The Water Damage Restoration Process
How Do You Clean Up Water Damage?
Water damage is daily affecting homes and businesses in our community. It's either aging infrastructure, storm damage, or even faulty appliances. And of course, no one desires water damage, but what happens when water damage desires you?
The good news is: our SERVPRO team has the experience, expertise, and equipment to properly restore your property. We use an experienced and scientific-based approach to water removal and water cleanup allowing us to be an effective partner for you. Our teams run 24/7, always available, not just when it's convenient for ourselves, but when it's most important for you.
Below we've broken the process into steps to help you visualize the water damage restoration process. Explore and learn.
Water or Flood Damage?
Call Today – (401) 885-6200
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.