Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction
Once inspection and damage assessment is complete the next step in the process is the water removal. For some this might be the most rewarding moment of the restoration process because it's the moment the bulk of water is removed.
As a part of the scope of water removal we're also packing and moving furniture and material, then our powerful pumps and truck mounted vacuum units go to work. These pumps and vacuum units are exceptional, able to remove thousands of gallons of water from your property, making quick process.
It's also important to emphasize the necessity of this step. It might seem counter-intuitive, but unaddressed damage perpetuates damage, especially water damage. These wet environments produce odor that can root itself into a property, it also creates the perfect environment for the development of mold colonies which further damages a property.
Move-Out / Pack-Out
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of East Greenwich / Warwick / Cranston can conduct an organized, efficient move-out to protect your belongings from further damage.
- Move-Out Service
Emergency Water Removal
Our highly trained technicians will begin the water removal process almost immediately. Depending on the amount of water, we may use powerful submersible pumps in addition to industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums. Removing most of the water helps reduce drying time and helps prevent secondary water damage and mold and bacterial growth.
- Remove Excess Water
- Use Submersible Pumps and Industrial Wet/Dry Vacuums
Inspect the Carpet Pad and Carpet
We inspect the carpet and pad and determine if they should be removed to protect the subfloor.
- Inspect Carpet Pad and Remove If Needed
- Inspect Carpet and Remove If Needed
Water Removal Equipment
- Moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.
- Infrared cameras may be used to find “hidden” water behind walls and ceilings.
- Submersible and gas-powered pumps are used for continuous pumping of high-level water.
- Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.