Water Mitigation is the First Step for Saturated Homes in Helena
Water Mitigation Stops Damage Before It Happens
When a home retains excessive water from floods, heavy rain, or leaking pipes, it can cause severe damage to the building's structure and contents. Water mitigation is the process of preventing, reducing, or reversing the damage caused by water. In Helena, homeowners must act quickly to initiate this first step in preventing impending damage.
In Helena, water mitigation specialists use various techniques to remove water, prevent further damage, dry out the affected area, and get everything clean. Water mitigation can help save homeowners from paying for more expensive repairs. The sooner a homeowner can call for water mitigation services, the better the chances are for reducing the recovery costs after a disaster.
Here are some of the various methods we use to prevent, reduce, or reverse water damage to a home:
- Water extraction,
- Structural drying,
- Dehumidification, and
- Cleaning of contents.
SERVPRO's specialists use pumps and vacuums to remove standing water from the affected area. Standing water, including puddles, can hide safety hazards.
After removing visible water, we use air movers, heaters, specialized mats, and extraction equipment to dry the home's interior. The entire process may take several days, depending on the extent of the water damage. We understand that some of our machines may seem very noisy. If it becomes too bothersome, please let us know, and we can work with you to make it less annoying.
We also use dehumidifiers and desiccant machinery to remove excess moisture from the air. Drier air helps dry out any dampened materials. If water originated from a continuing source, we might install a permanent dehumidifier.
We also take steps to minimize damage to non-structural property, like the contents of your home. We can assess the damage to such items and take steps to clean and restore them.
SERVPRO of Helena & Great Falls is always available to assist you with the effects of any disaster. Call us at (406) 458-6008.