Water Damage Restoration Process

What exactly does water damage restoration entail? Water damage restoration is the process in which water is removed and the property is restored to its pre-loss condition. Here’s what you can expect from a water restoration team:

Step 1: Complete assessment of water damaged area. The water damage restoration team will determine where the damage has occurred, what caused the damage, and what steps need to be taken to fix it to prevent it from happening again. Technicians may need to shut off power to ensure the area is safe. They often use special equipment to determine exactly how much water damage is present to formulate their plan. With that plan, they can continue to step 2.

Step 2: The next step is water extraction and mitigation. This is the process of removing excess water from the area. Extraction units are brought in to remove water as quickly as possibly so drying can begin. This also includes removing excess debris and/or any objects that cannot be saved. If power is cut, gas powered machines are used. Once excess water and debris are removed, the water damage restoration team can continue to step 3.

Step 3: The next step is to focus on drying and dehumidifying the area. Heavy-duty dryers and dehumidifiers are brought in to dry the area before mold sets in. Drying machines are set up to maximum efficiency and to hit every area that has been affected – including behind walls and in hard-to-reach places. Drying the area is not the end of the process, as one might think. There’s more to the water damage restoration process. See step 4.

Step 4: Cleaning! Cleaning is a must with water restoration. High quality cleaners are used – often in conjunction with the drying process – to add an extra layer of protection against germs and mold. This process may include HVAC machines to remove contaminants in the air as well. This wraps up the water damage restoration process…almost. One more step!

Step 5: The final step is a follow-up visit to make sure the job was done to your satisfaction. If we think it’s necessary, we’ll test for mold at this time to make sure there’s not a threat. At this time, the “restoration” part is done – physically restoring your property to its pre-loss condition – rebuilding any walls, flooring, etc. We’re not finished with a job until your home looks as it did before – or, in many cases – even better!

The water damage restoration technique varies from job to job and company to company. Some customers only opt to have steps 1-3 done or 4-5. With a free estimate, you can find out which option is best for you and your home!

Service Area

Now providing service to Hilton Head, SC in conjunction with longtime local contractor Ranney & Sons Construction

New Jersey

  • Burlington
  • Mercer
  • Middlesex
  • Monmouth
  • Ocean


  • Bucks

South Carolina

  • Beaufort County

Why Choose Us?

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  • Available 24/7
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  • Certified in Water & Mold Restoration
  • State Certified Building Contractor
  • State Certified Roofing Contractor

The team that was sent to our house was wonderful. Their experience and professionalism in our situation was outstanding. I was concerned about our children and they took every precaution (air purifier, microbial spray) to keep them safe. Not only did they have good work ethics, they were personable and caring as well.

Angela and Scott S.