Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes most of the water from the floor. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands gallons of water from your property. Most common used is a tuck mount extractor running a hose into the building pulling the water and storing into the vans holding tank. Holding up to 80 gallons per fill. With that we have a variety of wands, weighted assisted extractors for the wettest jobs. During storm season with flooded basements we also have submersible pumps for those deep water jobs to pull a large quantity of water outside quickly. Learn more: 

Move-Out / Pack-Out

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