Step 2: Inspection and Water Damage Assessment
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
After you've contacted our crews, we'll begin the next stage of the water restoration process: a detailed inspection of your home or property. While there is a standard process for addressing water damages, it's important that our technicians have a full scope of the damages. Our plan of action may have to change depending on the classification of the water, the extent of the damage and whether any furniture is in the affected areas.
All of our water technicians are trained and certified to properly assess any water damage and develop a plan to restore your property.
Identify and Stop the Water Source
We will check for the source of moisture in your home or business. The source must be stopped before any restoration or drying of the building can be successful.
- Stop the Source
- Check for Contaminated Water
Identify the Type of Water
We will identify the category and classification of water damage to ensure our professionals restore your property based on industry guidelines. The level of contamination of the water will affect the specific restoration processes we use.
- Category 1: "Clean Water"
- Category 2: "Gray Water"
- Category 3: "Black Water"
Survey the Extent of the Water Damage and Inspect the Premises
We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration. In addition, we will inspect for safety concerns that may be evident. If there are any safety issues like lead or asbestos, please bring them to our attention.
- Survey Damage
- Complete Safety Inspection
Move or Block Furniture
We move furniture and property contents and block items to help prevent rust or furniture stains on wet carpet.
- Block Furniture