Water Damage Inspection Services

Many homeowners don’t realize they have a water leak until it’s too late. This is because most leaks happen quietly behind walls until signs like stains, peeling paint, and musty odors start showing up. If you’re watching a strange stain grow in the corner of your living room or a new smell has you wrinkling your nose in disgust, there is a chance water is leaking somewhere within your home.

Contact our team by phone at (877) 589-7504 to receive a comprehensive water damage inspection. Our team of technicians offer reliable water damage assessments for homes and businesses in areas of Texas including Houston, Arlington, Dallas, San Antonio, Frisco, Richardson, and Plano. Contact our professionals to receive support with water damage on your property.

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Water Damage Assessment Steps

If left unaddressed, standing water can cause permanent damage. When you call the team at Dry Force, we will inspect and classify the type of water causing the damage.


Water Damage Inspections

We use the latest technology to inspect the damages and assess the water categorization and classification. Advanced equipment, including moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras, allows us to identify hidden saturated areas—even behind walls and under flooring.


Water Categorization

To determine the best possible water damage cleanup method, water is classified into three categories:

  • Category 1 - Refers to clean water from leaking pipes, broken water heaters, and rain
  • Category 2 - Refers to water with some level of contamination, such as overflowing washing machines or dishwashers
  • Category 3 - Is highly polluted water, often from sewage backups or contaminated floodwaters

Water Classification

When our professionals are conducting a water damage inspection in your house, we will classify water damage based on the extent of contamination:

  • Class 1 Water Damage - Refers to water that affects only part of a room with little to no water absorption
  • Class 2 Water Damage - Refers to a large amount of water absorption with loss affecting an entire room or carpet cushion pad
  • Class 3 Water Damage - Refers to a significant amount of water absorption and evaporation. Class 3 water damage usually means water has exceeded two feet
  • Class 4 Water Damage - Refers to an area that has sustained deep pockets of saturation. This type of water damage needs specialized drying solutions

Structural and Contents Drying

Our team of professionals works hard to fully dry your home’s structure and contents. Once we arrive on your property, we will start our water mitigation and cleanup process, assessing water damage, and removing any salvageable items. We will clean, sanitize, dry, and safely remove your belongings until your property is restored to its original condition.

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Water Damage Inspection Steps

When you contact the staff at Dry Force for a water damage inspection, our team follows a step-by-step approach. Here are the key steps in our water damage assessment process:

1. Find the Source of the Water

First things first: finding the source of the water. Whether it’s a burst pipe or appliance leak, our team will scope out the water source. This step is crucial in preventing further water damage.
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2. Determine the Extent of the Damage

Next, we assess the extent of the water damage to your property. Water damage is like an iceberg. There is usually more to it than what you can see at the surface level.

Our professionals provide extensive water damage inspections for homeowners in Houston, TX and are equipped with the tools necessary to track and assess the damage on your property. Based on our observations, we will determine the best water cleanup action plan.

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3. Classify the Damage

After we determine the extent of the damage, we will classify the damages.


4. Confirm the Water Category

Finally, we will confirm whether the water is considered a category one, a category two, or a category three.


Why Homeowners Choose Dry Force

Based on 1626 reviews
Brian Ousley
Brian Ousley
July 26, 2023.
Ace showed up on time for the consultation and was very professional and friendly. He was very detailed in his inspection. He did not find any water damage. I highly recommend this company.
Elaine Andrepont
Elaine Andrepont
July 26, 2023.
Totally satisfied with DRY FORCE water removal systems. Each and every person that called to schedule appointments or visited my home for removing water were professional. Dry Force, workers upon entering my home showed respect while they they took the time to protect the integrity of my home with politeness, care and consideration for my safety. So pleased with their professionalism, I wholeheartedly recommend Dry Force as your number 1, go to source for your home. I’m extremely happy that my brother recommended Bill & Cody for whom highly recommended Dry Force to me. ELaine Therese Andrepont ETA🌹
Deborah Mullen
Deborah Mullen
July 25, 2023.
Nick W. was very quick and has great customer service!
Court Monroe (Courtbel2011)
Court Monroe (Courtbel2011)
July 25, 2023.
They were amazing! 100% recommend!
greg corley
greg corley
July 23, 2023.
Nick w was thorough in his explanations
David Bader
David Bader
July 22, 2023.
Nick W. Very professional. Explained everything in detail and helped with insurance company. Highly recommended.

Experience and Trust

Since 2003, Dry Force has completed over 6,000 water reconstruction projects and over 40,000 water restoration projects. And as an IICRC Certified Firm, we are monitored by a non-profit, third-party to ensure we operate with the highest ethics and professional standards. Simply -- our goal is to allow customers to leverage our experience, professionalism and expertise to provide exceptional water damage restoration and reconstruction service.

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IICRC Certified Firm

As a Certified Firm of the IICRC, a non-profit organization that establishes and monitors standards for the cleaning, inspection and restoration service industries, we operate with the highest ethics and professional standards. This is an important distinction when considering a company to rebuild your home or business.


Dry Force Quality Guarantee

At Dry Force, our rigorous quality assurance process ensures the satisfactory completion of every job we do. If for any reason you're not completely satisfied, just let us know. We'll do everything possible to make it right. Guaranteed.


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Ways to Tell if Water Damage Is New or Old

You may have come across some water damage that has you raising your eyebrows. Is it new? Old? Sometimes it’s hard to tell the age of water damage. If you have discovered what you believe to be damage, you can use the following tips below to estimate the age of the water damage:

Give a Touch Test

Feel the wall, floor, or ceiling for squishy spots. The squishier it is, the older the water damage is.

Inspect for Mold

Mold usually takes a few days to appear following water damage. If you see mold, the damage has likely been there for a while.

Look for Rings

Darker stains with no rings indicate new water damage. If the stain has multiple rings around it, it’s usually a sign of old water damage.

Our team of certified technicians provide emergency assessments and water damage restoration services in San Marcos, TX. Our professionals will inspect the stains on your ceiling or walls to estimate the age of the water damage. Once this is complete, we utilize various types of equipment including dehumidifiers, air movers, and HEPA air scrubbers to restore safety in your home.

Water Damage Services

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Standing water can cause permanent damage. Act now and let Dry Force prevent the damage from getting worse. Some of the common services we perform are listed below. Select a tile to learn more about the specific service we offer:

Thermal Imaging Water Damage Inspections

The team at Dry Force utilizes thermal imaging to inspect for water damage. Thermal imaging water damage inspections help our team detect early warning signs of water leaks within your walls, floors, ceiling, and foundation. We do this by using infrared technology to pinpoint wet and saturated areas.

The hot or cold spots that are displayed on our thermal camera signify whether you have mild or severe water damage on your property, potentially saving you thousands of dollars.

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Whether it’s a single room or entire home or business, the staff at our company delivers the best water damage restoration services in the area. Here are a few reasons why customers trust their homes and businesses to the professional water restoration specialists at Dry Force.

Water Damage Assessments in Houston, TX and Other Areas

Water damage can be detrimental to your entire home if not dealt with. Reverse the effects of water damage by calling our team by phone at (877) 589-7504. With a fleet of IICRC-certified technicians ready for dispatch, it’s no wonder residents have chosen us for the past 20 years.

Our team offers extensive emergency water removal services for homeowners and commercial properties in areas of Texas such as Richardson, Austin, Keller, Southlake, San Antonio, Houston, Round Rock, and Fort Worth. Get started today by booking your water damage assessment.