If you’re like most people, you know water damage can be incredibly serious – and it can lead to issues such as mold and mildew growth, wood rot, and worse. So how do you restore water damage so your home is like-new after a disaster?

Here’s what you need to know.

How Do You Restore Water Damage?

First things first: You need to make contact with a water damage restoration expert as soon as possible after a disaster, whether your home has flooded due to rain, a sewer backup or something else.

From there, your restoration expert will inspect your entire home and assess the damage. This is an essential part of the process – and it’s the only way you’ll know how serious the damage is, what it will take to repair it, and how much it’ll cost to fix. 

Then the real work begins. Here’s a general outline of the way an expert restores water damage:

  1. Water removal and extraction. Your contractor will use high-powered vacuums and pumps to remove standing water and begin extracting it from the walls, floors and other areas. 
  2. The drying and dehumidification process starts as soon as all excess water is removed from the area. Your water damage restoration expert will use industrial-strength fans and dehumidifiers to dry out walls and floors, as well as other objects that can’t be removed from your home.
  3. Your contractor will begin cleaning and sanitizing your home, ensuring that there are no damp spots, mold growth or other problems that need to be addressed.
  4. The restoration process begins. During this process, your contractor will work to renew all your belongings that have been damaged by water.

Do You Need a Disaster Remediation Expert in Washtenaw County or Jackson County?

If your home has already been damaged, we can help. Check out our services and call 734-352-9183 for your free disaster remediation quote today. We offer:

Water damage restoration

Mold removal and remediation

Fire and smoke restoration

Sewer cleanup and disinfecting


Wind and storm damage repair