Water Damage Remediation

The definition of water remediation is to remedy or reverse any damages caused by water. In simpler terms, water remediation is the process of cleaning, drying, sanitizing, and restoring any damages that have been caused by an accumulation of unwanted water in a home or business. 

In any water damage case, it’s important to act quickly to efficiently clean up the water and prevent further damages from accumulating. If the water damage is not remediated quickly, the affected area will provide the perfect breeding ground for mold. In order for mold to grow in a home, the spores must have organic material, such as wood, drywall, insulation, etc, and moisture. Once provided these two elements, mold can begin to grow as quickly as 24 to 48 hours.

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The Water Remediation Process

If you have experienced extreme water damage from a flood or other natural disaster, it can leave you hopeless and believing that the only solution remaining is total demolition. At Kidd’s Restoration, we have developed a fool-proof water damage remediation process that follows industry standard to restore your home back to the safe haven it once was.

Loss Evaluation & Inspection 

The first step in the water damage remediation process is inspecting the water loss. During this step, our professional team will identify the class and category of the damages, which will help determine the plan of action to remediate the damages. 

The 4 Water Damage Classes

    • Class 1. A class 1 loss means the water has damaged a portion of a room that has not absorbed much water. Class 1 water loss is categorized as the least number of damages.
    • Class 2.  A class 2 loss means the water has damaged an entire room and flooring and walls have begun to soak up the water. 
    • Class 3. A class 3 loss means the water has damaged an entire room and the walls, flooring, and possibly ceiling have all absorbed the water, making them fully saturated. Class 3 is categorized as the worst type of water damage. 
    • Class 4. A class 4 loss affects hardwood flooring, stone, and concrete and requires special drying methods. 

The 3 Categories of Water Damage

    • Category 1. Category 1 is also known as clean water and comes from sources like toilet tanks, clean water pipes (NOT sewage), bathtubs, etc.. However, if category 1 water is left untreated, it can quickly turn to category 2 or 3. 
    • Category 2. Category 2 water, or gray water, comes for sources that contain different detergents, such as dishwashers or washing machines. Water containing urine from an overflowing toilet can also be defined as gray water. 
    • Category 3 Water. Category 3 water is also known as black water and is the most dangerous type of water. Black water comes for sources such as sewage backups, flooding, and untreated standing water that has started to grow bacteria and other microorganisms.

Water Extraction 

The second step in the water remediation process is removing all standing or excess water from the affected area. Our team will use pumps and vacuums to remove the water from the property. It’s important to begin the extraction process as quickly as possible to reduce the risk of bacteria and mold growth. 


The third step in the water remediation process is drying the structure and removing all trace of moisture from the affected area. This can be achieved by circulating warm dry air onto the affected area while regulating humidity with a dehumidifier. This is the most important step because proper drying will significantly reduce the risk of future mold growth and structural damages. The drying process could take days to weeks for completion. 

Cleaning & Sanitation 

The fourth step in the remediation process is cleaning and sanitizing the affected area and all belongings that may have been affected by the water. Our team will treat all affected textiles, such as carpets, clothing, curtains, or furniture with an antimicrobial treatment. Our team will also utilize air scrubbers to remove any lingering moisture or mold spores from the air. 


The final step in the water remediation process is restoring the structure back to a livable home. If any drywall, insulation, or flooring was removed it will all be replaced in this step. 

What Our Customers Are Saying

Great company, and even greater employees.Clean and professional, and dedicated to the end. I would love to work with a team like this anytime. Soon as they’re hiring I’m applying🖒
Great company, and even greater employees.Clean and professional, and dedicated to the end. I would love to work with a team like this anytime. Soon as they’re hiring I’m applying🖒
Sam Fox
Sam Fox

16:57 05 Mar 19
Roy was super helpful and professional! He is very detailed in his work and I highly recommend consulting him on your mold issue.
Jeff Carrier
Jeff Carrier

17:20 16 May 18
So grateful I call Kidd’s Restoration. They did the job right the first time, took care of me and my wife with respect and had the friendliest technicians. It was a water damage that was later discovered to find mold. They did everything start to finish including repairs. I highly recommend calling Kidd’s Restoration for any of your restoration needs.
Kevin Reinert
Kevin Reinert

17:16 16 May 18
Had a devastating home fire and Kidd’s Restoration responded fast to secure my home and get it boarded up. Afterwards they worked with my insurance adjuster to make sure everything was going to be done correctly and they cam to an agreed upon price with the insurance. The process, considering a major home fire, could not of been easier!
Tim Hayden
Tim Hayden

17:14 16 May 18
First time using Kidds Restoration and Cleaning and I would use them again if I had to, let’s hope I don’t, lol. We had water damage in our closet, not a huge area but they still took care of us like we were their only customer. Definitely recommend you go no where else and hire Kidds Restoration for you water damage cleanup.
Casey Clark
Casey Clark

17:12 16 May 18
Had water in my basement and Kidds Restoration took care of it immediately. They responded same day, extracted the water in the basement and had my house dry within days. They were a life saver.
Cari Zello
Cari Zello

14:52 13 Sep 16
I have used this company for 15 years. They are professional and do an excellent job. They have always helped me out when I am in a jam. I highly recommend them.



24/7 Water Damage Remediation Services 

At Kidd’s Restoration, we offer 24/7 water damage remediation services, 365 days a year! Upon calling our emergency hotline, we will quickly send a professional water damage remediation team to your home or business. Upon arrival, our team will quickly start the remediation process to preserve and restore your home and possessions and reduce the number of total damages. We have over 25 years of experience in water remediation services and are here to restore your home as quickly and efficiently as possible!