Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction
Once we arrive on-site and complete the initial inspection, our goal is to begin the drying process as quickly as possible. Our first responder will clearly communication with our IICRC Certified water restoration team to ensure they are prepared to begin work as soon as they arrive on-site. The first step in the drying process is to remove as much excess water as possible from the affected area. Extraction equipment used is based on a variety of factors. We utilize handheld extractors, motorized rover extraction systems and truck mounted systems to quickly and effectively remove standing water from your home. We will determine which approach is best when we perform the initial assessment of your loss.
Move-Out / Pack-Out
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Mobile 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.