The Water Damage Restoration Process

When water damage floods your home, whether it's an actual flood or simply catastrophic damage, the result is chaos. At SERVPRO of Tyler our team responds to chaos and works to bring order, to make things new again. And the only way to do this is through a process, through a logical beginning to end progression.



Water damage can happen in a number of ways, whether its aging infrastructure, storm damage, or even faulty appliances. All of these conveniences can wreak havoc and create some really inconvenient situations. 

Below we walk you through our process to help you understand how a property with massive amounts of damage is restored. And so, if you find yourself in a situation where all seems lost, we hope these pages provide comfort and help you release some stress. Though water damage is a great frustration, it's easily addressed and restored when the right team with the right tools show up.

Explore and learn more.

Water or Flood Damage?
Call Today – (903) 561-0168

Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. You can click on any of the steps below to learn more about that process.

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the equipment and resources.

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We determine the scope of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

We use specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that is harder to access. Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. We are adept at cleaning contents using a number of techniques. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments and to remove odors and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.