What Equipment is Used for Water Extraction?

When water damage is something you want to avoid, a flooded room with a carpet quickly escalates into a severe problem without intervention. Proper water extraction tools are the key to removing the water before it does its worst damage, but you need to move quickly. A professional water extraction process reduces the risk of damage to your property, prevents mold growth, and restores the property to its former condition.

Equipment Used for Water Extraction

We use the following water extraction tools to achieve flawless results and make the tedious process easier:

Moisture Meters

Moisture meters are diagnostic tools to locate and measure water damage. It is the best way to map out an effective drying strategy. Besides water damage, you can also use these devices to measure the amount of moisture in tile and wood elements.

Professionals use them to evaluate how dry the different materials should be to reach an optimal level. These devices are easy to use, even in tight spaces, and a reputable water damage restoration contractor will use them on every job.

LGR Dehumidifiers

Traditional dehumidifiers are not usually as effective as other water extraction tools. Professional water damage restoration contractors use commercial LGR dehumidifiers (low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers). While an LGR dehumidifier works similarly to a conventional dehumidifier, it is more powerful and operates across a wider temperature range.

Moisture Detectors

A moisture detector is a small handheld device that identifies water damage around the flooring, trim, drywall, and other surfaces. You can also use it to determine the magnitude of the water damage. Detectors are useful tools for inspecting a site to determine where to focus water extraction efforts, and there are three main types:

  • Pinless moisture detectors have electromagnetic sensors to find the location of the moisture causing structural damage.
  • Moisture detectors with pins can stick into a material to check moisture presence beneath its surface.
  • Moisture detectors with both functions are also available.

Air Movers

Air movers are like fans. They increase air circulation, accelerate water evaporation, and reduce drying time. The difference is that these devices are usually less bulky, more portable, and need less maintenance than a fan. There are different types of air movers available for various kinds of water damage.

Air Scrubbers

Air Scrubbers clean the indoor air from particles and pollutants that could compromise your health. These devices quickly neutralize any unpleasant odors in the air, especially from excess moisture. Our team also uses other water extraction tools like a high-volume extractor and a flood pumper, which can easily extract up to 50 gallons of water from the carpet and flooring.

Have Water that Needs Extracting?

Water extraction tools are expensive for casual cleaning operations, but our professional services provide both the skills and equipment you need for effective water extraction. Integrity Restoration & Remodeling is a water damage restoration contractor with more than 18 years of experience in the area. Call us today at 770-966-9987 or contact us on our website to restore your property and handle your water extraction needs.