Step 2: Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

Our Water Damage Restoration Process

What is Job Scoping and How Does it Benefit Your Miami Property?

Job scoping is a process that our SERVPRO team has worked hard to perfect over the decades, as it is one of the most crucial elements to successful restoration after water losses. This inspection and assessment of your Miami property can help to detail many vital aspects of the work to come so that technicians arriving at the house to help know what to expect and where to begin. Many consider scoping the work to be a determination of the presence of water damage, but there are more steps to this walk through than that.

What Factors Get Evaluated in the Initial Inspection?

While our SERVPRO project manager must walk through the damaged property with the customer to determine which materials and regions of the house have become impaired by moisture and dampness, other factors must also get considered. When our professionals assess your Miami home, they are looking to establish a baseline of damage to gauge the effectiveness of recovery techniques.

In addition to these initial findings, our project manager can document:

  • At-risk or damaged contents in the path of migrating water damage
  • Readings and findings from the use of sophisticated moisture meters and detection devices
  • The desired humidity and moisture baseline to begin drying efforts
  • The necessary equipment for restoring complex or complicated areas of the house
  • Trained personnel necessary to efficiently restore the property

Identify and Stop the Water Source

We will check for the source of moisture in your home or business. The source must be stopped before any restoration or drying of the building can be successful.

  • Stop the Source
  • Check for Contaminated Water

Identify the Type of Water

We will identify the category and classification of water damage to ensure our professionals restore your property based on industry guidelines. The level of contamination of the water will affect the specific restoration processes we use.

  • Category 1: "Clean Water"
  • Category 2: "Gray Water"
  • Category 3: "Black Water"

Survey the Extent of the Water Damage and Inspect the Premises

We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration. In addition, we will inspect for safety concerns that may be evident. If there are any safety issues like lead or asbestos, please bring them to our attention.

  • Survey Damage
  • Complete Safety Inspection

Move or Block Furniture

We move furniture and property contents and block items to help prevent rust or furniture stains on wet carpet.

  • Block Furniture

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