Water Damage Restoration in Waco, Texas
Water damage cleanup in Waco is a multi-phase process that begins with an inspection. All Nation Restoration offers a free water damage inspection that is one of the most important elements of reliable restoration. During the inspection, we will assess the areas of the home that have been damaged, determine the category and class of damage, and develop a tailored restoration plan to safely restore the home.
Water damage can be divided into four classes. Class 1 water damage involves only part of a room with little absorbed moisture. By class 2, the damage has affected the entire room and the water has been absorbed by the walls and flooring. At class 3, water damage extends into the walls, saturates most of the area, and even comes through the ceiling. This is the most extensive form of water damage. At class 4, we will recommend specialty drying techniques for materials like stone or hardwood floors.
The water itself is also classified into one of three categories. Category 1 water damage involves damage from a clean water source like a broken water supply pipe. If allowed to sit for too long, it can become Category 2 or 3 water. Category 2 or “grey water” refers to water from a dishwasher, washing machine, or urine-containing toilet water that may pose a health risk. Category 3 is the most dangerous. Also known as “black water,” this type of water damage involves standing water, sewage, or storm water that may contain dangerous bacteria, microbes, and viruses.
After the inspection and classification, we begin with thorough water removal. We use commercial-grade vacuums and pumps to remove as much water as possible to prevent bacteria and mold growth. The next phase is drying and dehumidifying the space. This may take several days or even weeks. Only when space is dry can we begin with thorough cleaning and sanitization with air scrubbers, antimicrobial treatments, and disinfectants to make your home safe again. The final stage is restoration which involves replacing or repairing damage to your structure and belongings.