THE THIRD STEP
The next step is getting rid of the water since flood damage restoration is impossible if there is still an accumulation of water.
To allow for quicker and more effective water extraction, and to prevent further damage to your belongings, you may have to remove some of your furniture and other possessions like paintings, books, and musical instruments.
If you are dealing with grey or black water and there is a health hazard, you and your family may have to move out temporarily.
There are several methods to get rid of water and to dry the area. The most common equipment for water extraction includes, among others, submersible pumps, dehumidifiers, wet and dry vacuums, and hygrometers.
After the water extraction phase is complete, the affected area will be free from standing water and completely dry. The drying method depends on the surface and the risk of further damage during the drying process. In some cases, a non-abrasive drying method is necessary to prevent damage to your property or possessions.
Complete water extraction and drying is a critical stage in the water damage restoration process. If the air near the affected area is still humid, or if the surface is damp, mold-growth, rot, and structural damage is always a possibility.