Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction
After the inspection and damage assessment process, the next step is water removal. This is the process of removing the majority of the water from your property. We use powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property.
The sooner the water is removed, the less damage it will cause. Water can seep into walls, floors, and furniture, and cause mold and mildew to grow. Mold can be a serious home hazard, so it is important to remove the water as quickly as possible.
How We Remove Water
Our water removal process typically involves the following steps:
- Inspect the property to determine the extent of the water damage.
- Use powerful pumps and vacuums to remove as much water as possible.
- Use moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters to measure the extent of moisture saturation.
- We may use infrared cameras to find “hidden” water behind walls and ceilings.
- Remove any damaged materials and replace them with new ones.
SERVPRO has the latest equipment to remove water from your property quickly and efficiently. We use powerful pumps and vacuums to remove water from both large and small areas. We also use specialized equipment to remove water from hard-to-reach areas. Our team of experienced professionals has the expertise to remove water from your property without causing further damage. We know how to safely remove water from all types of materials, and we will work carefully to avoid damaging your belongings.
Move-Out / Pack-Out
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of South Atlanta 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.