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Water Restoration Process: Steps 3-4 (of 6)

8/29/2020 (Permalink)

Step 3: Water Extraction

Once the inspection and assessment is complete, SERVPRO tehnicians utilize powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units to quickly and efficiently remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from the property.

SERVPRO’s Move-Out/Pack-Out Service

If your home or business requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Des Moines NW will provide a well-organized and efficient move-out service to safeguard your belongings from damage.  Our technicians also inspect the carpet and carpet pad to assess whether they should be removed so as to protect the subfloor.

Emergency Water Removal

SERVPRO’s highly-trained technicians will immediately initiate the water removal process.  Depending on the amount of water that is present, our technicians may use powerful submersible pumps in addition to industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums.  When the majority of the water is removed, this drastically cuts down the drying time required and prevents secondary water damage, as well as mold and bacterial growth.

Step 4: Drying

Although floors and walls appear dry after excess water is removed, a closer inspection shows that they are still wet.  Most building materials (i.e. wood, drywall, and flooring materials) retain water, causing those materials to break down, warp or create mold.

By looking at rooms measurements, temperatures and humidity levels, SERVPRO technicians can determine the number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your property.  Then, using moister meters, our technicians closely monitor progress until the materials return to an acceptable state. 

SERVPRO’s industrial-grade dehumidifiers prevent secondary water damage while its high-speed air movers ensure airflow and accelerate moisture removal. 

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