Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction

Once a property is inspected and assessed the next step in the water restoration process is water removal. 

Under the larger umbrella of water removal is two parts: the removal of possessions affected by the water damage and then the removal of the water itself. Our teams use powerful water extraction equipment to remove the bulk of the water, we use submersible pumps and truck-mounted (or portable) extraction units with the capacity to remove massive amounts of water in a short period of time. 

Quickly removing standing water from a property is important because it limits damage and prevents the development of mold colonies

See below for more info on water removal as well as the equipment we use.

Move-Out / Pack-Out

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Montclair / West Orange 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

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