Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction
No amount of water damage should go unchecked, even if it's seemingly harmless. It doesn't take much for water damage to lead to mold, creating a potentially toxic environment in your home or business. Severe flooding can lead to water damage that is not only a playground for mold to grow on, but also can cause permanent structural damage. Because water damage spreads rapidly, it's important to get as much water out of the affected area as quickly as possible.
After the inspection and damage assessment step, the water extraction process begins. This step removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property. Once most or all of the water has been removed, we move on to drying, cleaning and sanitizing the affected area, as well as restoring the property to its original condition. All of these steps work to not only get your home or business back to normal, but also to mitigate any possibility of future damage due to water.
Water damage can go from trivial to disastrous in a matter of days or even hours. Mold thrives in damp and dark environments, and can begin forming a mere 24 hours after a flood or other water damage event occurs. In addition to our water restoration services, SERVPRO of Denver West also offers mold remediation.
Move-Out / Pack-Out
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Denver West 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.