Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction

Step 3 – Water Extraction

In many water damages, there are hundreds to thousands of gallons of standing water that must first be extracted so that we can begin the drying process quickly. Our highly-trained and hardworking production crew will use powerful pumps, vacuums, and other equipment to remove this excess water. This is typically done as soon as we get onto the scene by our crew, while the Production Manager or Crew Chief does the damage assessment, explains what we are doing and what our plan is for your home thoroughly, all while providing friendly customer service to you.

Move-Out / Pack-Out

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of West Amarillo 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