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The Difference Between “Mitigation” and “Restoration”

11/11/2020 (Permalink)

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If you have contacted SERVPRO of Vero Beach it is highly likely your property has been affected by water, fire, or mold. During the remediation process you will hear the words “mitigation” and “restoration” thrown around a lot. Without fully understanding what each word means it is easy to assume they are essentially the same. However, they serve to describe two very different stages in the process. Here’s a quick breakdown of what they mean.

“Mitigation” is the first portion of the process when it comes to water, fire, or mold damage—to include stabilizing the situation before any more damage can occur. Some examples of mitigation include taking assessment of the damage, packing salvageable contents, extracting water, cleaning soot, following mold protocols, and setting up applicable equipment. Depending on the scope of the mitigation, restoration will come into play after the mitigation has been completed.

“Restoration” means that SERVPRO of Vero Beach will bring your property back to the state it was in before the damage occurred. Some examples include replacing the materials removed during mitigation such as flooring, cabinetry, and drywall. Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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