Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction

After the inspection and damage assessment done by our project manager, the water extraction process begins. This is where our highly trained water technician and their crew take over to clear out all the water. SERVPRO of San Mateo uses extraction equipment to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property. Using the extractors to quickly extract water especially when it is a large amount will help dry your property much faster. This step removes the majority of the water caused by the damage. This is why it is critical to treat all water damages as an emergency

Move-Out / Pack-Out

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of San Mateo 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