Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction

Extracting Moisture from Your Coral Springs Home

Extraction is the first significant step of any water damage process. Whether your Coral Springs home needs floodwaters removed or a washing machine overflow addressed, our extraction tools are designed to effectively mitigate as much water as possible to increase the efficiency of the drying process.

Tools for All Situations

No matter the extent of the water damage in your Coral Springs residence, SERVPRO technicians have extraction equipment designed to meet your needs, including:

  • Trucks that can remove large quantities of standing water
  • Portable, back-mounted extractors for hard-to-reach areas, including wall cavities
  • Submersible, gas-powered sump pumps for water over 2 inches deep
  • Rovers that suck moisture out of carpeting effectively

Water damage extraction is thorough to ensure the success of any sanitation, deodorization, and drying efforts.

What About the Carpet?

If your home has carpeting, water damage can be especially unkind to it. Carpet is both porous and very fragile after water damage exposure, often becoming as much as 50% weaker. In other cases, it can delaminate from the pad underneath.

In cases where delamination, accumulation of soils from flooding, or mold damage have occurred, we can remove carpet and install new material after drying. Keeping a wet carpet puts your home at risk from mold, microbes, and damage to subflooring.

Carpet moisture removal is done first with an extraction wand to prevent the migration of moisture, and then with other devices like rovers and wet/dry vacuums.

Move-Out / Pack-Out

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of West Coral Springs / West Parkland 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.

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