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The Benefits of Professional Water Extraction

Expert Water-Damage Restoration Specialists to the Rescue

Is your home or commercial property flooded with water? If so, time is of the essence. You deserve a professional restoration crew who works with urgency and skillfulness to extract water and dry your materials. Your prized possessions, furnishings, and property are more likely to be salvaged if it takes less time to dry – every minute counts.

At ServiceMaster of Colorado Springs, we provide elite water extraction services. A flooded property can result from drainage malfunctions, leaking pipes, groundwater issues, and other causes. Our team will immediately begin mitigating the damage by removing moisture from your belongings and infrastructure without delay.

Our water extraction plan will vary from job to job, but the basic protocol entails:

  • Draining water
  • Drying all furniture and materials affected 
  • Dehumidifying impacted areas
  • Checking for mold and conducting mold remediation services if necessary

Why Professional Water Extraction Is Necessary

Removing water from any property is an extensive task that requires heavy-duty equipment. Do not make the mistake of trying to take the DIY route. The longer stagnant water remains in your building, the more likely it is that materials will deteriorate beyond the point of recovery.

Another issue with standing water is the high probability of mold growing and spreading swiftly. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that mold can begin populating as quickly as 24 hours after a flood occurs. Fortunately, our professionals have the expertise, cutting-edge technologies, and time-tested techniques necessary to remove water and dry out your property.

The Benefits of High-Powered Drying Equipment

We act fast to extract moisture from wet areas before mold and bacteria begin to breed, putting you and your family’s health at risk. Backed by truck-mounted vacuums, heavy-duty pumps, high-powered fans, and state-of-the-art water removal equipment, we can remove multiple gallons of water per minute. We can also deploy top-of-the-line drying systems to extract moisture from the recesses of your building.

Drying every aspect of your water-damaged home is essential to effective water damage restoration. Our premium equipment will get the job done at the speed you need! We rely on quality equipment and in-depth knowledge to provide site-specific drying strategies that optimize results. Our technicians know what tools and drying methods will work best with every type of material (wood, carpet, plaster, etc.).

Our restoration specialists will continually check moisture and humidity levels as they extract water. In some instances, we even use thermal imaging and moisture meters to acquire an overview of the damage. The information collected from these devices allows us to make necessary adjustments to expedite drying times. Our goal is to have your property completely dry and restored as fast as possible.

Prioritizing Safety During Water Extraction Tasks

It is imperative to identify and work around safety hazards at all stages of the extraction process. Our technicians have the training and experience to prevent injuries and mitigate risks. We will immediately assess the water-damaged area for hazardous situations – and map out your electrical circuits and sockets. You can rest assured knowing our technicians have the protective gear and procedural intelligence to drastically reduce the many electrical and fire hazards that emerge when flooding occurs.

The other safety component we prioritize is disinfection and sanitation processes. We will target bacteria, germs, and other contaminants to protect your family from pathogens and disease. Sanitation is particularly critical if the water damage is from a sewage source. In such cases, we work overtime to remove foul odors and dangerous microorganisms quickly.

The Difference Between Water Extraction & Water Mitigation

Water mitigation involves removing unsalvageable materials and sections of a building. It nearly always occurs after water extraction. We will do everything to avoid discarding your precious furniture, flooring, and drywall. Nevertheless, water damages are sometimes irrevocable. To avoid wasting time trying to save lost goods, it is beneficial to specify what is salvageable and what is not. Our experts can help make these difficult decisions.

We understand that parting with cherished belongings is never easy. At the same time, having an expert around to assess the damaged property and determine what is beyond recovery can prove extremely useful for a few reasons. First, it will allow everyone to focus on saving what is still recoverable. Second, it will help you document and file insurance claims for property damages. Dealing with water damage is never easy. We are here to guide you through the challenging process.

If you’re experiencing water damage, don’t wait another day. Contact ServiceMaster of Colorado Springs online or give our team a call at (719) 356-3189!