What is Water Mitigation
The effect of measures taken to prevent the water damage and wastages by preventive measure is referred to as Water Mitigation. There are steps which need to be followed to prevent the cause and effects from even a minute water leakage.
As a homeowner, it is the prime responsibility to choose the best technology to prevent the water leakage, adverse effects to the leakage and other blockages must be taken to reduce the cost in future.
There are professional experts who bring their appliance to look for exact issues and give advice to prevent the blockage or leakage.
The insurance of property also brings a clause to protect their house from secondary damages and thus it is mandatory to mitigate these water issues to ensure your house is fully insured.
Removal of Mould, which is toxic on time, as if not removed in an earlier stage, that gets dried and grows further.
Water Mitigation Process
There are several steps and processes which need to be followed for Water Mitigation, this is a sequence which is always preferred and advised.
- Extraction: this step is to avoid further expansion of water and removal of waste at earliest by using equipment. No electric equipment must be used for these purposes, as any wire leakage as well water leakage can damage and might get shocked. The excess water and material of waste must be removed at all means.
- Drying: once water is out, the process to dry the area does start. Homeowners should install high velocity fans or use any kind of dry cloth to soak the area to make it even dry. These should be continued until every inch of area is dried.
- Repair: Here the disinfection and cleaning process of property must be followed. This might be a time-consuming process, but it brings a repair to all your appliances which had the league.
- Restoration: the repair and damage of property, which happens due to leakage must be done by appropriate measure. The appliance or home parts must be refurbished as fresh under the last step of Water Mitigation.
Water damage and loss are one of the most expensive as well in hard situations which is always seen. As a homeowner any loss of water due to leakage or any kind of wastage always stays frustrated. To avoid these losses and wastage, Water Mitigation is necessary. The Water Mitigation process does remove all moisture and does make sure your home is sound from a structure.
These will bring your property value and as well bring safety to your healthy living family. Water intrusion does bring various water damages which are needed to be ratified and cleared as early as possible. As well, in most cases of an insurance claims, the damages due to leakage from pipes, floods, quickly melting ice and others are rampant.
Water Damage Categories
The clean water can get contaminated by getting in contact with some material waste. Earlier the water is fresh and will be admired to get used for all purposes, but once some material gets added to it, that starts to bring harmful substances into it. As well the grey water which does have some microorganisms, organic matter. This water is unsafe for consumption and major sources of Greywater are from toilets and machine waste.
There comes the Black Water which is highly contaminated and may cause severe health problems when we get into contact with it. Sea water, rushing water from streams or rivers, standing water or some sources of Black water which contain heavy pesticides, metals and toxic matters. The damages due to floods or sudden arouse of any big water leakage does require out of time for recovery and the effect of such damages can’t be determined.
Water Causes and Prevention
There are very minor points which can be used to prevent water pooling and wastage which can be avoided in the earliest stage.
Getting the faults in the plumbing system are to be deducted once a year, yet they are hard to find if any leakage forms plumbing, as they are always within the wall. A proper inspection must be made to detect the leakages to avoid the future leakage and stop it at the current point.
Washing machines, refrigerators, hot water tanks, regular usage water tanks are some common appliances which do cause water leakage. The defective lines to these appliances will collect wastage in the surrounding, which will bring a greenish layer and spoil the area from regular usage.
Sewage backup is a sudden and yet a very much irritable blockage which might happen in home. The line connecting to the main sewer line when gets blocked, the water flows out from the inner connection, causing a sewer leakage in your area. It is better to avoid plastic and other waste material in sewer lines.
Water Mitigation effects
Due to water leakage and wastage, there are consequences of fungal and mould growth. These doors damage your surrounding property and bring bad odour near you. These fungus gets added to air which you inhale and then brings allergies or mild diseases which are yet harmful. This does let you compromise you with your structure integrity and does also damage life. The waterflow in foundations does Spoils Soil and brings unimagined damages in near future.
Things to Do for Water Mitigation
In the process of having the Water Mitigation done, the homeowner must follow a few instructions at earliest to avoid future damages.
The owner should contact the local municipality for issues with sewer pipe, get in contact with plumber for water leakage, bring labour for any groundwater issues and similar kinds of precaution must be taken to avoid the future consequence. Water Mitigation may done at any time and if this delayed by any means, it does damage your house and its surroundings.