Working in your own property is always an option. However, it is important to remember that a professional mitigation company will have the knowledge and equipment to properly restore your property to its pre-loss condition. Water will go in many places where it cannot be seen. Doing the work yourself risks further damage to the property, contents, occupants, and you. Also, you may not be reimbursed for direct labor you provide on your own claim, but your insurance will pay for a professional mitigation company to do the job according to industry standards.