Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction
After the inspection and damage assessment step, our highly trained teams will begin the water extraction process. This step involves removing all excess water from your floors and carpet. Our trucks and vans have powerful pumps and truck mounted vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water and assist in the water removal. Our teams at SERVPRO® of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties also have the choice of weighted extraction where they stand on the extractor that is attached to the truck mounted unit or a wand that is used by hand. We also have drying mats that can extract water from within hardwood flooring.
Move-Out / Pack-Out
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Cheatham, Robertson and Dickson Counties 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.