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Water Damage Restoration Services

Cousino Restoration & Environmental provides comprehensive water damage restoration and mitigation services for residential and commercial properties.

For Emergency Water Restoration ServicesCall 800-874-2122

Water Damage Restoration and Mitigation Services For Northwest Ohio & Southeast Michigan Areas

With 45+ years of water extraction, pack-ups, moisture monitoring and drying verification, we are the clear choice to secure any size damaged property.


Cousino Water Damage Experts

Whether you’re a homeowner, business owner or property manager, dealing with water damage can be a stressful and challenging situation. When a storm, flood or plumbing issue results in significant damage, immediate action is required to prevent extensive structural issues, mold growth and other serious problems from developing.

Cousino Restoration & Environmental is your go-to provider for water damage restoration services in the Northwest Ohio and Southwest Michigan areas. Since 1970, we’ve helped countless homeowners and commercial property owners recover after water damage. We understand the devastating impact associated with this issue, and we’re here to restore both your property and your peace of mind.

Our water restoration company has the experience, training and reputation you can trust to ensure the job is done right. We’re a local company and are fully insured, licensed and registered in Ohio and Michigan. We provide emergency 24/7 response for water damage and water mitigation issues, and our expert water restoration technicians will arrive fully prepared to begin immediately. No matter the size of the property or the scope of the damage, we can handle it.



Water Mitigation Services We provide:

  • Water Extraction
  • Debris Removal
  • Pump Outs
  • Carpet Extraction & Cleaning
  • Structural Drying
  • Pack-ups & Storage
  • Humidity Control
  • Shoring, Tarping and Board-ups
  • Moisture Monitoring and drying verification
  • Odor Control and Deodorization
  • Complete Rebuilds


Common Causes of Water Damage

water damage from floodingIn most instances, water damage will be due to weather-related events or plumbing issues. The most common causes include:

  • Storm damage – Severe storms can cause water to seep into places it shouldn’t. If you have any damage to your roof, water from heavy rains can wreak havoc on your home or commercial property.
  • Flash floods – Sudden rising water levels can result in significant flooding. When flash floods occur, it can often lead to water accumulation inside your home or business.
  • Pipes and supply line leaks – Pipes deteriorate over time and eventually they may burst, causing water to flood your property. This is especially an issue in homes or businesses with very old plumbing systems. In addition, leaks in your pipes can cause water to seep into your walls and floors, resulting in water damage over time.
  • Poor plumbing maintenance – Poor plumbing maintenance can result in clogs that cause sinks, toilets and bathtubs to overflow and flood your property.
  • Frozen pipes – Winters in Michigan and Ohio get very cold and as temperatures drop, water in poorly insulated pipes can potentially freeze. When water freezes, it expands, causing damage to the water lines. This may result in leaks and in severe situations, it may flood your property.




What to Do After Water Damage

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If you experience water damage in your home or commercial property, there are several steps you can take to mitigate the problem while you wait for our water restoration specialists to arrive. Keep in mind that the safety of you and your family should always remain your top priority. Therefore, only take the steps you feel you can do safely. Once our team arrives, we’ll assess the issue and take any action necessary to prevent additional damage from occurring.

The following steps will help you mitigate the severity of water damage and minimize your risk of injury:

  • Shut off the water source, if possible, or contact a professional who can assist you with this task
  • If you can access your electrical panel and it is safe to do so without causing a shock, turn off any circuit breakers powering the wet areas of your home
  • Remove as much excess water as you can using a bucket, mop or towels
  • Remove wet upholstery cushions and prop them up to allow them to dry
  • Separate your furniture legs from wet carpeting using wood blocks or aluminum foil
  • Remove any electronic devices, valuable objects, paintings, important documents or other sensitive items from wet areas and place them in a dry location
  • Hang leather items separately at room temperature
  • Avoid electrical shock hazards by staying away from any affected areas that have electrical outlets, circuit breakers, switches or electrical equipment that has been exposed to water
  • Avoid using a vacuum cleaner to remove water from your carpet, as this may damage the vacuum or cause an electrical shock
  • Avoid using ceiling fixtures such as lights or fans in any rooms where the ceiling is wet
  • Stay out of rooms where ceilings are sagging from water damage


Providing 24/7 Emergency Water Damage Restoration Services

Water damage restoration is a complex process, and the sooner we can get started, the more damage we can mitigate. Prompt action can often significantly reduce your losses and lower your repair costs. That’s why Cousino Restoration and Environmental offers 24/7 emergency water damage restoration services. Day or night, do not hesitate to give our team a call. We’re standing by to help any time water damage strikes your property.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment or call 800-874-2122 for emergency water restoration services. Cousino Restoration and Environmental provides water restoration services throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.



