Water Remediation Defined and Explained


Remediation is defined as the action of remedying something. Water damage remediation service means to treat or reverse the damage caused by unwanted water accumulation. In other words, it is the process of cleaning, drying, sanitizing, and repairing any structural damage caused by water.

How It Works

When water damage occurs, three key steps must be completed in order to finish the remediation process. First, all standing water must be removed from the property. This step includes the dehumidification process that eliminates water vapor and other moisture. Next, all the sewage water, toxins, chemicals, and other contaminants left behind must be cleaned and sanitized. The final step in the remediation process is repair and restoration of the impacted property.


Dry It Out

The first step in water remediation is the removal of all standing water. Once the leak has been stopped or the rain water has subsided, pooled water must be eliminated. This type of job calls for much more than a typical home wet-dry vacuum can handle. Here at Vital Restoration, we use professional grade industrial extractors, wood floor drying systems, sub-floor drying systems, air movers, and high quality blowers and dryers to remove water.

The remaining water vapor is dried using desiccant dehumidification and freeze drying. Trace moisture must be removed thoroughly to minimize the possibility of mold growth and other hazardous sanitary issues.

Don’t Forget the Soap


After the water and water vapor has been properly removed, the next step in water remediation is to sanitize the affected area. Water damage is often grouped into three categories: white water, grey water, and black water. White water refers to common water damage, which may be caused by an overflowing sink or tub. This form is easy to clean and sanitize. Grey and black water damages can be hazardous to the health of anyone who comes into contact with it or its residuals.

Grey and black water leave behind a slew of toxins, chemicals, sewage, bacteria, and other contaminants. Proper use of professional grade cleaning tools and supplies will help eliminate the harmful remnants of flood damage in all of these instances.

A Stitch in Time

The final step of water remediation is the repair and restoration of the damaged property. Water can warp or damage ceilings, floors, and walls. Affected areas must be repaired, replaced, or restored.


Carpets, carpet pads, and rugs are often the first spots affected by flood water. They are low and absorbent. As a result, these areas take on some of the worse damage. These often need to be cleaned, dyed, stretched, or replaced.

Don’t Delay, Call Today!

If you have water damage in your Bay Area home, business, or office, call us now! Vital Restoration can assess your situation and begin the water remediation process quickly, bringing your property back to pre-loss condition.

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