There is a lot more to performing proper water mitigation than just placing equipment in a structure. Professional “water mitigation” means ‘to prevent damages from getting worse; to protect from further damage’. This requires extensive knowledge in many areas: building materials and construction practices; hidden water pathways; barriers to moisture transfer; relative humidity; structural hydro-dynamics; and more. The recommended structural dry out time is within a 48 to 72 hours time frame. To accomplish this goal requires expertise in many areas, such as: locating the moisture; identifying of the amount of moisture present; understanding the structural elements where moisture lies; locating hidden barriers to proper moisture transfer; calculating the placement and amount of equipment to address all the issues involved. Don’t take a chance with someone you don’t know, use the emergency service professionals the insurance companies rely on, ERS.