Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction
As a homeowner or business owner, seeing standing water within your property can be a very unsettling sight. Removing standing water is one of the first steps of our emergency water damage services and one of the most important to the water damage restoration process.
Over 80% of the water can be removed by various extraction methods. We have several truck-mounted extraction units and 10 portable extractors that allow us to get to those harder to reach places for effective and quick extraction. When done efficiently, quickly completed water extraction will drastically shorten the duration of the mitigation and will minimize the extent of the damages.
With our truck-mounted extraction units, we can remove 100’s of gallons of water from a water damaged area in a matter of minutes. These extractors are powerful enough to remove moisture and water through carpeting and carpet pad all the way down to the subfloor.
If the extent of the water damage is big enough, we have scalable resources for water damage repair, which means we can call in resources from other franchises to help with any situation. No matter how big or small the job is, we have the right tools, equipment, and resources to properly respond!
Move-Out / Pack-Out
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Shakopee / Savage / Prior Lake 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.