Water Damage

Water Damage

A restoration race against the clock.

Water damage is the most time-sensitive of restoration services. Given the right environmental conditions, mold will begin to bloom within 24-48 hours, even from “clean” water intrusion.

Mooring Disaster Restoration prides itself on our ability to respond to water disasters immediately and virtually anywhere across the continental U.S.A. Our established disaster restoration and water mitigation protocols help clients stop further deterioration, reduce business interruption, and control recovery costs.

Procedures include finding and arresting the source of the water intrusion, stabilizing the environment to control humidity levels, water extraction, dehumidification and drying, content and structure cleaning, and deodorization.


Vidor ISD

Following Hurricane Harvey and Tropical Storm Imelda, Vidor ISD was left with catastrophic damage to seven schools and administrative buildings.


When water damage happens – the first step on the road to recovery is to remove it.  Mooring Disaster Restoration employs various methods for water extraction and water damage mitigation.

High-Velocity Water Pumps (aka V-pumps) is one method for water extraction.  A commercial submersible water pump is capable of moving unwanted water, mud, and other liquids at a rate of up to 4500Lt/hr. with optimal water pressure. The V-pump requires no electricity and serves as an extremely powerful pump where power supply may be limited or not readily available.

Mooring Disaster Restoration teams are trained to assess the damage to building structures and employ state-of-the-art technology such as drones, 360° cameras, and infrared moisture mapping to deliver the most comprehensive post-storm assessment. In coordination with our clients, Mooring will communicate a damage assessment for all structures affected and recommend an effective recovery and reconstruction plan.

When exposed directly to water or high humidity, many objects will absorb water and saturate. If there are high humidity levels, the air will not be able to accept the additional water from the objects to be dried. Air in this condition is said to have high vapor pressure. The drier the atmosphere, the faster it will accept water vapor from the wet objects.

Extraction will remove the bulk of the water and the remaining excess will have to be removed through evaporation and dehumidification. After a water damage disaster, the interior ambient air typically has a relative humidity level of 85-90%. A properly maintained and monitored dehumidification system will supply air in the 4-8% relative humidity range. Using drying and desiccant dehumidification equipment allows Mooring to pump very dry air into a water damaged environment.

Desiccant dehumidifiers have such a low vapor pressure that they rapidly pull water away from wet objects allowing materials to dry thoroughly. This process will work for both the structure and many contents. Containment barriers may be erected to control the environment during the drying process.

Stay Ahead of What’s Next.

Mooring Disaster Restoration consulting services are designed to help clients prepare in advance of potential disasters and resulting business disruptions – resulting in minimized downtime and faster and more fluid recovery. As experts, we specialize in Contingency Planning, Disaster Planning, Estimating Loss & Evaluation, Emergency Services Facilities Planning, Site Improvement Assessment and Roof Asset Management.

Mooring Disaster Restoration knows that thinking about the next inevitable disaster is not something most people like to do – much less plan for it. The truth is, we don’t need to tell you that having an Emergency Disaster Response plan in place for your business and employees is important, if not paramount. Trying to navigate the complexities of insurance and other contingencies after a disaster or storm is not easy nor effective in positioning your business for a successful recovery.

Mooring’s Emergency Preparedness Program is a customized plan with one goal — to protect your business now to ensure it has a future later. A dedicated Mooring team will work for and with you to:

  • Conduct Pre- and Post-Storm Business Risk Assessment
  • Develop your Business Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Safeguard all critical financial, insurance and legal record
  • Complete Pre-Storm Regulatory Compliance tasks pertaining to all emergency plans and potential outcomes
  • Audit and optimize your Life Safety Preparedness Systems, Emergency Communication Plan and Evacuation Routes
  • Design, implement and train personnel with custom Emergency Preparedness Drills
  • Secure Response Recovery Resources, including people, systems and equipment
  • Enroll your business for pertinent Local Alerts and Weather Warning

Let’s work together to get ahead of what’s next and get you, your business and your employees “recovery ready.” Contact us now for a free consultation for your business regarding Mooring’s Emergency Preparedness Program.

Our Projects

Explore our projects to learn more about our Disaster Restoration experience and capabilities.

Winter Storm URI


K-12 Education

K-12 Education

K-12 Education


Taking control of your out-of-control.

There’s a lot to deal with when working with insurance companies and Disaster Restoration needs. Lucky for you - we’ve been doing it for a while and know the “ins and outs” of it all so that you don’t have to.

Mooring Disaster Restoration has been responsible for the successful reconstruction and restoration of thousands of properties largely in part to our proven ability to work closely with insurance brokers, adjusters, and carriers.

Our primary goal is to return your business to normal as quickly and smoothly as possible. That sounds good and many other companies say the same thing - but the truth is that doing what you say is much harder than saying what you do. Rest assured you can trust our proven experience and practical knowledge of how to navigate the complexities of working with Insurance companies for total restoration and reconstruction work.

Document Recovery

All is not lost in a loss.

Mooring has set protocols for the recovery of damaged documents. Immediately, we want to create a state of preservation by boxing and freezing the affected materials on-location. Depending on the quantity of items, they are recovered on-site or transported to a secure facility for restoration. Services also include reproduction, copying, scanning, sanitizing, deodorizing, encapsulating and if needed, certified destruction.

When dealing with document recovery Mooring has been very successful in saving those documents that are considered valuable and restorable including vital records, personal files, medical records, files, books, and other media.

When documents become damp, wet, or are in contact with corrosive soot by-products, they can deteriorate quickly. Some of the methods used in document recovery include Air Drying, Desiccant Air Drying, Vacuum Thermal Drying, Freeze Drying, and Vacuum-Freeze Drying.

Air Duct Cleaning

Let’s clear the air.

Air Duct cleaning is a critical step following any water, fire, smoke, or environmental damage to your facilities.

To be sure your ventilation system, filters, and air conditioners are thoroughly and properly cleaned, as a member of NADCA, our teams are trained by the leading provider of certification, education, and training for HVAC cleaning and restoration professionals.

Contact Us to learn more about professional commercial Air Duct Cleaning and Decontamination services from Mooring Disaster Restoration.

Registered Contract Holder of The General Services Administration (GSA)

In the face of natural disasters and/or water, fire, and mold damage, providing timely and effective recovery solutions that enable government entities to conduct the important work they do without interruption is paramount.

Mooring is a GSA contract holder of contract number 47QRAA23D0022. Under the Multiple Award Schedule Program (MAS), Mooring Disaster Restoration can offer our products and services to federal, state, and local government buyers at pre-negotiated prices, terms, and conditions. This streamlined procurement process saves time and money for all parties involved and provides a fair and transparent process for Mooring to offer our products and services to government entities.