Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction

After SERVPRO of Plano has competed our initial inspection of the water damage migration we will begin the process of extracting the standing water. Standing water can be both a health and safety concern, so this is a critical step in the process as this will allow us to remove the majority of the water prior to any further mitigation.  SERVPRO of Plano utilizes  both truck-mounted vacuum units as well as powerful portable extraction units which allows us to quickly extract thousands of gallons of water from your property.  Many customers are amazed at how much water SERVPRO can extract from their property.  

Move-Out / Pack-Out

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Plano 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