The Water Damage Restoration Process

Stage 1

Removing the standing water is the first stage in the water repair process of water damage. Immediately after a flood, homeowners should take steps to remove as much of the standing water as possible. This will make it easier for the process of water damage restoration to be successful and more efficient later on. There are several ways to remove standing water, including using buckets or mops, mopping with towels or rags, using large commercial fans and dehumidifiers, opening windows to allow air circulation that will pull moisture out through evaporation or simply throwing towels on top of puddles so they absorb the excess liquid on their own. However it’s done, the process of water damage restoration is easier if standing water is removed as soon as possible.

Once all the standing water has been removed, homeowners need to take steps to remove any items that were damaged by the water. This process may require professional assistance from a fire and water restoration service provider since it involves getting rid of certain types of materials that pose health risks to humans, such as insulation or drywall that have been saturated with stagnant water for more than 48 hours. There are several ways a home’s contents can be disposed of after a water damage. 

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Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. You can click on any of the steps below to learn more about that process.

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the equipment and resources.

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We determine the scope of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

We use specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that is harder to access. Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. We are adept at cleaning contents using a number of techniques. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments and to remove odors and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

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