Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction

Water Restoration Process: Overview of Water Services

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection

Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying

Step 5: Cleaning & Sanitizing

Step 6: Restoration

After the inspection and damage assessment, the water extraction process begins. Using powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units, we swiftly eliminate hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property. This step is crucial in minimizing drying time and preventing secondary water damage, mold growth, and bacterial development.

In cases where extensive restoration or cleaning is needed, our Move-Out service ensures the protection of your belongings. Our highly trained technicians start the water removal process promptly by utilizing submersible pumps and industrial wet/dry vacuums. We inspect the carpet and pad, removing them if necessary to safeguard the subfloor.

To accurately assess moisture saturation, we employ moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters. Infrared cameras help detect hidden water behind walls and ceilings. We use submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous high-level water pumping. Our team also utilizes truck-mounted and portable extraction units for efficient water removal.

By employing specialized equipment and expert techniques, we effectively extract water, reduce drying time, and mitigate further damage.

Move-Out / Pack-Out

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Seattle Central and South & Mercer Island 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.

Back to Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Forward to Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification