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From leaking faucets to burst pipes and flooding, water damage is one of the most common and potentially destructive problems you can face as a homeowner. If not taken care of immediately, excess water in your home can promote electrical hazards, cause expensive damage to your home's structure and furnishings, and can even lead to the growth of hazardous mold. When the worst happens, call the experts at ServiceMaster Restore®.

Our Water Recovery Process


Our 24-hour a day availability allows us to respond to your water emergency. When we arrive at your location, we complete a site inspection and assessment of the damage.


We use our advanced equipment and highly trained technicians to remove the water and dry the area. We will inspect the job progress daily.


Reinstallation and cleaning of your property when required.

Our technicians will provide you with a comprehensive Water Recovery Guide that will explain the Water Recovery Process and your responsibilities as the property owner.

Steps To Avoid Further Damage To Your Property

Always call a professional when water damage occurs. Water damage and bacteria growth can start to damage your property within a few hours.

  • Use a mop and towels to remove as much water as possible.
  • Remove area rugs and loose carpetings that aren’t attached to your floor. Don’t remove installed carpeting.
  • Remove any hanging draperies off the floor. We recommend taking a coat hanger and hanging it from the drapery rod and looping your drapes through the coat hanger to keep it off the floor.
  • Wipe excess water off of furniture and move furniture cushions to an area where they can dry.
  • Place aluminum foil under furniture legs.
  • Move photos, wall hangings, art and other delicate items to a dry location.
  • Leave books on shelves. Pack them tightly to prevent page warping until our trained technicians can begin drying them.
  • Open closet doors, cabinets and other drawers to help begin the drying process.
  • Open drawers, closet and cabinet doors to enhance drying.
  • Here is what you shouldn’t do

  • Don’t enter any room with standing water until you are sure all electricity is off.
  • Don’t use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water.
  • Don’t attempt to remove installed carpeting without professional assistance.
  • Don’t remove or disturb visible mold.