Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction

After inspection and assessment our teams turn their eyes toward water removal, this is step three.  

During water removal the tools matter. It's conceivable that someone could tackle water removal with spare energy and a bucket, but this most certainly wouldn't be an effective approach. Our teams are equipped with state of the art, modern water removal equipment. These powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units allow us to quickly remove water and ultimately debris that plague a property. Our pumping equipment is able to remove thousands of gallons of water from your property, allowing our teams to progress quickly — and quick progress is extremely important. The longer water makes a home in your property, the greater the damage is — it is that simple.  

Move-Out / Pack-Out

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