Our Water Damage Restoration Process

Whether you’re dealing with a broken pipe, a leaking roof, a flooded basement or an overflowing toilet, water damage is a serious threat to your property and can cause major problems if it is not handled properly. At Cousino Restoration & Environmental, we are dedicated to working quickly and efficiently to minimize your damage and restore your property back to its pre-loss condition as soon as possible.

Our technicians are extremely meticulous and follow all industry standards to ensure the water restoration process is performed correctly every time. This involves the following steps:

  • Step 1 - Identify the Source

    Before water damage restoration can begin, the source of the water must be identified and stopped. In emergency situations, this may include shutting off the water supply or making temporary repairs to prevent additional water from entering your property.

  • Step 2 - Extraction

    Any standing water is extracted using powerful pumps and water extraction equipment. We will locate damp building materials and will either remove them or prepare them for drying.

  • Step 3 - Drying

    After as much of the water and wet materials have been removed as possible, we will use a combination of dehumidifiers and fans to dry the structure. We will use moisture monitors and will keep an eye on the equipment to ensure your property is thoroughly dried.

  • Step 4 - Clean/Deodorize/Disinfect

    Our technicians use state-of-the-art equipment, industrial grade products and proven techniques to perform this important aspect of the water damage restoration process on furniture, floors, personal belongings and any other items that have been impacted.


Once the area is clean and dry, we will make any necessary repairs to return your property to pre-loss condition. This may include installing new drywall and insulation, replacing flooring, and other repairs. When complete, your property will be completely restored to its previous condition or better.

If your loss is covered by insurance, we will work directly with your insurance company on your claim to ensure a speedy process. We will keep both you and your insurer up to date throughout the entire project.



Water Damage Restoration FAQs

  • What is water restoration?

    Water restoration refers to the process of repairing a water damaged home and restoring it to its prior condition. This process is performed in conjunction with water mitigation, which helps prevent additional water damage from impacting your home and personal property.

  • What do water restoration companies do?

    Water damage restoration companies perform a variety of services to prevent additional damage and restore your property to its pre-loss condition. This involves:

    • Evaluating the extent of the water damage to identify the correct course of action to take
    • Removing any excess water from your property
    • Thoroughly drying any areas and items impacted by water to remove any remaining moisture
    • Cleaning and disinfecting the property to remove any harmful bacteria and microorganisms that have contaminated your home
    • Performing any reconstruction and repair work to the property in order to fully restore it to pristine condition
  • How much does water damage restoration cost?

    Water damage restoration varies in price based on the extent of the damage. In general, the cost of water restoration ranges from $1,300 to $5,600, with an average cost of $3,300. While the cost of this service can be expensive, it’s also a critical step that must be taken to restore your property and prevent significant long term damage to the building, including the development of toxic mold.

  • How long does water restoration take?

    The length of time it takes to complete the water damage restoration process varies significantly depending on the extent of the damage. In situations where only small areas of the property were damaged by clean water, the entire process may only take a few days to complete. However, if large areas were damaged or if the water was contaminated, the process can take anywhere from several weeks to several months to complete.

    There are two phases to the water restoration process. The first phase involves drying out the property and cleaning up any damage and debris caused by the water. This process only takes a few days. However, the second phase, which involves restoring the property to its prior state, can take significantly longer when the damage is extensive. This phase is where items in your home are salvaged, repairs are made, damaged areas are cleaned and sanitized, and any necessary mold remediation is performed.

  • What Is Water Damage Remediation?

    There are three stages to addressing water damage on your property – mitigation, remediation and restoration.

    Water damage remediation is the bridge between the mitigation and restoration processes. It is a crucial part of the overall process. Without water remediation, it would be virtually impossible to restore your property to its prior state.