Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction
During the third step of the water restoration process SERVPRO of Morris/Ottawa will focus on water removal. Our team of trained professionals will pack out your belongings if needed. They will also inspect carpet and pad to determine if it needs to be removed to protect the sub floor from damage associated with the water loss. During this step we will also use equipment such as moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras to determine the amount of excess water. At that point we will use machines to extract any excess water so the drying process can start. We are here to help with experience, knowledge and expertise during the process.
Move-Out / Pack-Out
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Morris / Ottawa 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.