Our Water Extraction Process

Water Extraction in Porland, ME

It is important to properly and effectively remove water from your home or business after any type of a water leak or flood in order to minimize the amount of damage that is done. EnviroClean Floorcare & Restoration utilizes the following four-step water extraction process

  • Water extraction
  • Dehumidifying and drying
  • Sanitizing and odor removal
  • Mold removal

Properly following and executing each step in this water extraction process can be the difference between easily resolving the water situation with little to no after effect versus having serious structural damage, reoccurring leaks, and even health issues.

Need our water extraction or water damage restoration services? Call us today at 207-871-7775.

Four Steps to Proper Water Extraction

Step 1 - Water Extraction

The first step in the complete water extraction and restoration process is to remove any standing or pooled water. We use special, powerful water extraction units to pump out any standing water. These powerful water extraction units will also begin drying your carpeting and flooring. It is important to begin this step in the water extraction process as soon as possible after flooding occurs, preferably within 24-48 hours, in order to prevent serious water damage from occurring.

Step 2 - Dehumidifying and Drying

After the standing water has been removed and any leaks have been identified and repaired, the next step in the water extraction process is to encourage a quick drying process. We use powerful fans and blowers to encourage and promote drying. We also use special dehumidifiers to remove and control any added moisture that may remain in the air. Drying the flooring and other areas quickly will help prevent warping, swelling, and cracking of the floors, walls, and furnishings.

Step 3 - Sanitizing & Odor Removal

During and immediately after the drying process, our technicians will sanitize and disinfect any necessary areas. Depending on the source of the flooding and the level of contamination in the water, more or less sanitation may be necessary during this stage in the water extraction process. Our expert technicians will identify and treat any potential sanitary problems before they become serious health problems. We can also eliminate any odors that may have resulted from sustained water damage.

Step 4 - Mold Removal

The final step in the water extraction and water damage restoration process is to perform mold removal services as needed to contain, kill, and remove mold from any surface on which it has started to grow. The amount of mold removal that is necessary will vary with each project, however, it is typically reduced when water extraction is performed immediately following a major water leak or flood.

Locally owned

Enviroclean Floorcare & Restoration is located in South Portland, Maine and provides water damage restoration to the following locations:

  • Yarmouth
  • Wells
  • Biddeford
  • Kennebunk
  • York
  • Kennebunkport
  • Scarborough
  • Sanford
  • Freeport
  • Gorham

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Enviroclean Floor Care & Restoration
170 John Roberts Road, South Portland, Maine 04106
Phone: 207-871-7775    email: douglasenviroclean@me.com

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We serve these cities throughout Maine: Portland, South Portland, Windham, Westbrook, Gorham, Gray, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough, Freeport, Brunswick, Yarmouth, Falmouth, Falmouth Foreside, Cumberland, Cumberland Foreside, Saco, Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach, Arundel, Sebago, Deering, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Alfred, Sanford, Wells, York, Yorktown, and Kittery

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