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We will conduct a FREE inspection to assess the water damage, determine the most suitable method for cleanup, and provide you with a service estimate. Additionally, we collaborate directly with your insurance company to handle the billing for our services. Get in touch with Express Water Damage Restoration today to dispatch our team of experts for water damage restoration to your property in our service areas. 

As part of our water damage restoration process, in Step 3, we determine the cleanup method based on the class of water damage. Water damage is categorized into one of the following four classes based on water absorption:

Class 1 Water Damage: This involves the least amount of water absorption and evaporation. It typically affects only a portion of a room or area, or larger areas where materials have absorbed minimal moisture. There is little to no presence of wet carpet and/or cushion.

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    Class 2 Water Damage involves a significant amount of water, absorption, and evaporation. It refers to water losses that impact at least an entire room or the carpet and cushion (pad). The water has wicked up walls to a height of less than two feet. The structural materials, such as plywood, particleboard, structural wood, and concrete, still retain moisture.

    Class 3 Water Damage represents the highest degree of water accumulation, absorption, and evaporation. It occurs when water has wicked up to a height of over two feet or when water from above has affected ceilings, walls, insulation, carpet, cushion, and sub-floor. The entire area is saturated in this case.

    Class 4 Water Damage pertains to specialty drying situations. It involves wet materials with very low permeance/porosity, such as hardwood, plaster, brick, concrete, and stone. Typically, there are deep pockets of saturation, requiring very low specific humidity levels for drying.

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    We recognize the impact this has on you and your family, and we will help you with compassion and as little interruption to your regular routine as possible. Express Water Damage Restoration can be depended on to attend to your water damage emergency swiftly and attentively, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and to recover your property as professionally as possible.

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