Cousino Restoration and Environmental has been providing comprehensive water damage remediation services throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan since 1970. We have the training and expertise to ensure this process is handled properly, and we’re committed to helping you restore your property to its pre-loss condition. Whether you’ve suffered water damage in a residential home or commercial property, we can help. No job is too small or too large for our team.
Whether it’s due to a natural disaster or a major plumbing problem, water damage can be one of the most devastating issues that can impact your property. When this occurs, it’s critical that you act quickly to address the situation. The longer you wait to deal with water damage, the worse the problem will become. When left untreated, water damage can lead to the development of mold, mildew and bacteria that can potentially be toxic. It also provides an ideal breeding ground for viruses. For these reasons, water damage should always be considered an emergency.
Water remediation is an important part of the process of restoring your home after sustaining water damage. Due to the complex nature of this process, it’s important that you have this job performed by a highly experienced, professional water remediation company. At Cousino Restoration and Environmental, we have you covered.
There are three stages to addressing water damage on your property – mitigation, remediation and restoration. Water restoration is the part of the process people are most familiar with, as it involves returning your property and all damaged items to their original condition. Water remediation is the second stage of this process, and it involves cleaning, sanitizing, drying and repairing anything that has sustained water damage.
Water damage remediation is the bridge between the mitigation and restoration processes. It is a crucial part of the overall process. Without water remediation, it would be virtually impossible to restore your property to its prior state.
While water damage remediation and mitigation are two distinct phases of the overall process, they are often confused with one another. Water mitigation is the first stage in the process. It refers to the emergency response that is performed to contain the water damage and prevent it from spreading. Prompt water mitigation will help reduce the likelihood of additional, more extensive damage such as the development of mold on the drywall and buckling floors.
Once the damage has been contained, water remediation can begin. This stage focuses on the cleanup and repairs necessary to prepare your property for the water restoration phase of the process. Water damage remediation ensures that your property will be dry and sanitary before steps are taken to restore its original condition.
Water remediation will begin immediately after the mitigation stage has been completed. There are several distinct steps associated with the remediation phase:
Our water damage remediation company uses highly specialized tools and products to complete this complex process. Some of the equipment required to properly perform the steps associated with remediation include:
Depending on the severity of the water damage and the area of your property impacted, water remediation can take anywhere from several days to several months to complete. The water category and contamination level will also play a major role in how long this process will take.
There are three categories of water damage:
When water damage occurs, you need to act quickly. Cousino Restoration and Environmental offers 24/7 emergency water mitigation, remediation and restoration services to help you minimize the damage and restore your property to its original condition. Our experts are always ready for your call and available to help at a moment’s notice.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment or call 800-874-2122 for emergency assistance. Cousino Restoration and Environmental provides water remediation services throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
In most instances, the cost of the entire process – water mitigation, water remediation and water restoration – will be covered by your homeowner’s insurance. That being said, always check the details of your policy to confirm these services will be covered.
In general, these services are covered in the following water damage situations:
The following water damage situations may not be covered by your insurance:
Cousino Restoration and Environmental will work with your insurance company throughout the process in any instance where your water remediation services are covered.