Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction
After our initial damage assessment the next step is water removal.
At this moment several things are happening. Our teams are first packing and removing furniture and other household material. Then we put our pumps to work, removing the bulk of the water with our powerful truck mounted units. We're also inspecting the carpeting as we continue to remove water.
Our pump units are effective and able to quickly remove thousands of gallons of water from your property, allowing our teams to make rapid progress.
Removing the water as quickly as possible is necessary. If water is unaddressed it tends to increase the damage. It's not that all the damage happens in the initial moment, damage continues to incur the longer water is allowed to remain. In other words, the longer water stays, the greater the damage is.
See below for more info on water removal as well as the equipment we use.
Move-Out / Pack-Out
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Loveland 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.