What is Restoration?

Restoration refers to the holistic process of returning property to its pre-loss condition after damage has occurred. Whether the damage comes as a result of a sudden disaster or a long-standing issue, the task of restoration consists of two main steps: Mitigation and Reconstruction.



Within the restoration industry, to mitigate means to halt the onset of further damage and minimize the amount of time, costs, and materials needed to safely solve the problem. This term is not always familiar to those who haven’t experienced a loss, but it is applicable to all categories of property damage. The primary actions that occur during this stage include: containing unaffected areas and contents to prevent their damage, removing the source of damage along with any subsequent hazards that come with it, and stabilizing the environment so that any necessary reconstruction can begin.

Simply put: Mitigation means stopping the damage and starting the recovery.



The second stage of the restoration process, Reconstruction, is all about the repairs needed to make your home or business look just as it did before being impacted by property damage. Reconstruction can be accomplished through two different methods and typically combines both practices in some capacity. The first, to reinstall, means to preserve the original materials, structures, and contents and put them back in their initial place after mitigation is complete. Reinstalling is not always possible if the property affected is damaged beyond repair. The second, to rebuild, refers to the use of new construction to put your home or business back to its pre-loss condition or better. While it is largely dependent on your specific home or business, the type of loss that you’ve experienced, and the time that has passed since the damage occurred, Dryco’s goal will always be to restore your property to its pre-loss condition as soon as possible.

Simply put: Restoration means saving what we can, removing what we can’t, and putting the pieces back together when it’s all said and done.