Step 3: Water Removal / Water Extraction

The next step in the water damage restoration process is EXTRACTION. 

Once our SERVPRO of Elmhurst team has performed the inspection and damage assessment step for your Franklin Park, IL home or business, the next step is to perform the water extraction process. This step will remove the majority of excess water found on your property. Our crew uses highly advanced technology and equipment such as powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units to efficiently remove all the excess water from your property.

If your home or business suffers from water damage, don't hesitate and give our SERVPRO of Elmhurst team a call for your water extraction and restoration needs today!

Move-Out / Pack-Out

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