Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction
After the property is inspected and the damage is assessed it's now time to begin water removal.
Before the pumps are turned on our teams comb the property, removing furniture and debris. Our teams are equipped with powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units. Our pumping equipment is able to remove thousands of gallons of water from your property, allowing our teams to progress quickly — and quick progress is paramount. The longer water is allowed to "sit" on the property the greater the damage is.
And the damage isn't minuscule, water damage causes odors and creates the environment for mold.
Move-Out / Pack-Out
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Providence 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.