Water damage refers to different potential losses resulting from water penetrating in a structure in which it may allow penetration of an organic material or mechanical system. The potential damage can either be physical or non-physical, but the former is often more damaging as it may leave behind irreparable damage to the underlying material. The term damage is usually used in conjunction with flood damage, which in this case refers to damage to materials due to water coming from a damaged roof, floor, or wall. When damage to any other material is the result of water penetrating in this way, then the damage is termed structural in nature. Some examples of structural damage caused by water include buckling, sagging of roofs, buckled or misaligned floor boards, or failure of columns, beams, or floor joists. Tampa Water Damage Restoration offers excellent info on this.

Water damage restoration also involves a process of cleaning and drying out the area that has been affected by the water in order to prevent further spread of moisture and to minimize the potential for mold and mildew to grow. In cases of large-scale flooding or severe storms, the entire building can be considered damaged property, and it may require extensive cleanup to restore it to its original condition. Smaller buildings, though, can often be restored to a condition satisfactory to both parties if the building is located in a relatively desirably dry and low-water region.

Cleanup generally includes drying techniques such as dehumidification, insulation, coating, and waterproofing, but in some cases, mold removal is required. Mold mitigation is sometimes referred to as soil remediation, because the material that is removed will need to be replaced, and the contaminated area must be cleaned and patched to prevent future problems. Mold mitigation professionals work closely with water damage restorers and water mitigators to determine the best method of repairing damaged areas, determining if complete restoration is needed and to what degree. They can provide advice on what materials are available, how to care for those materials, and how to mitigate against future problems.


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