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Is Water Mitigation Really That Important for Homeowners? 4 Key Reasons to Prioritize It

Updated: 5 days ago

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As a homeowner, you invest a lot of time and money into making your home comfortable and safe. However, one aspect that is often overlooked is the potential for water damage.

Water damage can occur in many ways, such as flooding, leaks, or burst pipes, and it can happen in any weather. Therefore, it's crucial to prioritize water mitigation in your home.

What is water mitigation?

Water mitigation refers to the process of preventing or reducing the damage caused by water. It involves identifying and addressing potential water damage issues before they become major problems. By taking action quickly, you can save yourself from the headache and expense of dealing with large-scale water damage to your property.

Here are 4 reasons why you should make water mitigation a priority in your home:

1. Water mitigation improves indoor air quality

Folks from more humid areas than Colorado know WATER = MOLD, if it doesn't get dried out quickly and thoroughly! While our alpine desert climate can zap the moisture out of just about everything, it is no match for water damage in your home. So mold grows fast.

Water in porous surfaces like drywall, carpet, or wood can release airborne pathogens that are extremely harmful to immune-compromised people. Even if you think you have it dried out, water can remain trapped underneath surfaces where you can't see it. To protect the air quality in your home and the health of your family and pets, it is essential to get professional mitigation done.

2. Water mitigation saves you money now and later

Left unaddressed for as little as 2 days, water damage can create a catastrophic loss. Water damage can begin immediately after a loss happens and it gets worse over time.

Rather than attempt to dry up standing water or stop a leak while the problem is ongoing, it is essential to get the root cause of the problem fixed as soon as possible. This way your insurance is most likely to cover the damage and you can avoid secondary damage - which may not be covered by insurance.

Repairing water damage can cost thousands to tens of thousands of dollars in out of pocket expenses, but investing in proper mitigation early on can save a substantial amount of money.

3. Water mitigation protects your home's structural integrity

Water is both the most beneficial and the most destructive force on earth. When it goes where it doesn't belong, it has the potential to damage every part of your home. Water can:

  • weaken the foundation

  • damage walls

  • destroy flooring, furniture, and possessions

  • cause electrical issues

  • attract bugs like silverfish and termites

Each of these issues can lead to more significant problems - and expenses! Mitigating water damage now can prevent any of them from turning into safety hazards in the future.

4. Water mitigation maintains the value of your property

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If the first 3 reasons aren't compelling enough because you're planning to sell your house soon, think again. Untreated water damage can lower your home value, make your property unsellable, or even risk getting condemned, depending on the damage.

A thorough home inspection required to sell will reveal any water lurking beneath clean and well-staged surfaces. Then you'll have to go back and fix the issue anyway, which will delay your sale.

Yes, timely water mitigation is essential

Our best advice is to have professional water mitigation done as quickly as possible after a loss. Water mitigation is a necessary measure to protect your family and property and save money both now and in the future, even if you plan on selling your house.

Even if you've tried to DIY it, or think you may be too late get it covered by insurance, please give us a call. Our licensed mitigation team is highly skilled at recovering properties from water damage and negotiating with homeowners insurance to get the maximum value for your claim.

Give Team Comfort a call today to learn how we can help restore comfort to your life: 719-439-0611

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