Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction
Water removal after a major storm or water line break can be quite extensive depending on the amount of damage to your home or business. After our trained specialist has done a thorough inspection and damage assessment of the property, the next step is to begin the extraction and restoration process. Our technicians will begin almost immediately to remove the water from your home or business. This can be done with industrial strength vacuums or submersible pumps, depending on the amount of water. In addition, if your home requires extensive repairs, SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas offers moving and storage services to make the process even more streamlined.
Move-Out / Pack-Out
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Southwest Dallas 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.