Glossary Of Terms Used By Fire And Water Damage Companies


An appliance used to remove excess humidity to help dry an indoor environment.


The process of removing excess moisture from the air, which helps dry an indoor environment.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

See Indoor Air Quality Testing

Infrared Thermal Imaging

Specialized digital infrared imaging equipment used to detect variances in the infrared light spectrum. This can signal the presence of moisture, mold, or water-damaged building material.

Mold Remediation

The process of thoroughly removing, cleaning, and treating mold growth in an indoor environment. It can be done with special fungicides, antifungal solutions, and commercial-grade equipment.

Mold Mitigation

The process of making something less severe, dangerous, or damaging.

Sump Pump

An electric pump installed to prevent or remove water from the basement.

Thermal Imaging

The technique of producing an image of or locating an object by the heat it’s giving off.

Water Extraction

The process of taking water from any source for flood control.

Water Mitigation

Water damage mitigation prevents further water damage from affecting your property and belongings. The water mitigation process involves using specialized equipment and techniques in order to remove excess water.