What license allows me to do Water/Wind Mitigation work in Florida?
Under State Law F.S.627.711(2)(a), Wind/Water Mitigation can be performed by a General, Building, or Residential Contractor. They will be able to inspect the property for any damage sustained during the storm.
What is Water Mitigation?
Water Mitigation is done to prevent any further water damage to the property affected by a storm. Preventing any more spread of water damage will help preserve the property's structural integrity.
What is the Process of Water Mitigation?
The process consists of accessing, preparing, and preventing future property water damage. Addressing the damage as follow:
- Locate the water source
- Extract water from property
- Property clean-up
- Sanitize and remove hazardous materials
- Dry the property to prevent future mold or structural damage
- Repair damage
- Restore property to condition pre-disaster
What is Wind Mitigation?
Wind Mitigation will help prevent wind damage on your property caused by a windstorm. Wind Mitigation features on your home will prevent water from entering the property. Features like Water Barriers, Window/Door Coverings, and Roof Foundation Anchoring.
What is the Process of Wind Mitigation?
Sealing vulnerable areas of the house to prevent damage from wind and water is an important part of wind mitigation. A Certified Contractor would seal the deck, roof, doors, and windows during this procedure. In the event that shingles were to be blown off during a storm, an additional layer would also be added to the roof just below them to safeguard the structure. In addition to protecting the house from wind and water, this process improves its energy efficiency. The Certified Contractor will inspect the following areas of your property:
- Garage doors
- Roof type and age
- Doors and windows
- Water resistance
- Roof covering
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- Written by Sharilyn Baez