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Water Remediation

Cousino Restoration and Environmental provides comprehensive water damage remediation services for residential and commercial properites

For Emergency Restoration ServicesCall 800-874-2122

Water Remediation Services For Northwest Ohio & Southeast Michigan Areas

With 45+ years of water remediation and restoration services we are the clear choice to secure any size damaged property.


Comprehensive ​Water Remediation Services

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.


What Is Water Damage Remediation?

water damage remediation servicesThere 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.





What Is the Difference Between Water Mitigation and Water Remediation?

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.




What Steps Are Involved in Water Remediation?

Water remediation will begin immediately after the mitigation stage has been completed. There are several distinct steps associated with the remediation phase:

  • Water removal – All residual water will be extracted from carpets, floors, ceilings and drywall. Special techniques will also be used to remove any water from furniture and personal items.
  • Moisture monitoring – Once all the major areas of excess water have been removed, our team will conduct a meticulous monitoring process to identify and address any hidden moisture pockets that weren’t clearly detectable during the initial water removal. This step helps prevent the development of major issues such as wood rot and mold growth.
  • Drying – Industrial equipment is used to completely dry all areas impacted by the water damage. Dehumidifiers and air movers will be used to dry large areas and surfaces that have been affected. Drying machines are typically used with smaller personal items.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing – Once drying is complete, all areas, surfaces and items impacted by the water will be cleaned and sanitized to prevent additional damage. Disinfectants and antimicrobial treatments are used to remove harmful bacteria from all affected surfaces and materials. Cleaning and sanitizing are also critical for preventing the development of mold and the spread of germs.
  • Pre-restoration repairs – The final step in the remediation process involves performing any necessary repairs to the drywall, floors and ceilings. If any materials can’t be salvaged, they will be torn out and replaced during this process. Once all repairs have been made, the property will be ready for the restoration 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:

  • Water extraction vacuuming equipment
  • Wood floor and subfloor drying systems
  • Heavy duty axial fans and centrifugal air movers
  • Moisture meters and thermo-hygrometers
  • Desiccant dehumidifying equipment
  • Specialized cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting tools and products




How Long Does Water Remediation Take?

water remediationDepending 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:

  • Category 1 (Clean Water) – Category 1 water is considered to be clean and potable. This typically involves water damage stemming from a broken water supply line or a sink faucet. Category 1 water remediation can be completed in the shortest amount of time.
  • Category 2 (Grey Water) – Category 2 water damage involves grey water. It typically stems from broken connections to appliances, sinks and tubs. Contamination levels in category 2 water damage are considered to be unsafe, and bacteria can start multiplying within 2 days.
  • Category 3 (Black Water) – Category 3 water damage is considered to be highly contaminated and the most dangerous. Black water carries harmful pathogens that can result in serious illness. This water damage typically originates from sewage backups or flash floods. Due to the level of contamination associated with black water, this remediation process must be performed by industry certified technicians and adhere to EPA and OSHA regulations. Category 3 water remediation requires the longest amount of time to complete.




Expert Water Damage Remediation Services Available 24/7

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.



Will Insurance Cover the Cost of Water Remediation?

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:

  • Plumbing leaks
  • Appliance breakdowns
  • Burst pipes
  • Mold remediation associated with a plumbing issue that is covered by your insurance policy

The following water damage situations may not be covered by your insurance:

  • Water and mold damage from flash flooding
  • Plumbing failures caused by poor maintenance or neglect
  • Sewer line backups that occur outside the house

Cousino Restoration and Environmental will work with your insurance company throughout the process in any instance where your water remediation services are covered.