Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction
After our team has inspected the damage, they'll immediately begin to extract any standing water. Before they can dry the affected areas, our crews use powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuums to remove the majority of water in the home—up to thousands of gallons of water. This step is particularly important because standing water can lead to mold growth or other complications if given enough time. Extraction helps mitigate the risk of these issues.
Once our team has removed as much water as possible, they will move on to the next stage—drying the wet areas in your home!
Move-Out / Pack-Out
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Iredell County 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.