Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction
In this step of the water damage process, our technicians work to remove as much standing water as possible. For most floor types including laminate, tile, and carpet, we use a water extraction wand to remove a majority of the excess water. These extraction waters are connected to a long hose that sends the water from your property all the way into one of our many truck mounts. The truck mounts on our fleet have a high capacity for storing large amounts of water. Once all the excess water is extracted from your property, we transport it via our trucks to another location where it can be safely and properly discarded. For hardwood floors, we also have equipment such as our floormat system that helps to extract excess water that may have seeped below the floorboards.
Move-Out / Pack-Out
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of University, SE Orlando 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.