Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction
After our inspection and damage assessment is complete, water removal begins. Our technicians will use powerful pumps and truck mounted vacuums to remove hundreds to thousands of gallons of water. Standing water will be removed as will the majority of embedded water from rugs and carpets.
At this time, our technicians may have to move furniture in order to reach every portion of the water damaged room. If carpet removal or a pack-out is necessary, you will be advised at this time. If you have filed an insurance claim, your adjuster will also be notified.
Rest assured that we will document and explain the water damage restoration process as its occurring. If you have any questions, you’ll always have an assigned water damage manager and administrator to help.
Move-Out / Pack-Out
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of North Irving 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.