Step 2: Inspection and Water Damage Assessment
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
The second step to the water cleanup and restoration process is damage assessment and inspection! Once our SERVPRO of Brazos Valley experts arrives at your home or business in College Station, TX, and surrounding areas we will start off by inspecting your property. In order for our team to developed the best possible plan of action, we have to determine the extent of the damage. It is important that we identify and stop the source of water, identify what type of water loss it is, survey the extent of the damage, and move/block any furniture to avoid damage. Once our crew has completed the inspection and the damage assessment, we move to Step 3.
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