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Remediation and Restoration

Remediation and restoration are vital services for cleaning up and restoring natural areas, homes, and industrial facilities that have been disrupted by pollution, water damage, or a disaster. The equipment needed for this industry is as varied as the areas in which the equipment will be used. BigRentz has you covered with our wide range of equipment rentals and over 8,000 nationwide locations.

If your next remediation project requires removing polluted sediments, an excavator is an ideal machine to get the job done. When starting the restoration process, a rough terrain forklift can help deliver the necessary materials with ease. If your restoration efforts require clean drinking water, you can rent a water truck to supply fresh water.

Remediation and Restoration
Remediation and Restoration

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Remediation and Restoration: A Two-Step Process

Remediation is the first in a two-step method for stopping or reducing pollution. Contractors and companies perform remediation when pollution threatens the health of wildlife or people. Pollutants can come from water damage, fire damage, mold growth, human-made pollution, or natural disasters such as flooding. The damage caused by natural disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, or mudslides can be catastrophic. There are also times when pollution is due to manufacturing processes or power generation, among other causes. Remediation efforts are needed both indoors and outdoors, depending on the situation.

Restoration is the second step in the process and picks up where remediation ends. Remediation handles the cleanup from the damage that has occurred; restoration begins the process of repairing the damage and returning the habitat, house, or business facility to its initial state. This might be as complicated as rebuilding an entire community and the surrounding area after being struck by a tornado, or as straightforward as renovating a laundry room with water damage.

Restoration efforts are vital to maintaining healthy habitats for wildlife and fish. These efforts also provide people with safe environments in which to work and live. When performed together in an organized manner, remediation and restoration can be extremely productive.

Professional Remediation and Restoration Certifications

Professional remediation and restoration services provide trained technicians who can handle the cleanup and repair associated with this type of damage. Restoration services rendered by restoration businesses require their technicians to obtain specific certifications, such as Water Loss Specialist and Content Loss Specialist.

Trained remediation and restoration technicians have the expertise and the personal protection equipment to deal with any hazardous materials or pollutants they could be exposed to safely. Certified technicians will also be able to assess your specific needs properly and create the best plan of action to handle those needs. These types of services are essential to protecting you, your family, and your environment from pollutants.

Remediation vs. Restoration

Industrial or residential locations experiencing mold growth might only need remediation, but this depends on whether the mold has been discovered before it has caused significant damage. Mold remediation destroys the mold and takes measures to make sure it will not return. Mold remediation also eliminates water sources that feed mold growth. Difficulty managing indoor humidity levels is a common cause of a mold problem requiring mold remediation.

Companies must perform restoration of areas affected by mold damage when it has caused damage significant enough to result in structural instability, unsightly cosmetic damage, or both. Water damage restoration is frequently related to mold removal and often performed in tandem with it. Whether you need remediation, restoration, or both is determined by the extent of the damage.

Remediation can take less time than restoration depending on the extent of the damage requiring repair. If you take remediation efforts prior to significant damage occurring, then the restoration process might not take as long. If the tables are turned and the damage is severe, restoration services could take considerably longer to complete.

Equipment Needed for Remediation and Restoration Services

The equipment needed to assist in remediation and restoration services varies depending on where the services are required. Areas affected by flooding might need excavators to remove sediment buildup. Disasters such as earthquakes or tornadoes can decimate power poles and will require boom lifts to assist in the restoration services associated with returning power to these areas.

Remediation and restoration clearly require a diverse range of equipment due to ever-changing demands. It’s not always cost-effective to own every piece of equipment you might need, especially if you only need to use certain machinery on one or two jobs. You can better manage the costs associated with this equipment if you rent it. Not having to worry about the logistics or the maintenance of the equipment works to your advantage and cuts down on your overhead costs. BigRentz can provide you with what you need to get the job done.