Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction
Water extraction involves the removal of all water from the premises. Our Austin water extraction services would typically occur after a significant event, such as a flood, storm, leak or broken pipe, when as a result, your property is left with extensive water damage.
With our local SERVPRO company, water extraction is the third step in our water damage restoration process. We begin the water extraction process directly following the overall inspection and assessment of water damage. Our Austin team of highly trained and certified professionals removes the majority of water from your property using powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units. Through this process, we can swiftly extract hundreds or even thousands of gallons of water. And we don't stop there. When our SERVPRO team handles your water extraction needs, we ensure that all parts of your Austin property are fully examined and restored, even those which may have water damage in areas hidden from view, such as behind walls or in ceilings. We do this by using infrared cameras.
We understand how stressful it is when your Austin home or business has been affected by flooding or other extensive water damage, and as part of our water extraction process, our SERVPRO team can help you reduce that stress by offering a variety of services, including Move Out/Pack Out, 24/7 Emergency water removal, and Inspections of your carpet pads and carpets.
Move-Out / Pack-Out
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Downtown and East Central Austin 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.