Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction
After the inspection and damage assessment it's time to start the water removal process.
In this step of the process our teams pack and move furniture and material, the majority of the water is removed with our powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units and the carpeted areas are inspected. Our truck-mounted vacuum units are able to quickly remove thousands of gallons of water from your property, allowing our teams to make quick progress.
The water removal step is an important step because unaddressed water damage creates more damage over time. In other words, the longer water is allowed to stay on property the greater the damage is. These wet environments produce odor that can root itself into a property, it also creates the perfect environment for the development of mold colonies which further damages a property.
See below for more info on water removal as well as the equipment we use.
Move-Out / Pack-Out
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Weymouth, Hingham and Quincy 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.