related incidents. They’re the result of seepage and leakage, broken piping from drain and sewer systems, toilets, water-bearing appliances like refrigerators and dishwashers, and HVAC systems.
A crucial step toward protecting your company when the unexpected happens is to have a plan in place long before the event occurs. Cleanup & Total Restoration’s Ready Action Plan (RAP) is a web-based building management system that is accessible both on and offline. Enrolling in RAP lays the groundwork for better communication and immediate truck response during an emergency situation.
How Is Ready Action Plan RAP Software Used in Idaho?
As a member of the RAP Program, CTR restoration and construction professionals are available to serve you 24/7 and to provide professional consultations that relate to any issue at your property, from water damage to construction and anything in between. Also, when restoration and/or construction work is required, CTR will provide a complete scope of work and cost estimate at no charge to your company.
Common Water Mitigation Misconceptions
There are many misconceptions about water mitigation procedures. We’re here to provide the truth for each one.
Myth One: Damage Doesn’t Need Immediate Attention
Although you may feel overwhelmed at the amount of water damage, ignoring the problem won’t make it go away. When it comes to water mitigation, time is always of the essence. To minimize damages, get in touch with an experienced restoration company immediately.
Myth Two: Mitigation Isn’t Covered by Insurance
Some homeowners assume their insurance won’t cover water damage repairs. Although coverage varies with each policy, there’s always a possibility that your insurance carrier will pay for the damages. Therefore, you should contact your insurer immediately and determine your policy benefits.
Myth Three: DIY Mitigation Is More Cost-Effective
While you may save a few dollars attempting to mitigate on your own, a botched job can cost you more money in the long run. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the task of cleaning up after a flood may be too difficult or dangerous for you to do alone. Ensure your mitigation job is done properly with a professional restoration company.
How Can CTR Help With Idaho Water Damage Mitigation?
When you experience water damage, it can be a stressful ordeal. If you’re in need of water damage restoration services, CTR is here to serve you. We’re certified and follow IICRC and industry best practices to meet your needs. We do the job right the first time.
We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency services. You can contact us online or give us a call at (208) 377-1877 if you need emergency help. If you have water damage on your property, don’t wait until the problem worsens. Get in touch with us today!