The Water Mitigation Process

Water damage can occur to any property. It can happen for several reasons, from faulty house equipment to structural damage to natural disasters such as floods. Water damage can cause disruptions to everyday day-to-day life, and it’s vital to take the necessary steps to stop it from further spreading throughout your property.

Water pooling on kitchen tile

What is Water Damage?

Water damage is a common problem. According to recent statistics, at least 40% of US homeowners have experienced compromise and loss due to water intrusion. Any type of loss or destruction in a home’s interior due to water is considered water damage. From leaking pipes that damage ceilings and walls to accumulated rain that makes its way to your home’s structure, water damage can compromise the integrity of a home.

Water puddle on wood floor

What is Water Damage Mitigation?

In the aftermath of water damage, specific steps would need to be taken before a home can return to its normal living condition. Water damage mitigation involves the assessment and prevention of further damage caused by water on a property. It’s the first line of defense against structural deteriorations that can accumulate over time, causing massive and costly repairs down the line. Water mitigation must be done before a property can be restored to its pre-damaged state.

Man inspecting water damaged ceiling tiles

The Damage Mitigation Process

At B&R Environmental, our water mitigation process is simple yet effective, fine-tuned throughout the decades. Here’s what you can expect from a water mitigation service:

  • A thorough inspection is conducted to assess the extent of damages.

  • Mold testing is carried out to determine if mold is present.

  • B&R Environmental contacts and collaborates with your insurance company to ensure your compensation.

  • After gathering information, mitigation is started. Procedures to contain water and prevent it from spreading are carried out.

  • All water is extracted to prepare the property interior for water damage restoration.

Clean living room

Water Mitigation vs. Water Restoration Services

Though working towards the same end (remedy water damage), water damage mitigation and restoration are two different services. Water mitigation aims to prevent the further spread of water to your property and stop it from causing more damage. It involves extracting water and prepping your interior so that water damage restoration services can be conducted.

Water restoration is the set of tasks that come after mitigating and containing water damage in your property. Damage restoration aims to repair and rebuild your home’s structure and belongings, often to restore them to their pre-damaged condition. Both procedures are necessary to remedy water damage and get your home back to normal livable conditions.


Water damage is not uncommon and can occur in any building. When your property is suffering or has suffered water damage, it’s crucial to act fast.

With over 45 years of accumulated experience, B&R Environmental in Denver has the right expertise and industry knowledge to get the job done quickly, correctly, the first time. We also specialize in other crucial restoration services and asbestos abatement. Reach out to us today! Call us at 720-277-5293 and get a free quote from us!

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