Steps To Restoring Your Water-Damaged Property

water damage restoration amesIf you have ever experienced water damage to your property, it probably felt overwhelming when trying to navigate what needed to be done next. After the water has damaged your property it can be formidable and costly to repair, but thankfully you don’t have to do it alone. 

Water Damage Restoration In Ames

We at Restoration 1 of Des Moines with our team of experts will help guide you through the entire restoration process. Here are some beneficial tips if you’re currently in the process of restoring your property.

Assessing The Property Damage

A water damage inspection or water damage assessment is conducted to identify where the water damage is coming from, the water contamination category, and the water damage class. Once the evaluation is done, this will help determine to what extent the damage has been done. It will also provide feedback to know what needs to be done to restore the property back to its original pre-water damage state. 


Once the evaluation has been conducted, any and all standing water should be removed. This standing water is also known as stagnant water and this is done through a process called extraction. When using extractors, it is best to use industrial vacuums and submersible pumps to thoroughly remove all the water quickly and efficiently. After all standing water has been removed, it is beneficial to make sure all surface water is removed through portable wet/dry vacuums. This process can be time-consuming and emotionally taxing. As professionals, we recommend not doing it alone. 

Salvaging Household Items, Drying, & Dehumidifying

Once the standing and surface water is removed, it is best to work efficiently and quickly to salvage everything you can preserve. Afterward, drying and dehumidifying all the areas that have been damaged by the water is vital to preventing pathogen growth. It is also recommended to conduct a thorough cleaning to prevent mold growth or build-up. 

Repairing & Replacing

Once these water damage restoration steps have been completed quickly, repairing and replacing any damaged items can be done. Upon completion of the aforementioned restoration services, you can be confident that your property, whether home or business, is back to its pre-water damage condition as quickly as possible.

We know that the water damage restoration process can be lengthy and we pride ourselves on a job well done, performed with excellence when restoring your property. We guarantee any leftover water will be removed and any water damage sustained will be taken care of with dehumidifiers.

We know that when it comes to water damage, it can be tempting to do all of this yourself. As an experienced team, we have found that the emotional toll that is exacted when going through your things and trying to salvage whatever you can, proves to be extremely taxing. In addition to the emotional exhaustion, we know there may be safety hazards present as well. We always recommend working with our team of experts if you or someone you know are in Des Moines or the surrounding area and are in need of water restoration services, get in touch with us today!