It’s never a good thing when your home gets flooded, whether it happens after a severe storm or because of a broken pipe. There’s no time to waste when you’re have this problem, so your home must undergo a water extraction immediately. As trusted experts in flooding repair, we’re here to guide you through the process of water extraction.
What Is Water Extraction?
Water extraction is the process of removing all excess moisture and standing water from the affected area. This is done in order to prevent severe structural damage, and it also speeds up the drying process to minimize the risk of mold growth and secondary water damage. You can try to drain the water yourself, but this can be risky, especially if the water has flooded some of your home’s electrical outlets and wiring. This is why the process is typically done by a professional.
Extracting Standing Water
Before the water extraction process starts, flood damage specialists will check first if the source of the leakage has been taken care of. Only then will the process start by using infrared cameras and moisture detectors to check the affected area. Saturation levels are also gauged to see how much water damage has occurred. A professional water extractor typically uses tools, such as industrial-strength water extractors, which help suction up massive amounts of water in a short amount of time, and a water claw, which is designed to suck up water absorbed from carpet pads and flooring.
Removing Damaged Items
During the water extraction process, any ruined items, such as furniture, are put aside for the insurance adjuster’s assessment then returned to a safe and accessible place that’s away from the flooded area. By doing this, the flooring will dry up much faster and the affected furniture will not suffer any more damage. Sometimes, the professional water extractor may also take up the affected carpeting and padding to let the subfloor dry out.
Drying and Deodorizing
Professional water extractors use speed dryers to immediately eliminate any remaining moisture from the subflooring, walls and other infrastructure. They also use dehumidifiers to extract any excess air moisture in the affected area. When the remediation is almost complete, foggers are used to eliminate the odors before they reach hard surfaces and carpets.
Whether you need a professional to perform a water extraction job or other similar flood restoration services, don’t hesitate to take advantage of our services at Action Restoration Inc. Call us today at (616) 200-8946 or contact us online through our convenient request form.