Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction

As a homeowner or business owner, seeing standing water in your property can be a very unsettling sight.  Removing that water is one of the first steps of our emergency service and one of the most important to the mitigation process. 

Over 80% of the water can be removed by various extraction methods.  If this is done properly and quickly it will drastically shorten the duration and size of the mitigation and restoration process. At SERVPRO of Shakopee/Savage/Prior Lake we have five truck mounted extraction units that are powerful enough to remove moisture and water through carpeting and pad down to the subfloor.  In this process we can remove 100's of gallons of water from the property in a matter of minutes.

On top of our truck mounted extraction units we also have 10 portable extractors which allows us to get to those harder to reach places for effective and quick extraction.

No matter how big or small the job is- we have the right tools and equipment 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.

Back to Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Forward to Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification