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Water Extraction

Water extraction is the process of removing water from your home. It aids in preventing mold, structural damage, and odors, as well as restoring the property to pre-loss condition.


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Importance of Water Extraction

Water extraction is the process of removing water from your home. It aids in preventing mold, structural damage, and odors, as well as restoring the property to pre-loss condition.

Installing a water removal system in your home or business is the first step in water extraction. It will draw excess moisture away from areas that can cause damage or other problems, such as mold growth or structural damage. Apex Water Restoration can provide you with all of the necessary information on this process and how much it will cost to complete it!

Mold Prevention

Mold growth can occur when water-damaged materials such as wood, carpeting, upholstery, and drywall are exposed to air at room temperature or higher. It occurs because water-damaged materials release spores (microscopic organisms) into the atmosphere as they decompose. These spores then land on other surfaces, forming a colony with other mold spores already present, causing them all to die!

One thing we know is that water takes the path of least resistance. With that in mind, it’s important to do a thorough investigation of where water may be in your home. Many times we find water in places that a homeowner doesn’t expect. When that happens, we have to do a more in-depth assessment of the area to ensure that the damage is truly assessed and can be handled appropriately.

Preventing Structural Damage

Water extraction is critical in the restoration of water damage. It’s also one of the most neglected steps, which can lead to mold and structural damage. Mildew may grow on surfaces and spread throughout your home if you do not immediately extract water from your property. It will incur additional costs because the structure may require repairs or replacement parts.

Preventing Odors

Water extraction is also required to prevent odors caused by mold spores. It can produce an unpleasant odor in your home. Mold spores cause allergies and asthma, resulting in health problems (like rashes or coughing). In addition, mold damage can cause property damage, such as moisture damage or leaking pipes. So, it is very important for an immediate water extraction to avoid unwanted odors.


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Types of Water Extraction Equipment

There are many different types of water extraction equipment on the market. Apex Water Restoration uses only the best equipment for the situation at hand. You can trust that we will always have high quality equipment. On tope of that, it’s important to keep all tools properly maintained.


Carpet Wand

while these are not the be-all and end-all of water extractors, they are the starting point, the first tool that should always be used, although they are not the end-all and end-all of water extractors. 

Using a wand allows the restorer to quickly remove the “easy” water, such as standing water, puddles, and pools, particularly when the water is on bare concrete or wood floors. If the carpet is of the glue-down or commercial-grade variety and has no cushion underneath it, the wand may be the only tool necessary for water extraction.


Portable Flood Extractors

These are self-contained extractors and come equipped with their pump. They still need a carpet wand, but when the extractor machine is placed close to the flooded area, and a short vacuum hose is used, they are very effective in removing water from the carpet.

When the restorer cannot get a truck-mount system close to work, or when the work is several stories up in a building, they work well in those situations.


Tools for Deep Extraction

These tools are designed to remove water through the carpet and the cushion. They can be operated manually or mechanically (ride-on). There are two distinct varieties, a vacuum-sealed variety, and a weighted variety. Extractors that use a vacuum to create a tight seal can successfully remove water from the carpet and cushion.


Water Claw

Water Claws are available in various sizes, making them ideal for use in confined spaces and in and around bathroom fixtures, both problematic for other types of extractors.

After placing the Water Claw on the wet carpet and using their weight to compress the carpet and cushion, the technician removes it. Because the top of the Water Claw is see-through, the technician can easily determine when all of the water in a given area has been removed. After that, the Claw is moved to the following region, and the process is continued until all of the content from the previous region has been extracted.

Both mechanical and manual designs are available for weighted extractors. You can ride on some, while others require walking behind them. They first compress the carpet and pad to extract the water from the carpet and pad.

These units are not self-contained because they must typically be connected to a truck-mounted vacuum system to function properly. The Dri-Eaz Rover and the Phoenix Hydro-X Xtractor are two examples of these types of machines. The Dri-Eaz Rover is a ride-on model, and the Phoenix Hydro-X Xtractor can be operated either as a ride-on or a walk-behind model. In contrast to the Rover, which is driven using a joystick rather than a handlebar control, the Phoenix must be steered using a handlebar control, much like a bicycle.


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Extraction of Water Being Carried Out

As mentioned earlier, a carpet wand should be the initial attack method, regardless of the specific extractor employed. It is the method that works the quickest. It will remove sufficient water so that when more powerful extractors are used, the remaining water will not easily flow back into areas that have already been extracted.

In most cases, the technician will need to make more than one pass over an area before they can use the secondary, more powerful extraction machines. The wand extraction was the first step in this process. The only way for the restorer to determine how many passes are necessary is for them to disconnect the carpet from the tack strip and squeeze the cushion to determine how much water is still present. It is the only way to determine how many passes are required. When there is no longer any way to extract any more water from the cushion physically, heavy extraction has been completed, and the maximum amount of water has been physically removed. After that, the area should be covered with the same number of passes throughout the process.

The extraction efforts should begin on the room’s perimeter and work their way closer and closer to the room’s center. For the effectiveness of the vacuum’s suction, the length of the hose that leads from the extractor to the vacuum system should be minimized. If a truck-mount vacuum is used, the hose should not be wound up on a “live” or “active” hose reel; rather, it should be attached directly to the vacuum unit. Additionally, the hose should have the largest diameter possible for use with the extractor. 

After finishing any heavy extraction, the technician should go over the entire area or room with the carpet wand once more to ensure that no spots are missed. It will assist in removing anything that the heavy extractor may have missed or left behind in the extraction process.

Any time that water has caused damage to your home, the mold and water damage specialists at Apex Water Restoration will be there to assist you.

Our technicians are trained to use the flood and water extractors that are considered the best in the industry, and they have access to those extractors. 

There is no such thing as an excessively big or small job. It is critical to take action when a situation involving water loss is identified in your home or business. Because of this, you can contact Apex Water Restoration and speak with one of our specialists in water damage at any time of the day or night by dialing (832) 990-8022.


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Water Extration Process

Extracting water and minimizing further damage can be accomplished using several strategies. If broken pipes cause water damage, the first thing that must be done is to turn off the water supply. It will stop water flow into the building and allow water extraction methods to assist in removing water.

Before the water extraction specialists arrive, you can do a few things in your building to help mitigate the damage. These include removing furnishings in an area that has been flooded, mopping up the remaining water, and emptying as much water as possible.



Vacuums can remove excess water from floors, carpets, and other porous surfaces.

The vacuums are cleaned by spraying a solution on the surface and then sucking up the moisture left behind. After that, the water is stored in a tank. When significant water damage occurs, industrial wet-dry vacuums are utilized because their tanks can hold more liquid.



Pumps are one method that can be utilized to assist in the removal of water from a structure. They work by pumping the water up to a higher level, where it is discharged either through a drain or an opening that leads to the exterior of your building.

These pumps for water extraction come in various sizes, making it much simpler to suction up and get rid of the excess water quickly. When there is excessive water, a submersible pump can continuously remove the water from the area.



Experience and Expertise

You want to work with a water restoration company that knows what they’re doing. You’ve come to the right place. Apex Water Restoration has the skills and expertise to ensure your property is safe. Our experience is what sets us apart and we do the job right the first time.


High-Quality Equipment

The process of water removal from a home or business requires the use of special equipment. As you can imagine, not all equipment is created equal. At Apex Water Restoration, we ensure the equipment we use is top notch and highly rated.


Customer Service

We know that communication and great customer service is the thing that sets any business apart. Our professionals are dedicated to giving you the best customer service experience you can get. We know you have options, and we treat every customer as part of our family.


Competitive Pricing

Getting the price right is important. In fact, pricing our jobs fairly and competitively is something we work hard to get right. We work with your insurance and make sure that we can get your water problem resolved quickly, and fairly.

More Water Extraction Information

Apex Water Restoration is well informed about what needs to be done when water intrusion occurs. However, we know you may have some questions. Below are great resources to help answer any of your water damage extraction questions.


Water Extration Equipment

When water intrusion occurs, it’s important to make sure the extent of the damage is contained. Our water extraction equipment is specially designed to do just that. Here is more information on the equipment we use.


Water Extraction Process

Our process of water extraction is second to none. We hae proven processes that ensure your home or business is safe and clear from future damage.


Carpet Water Extraction

When a water damage event affects carpeting, it is critical to dry the carpet as soon as possible to avoid further problems. However, water extraction from carpets is not as simple as it appears.


Upholstery Water Extraction

Upholstery cleaning is becoming an increasingly popular service for people today. Clean hot water is used to extract dirt and stains from upholstery fabrics during hot water extraction cleaning.

What They Say

Customer Testimonials

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Best company for water damage. They got to us the same day and began drying out our home. It could've been worse, but with their quick response, thankfully it wasn't.

Ed Crawford

Panic ensued when we found the leak in our shower. Unfortunately the damage had already been done. Apex came out and did the demo and got our space dried out so we could get it repaired. Thanks!

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Water Extraction FAQ’s

Find the Answers to Your Water Extraction Questions Here

A water restoration professional can answer any and all questions you may have regarding issues related to water damage restoration. Below are some commonly asked questions.

Apex Water Restoration technicians can provide the answers you need. Call us whenever you need any water damage services in Texas!


What methods are used to extract water from a property?

First, the water source must be turned off, whether it is by turning off the main water line, repairing a pipe, replacing a sump pump, or tarping a leaking roof.

The standing water and any wet furnishings, carpet, or other porous materials can be removed with pumps or wet vacuums.

Finally, dehumidifiers, fans, and desiccants can be brought in to remove any remaining moisture while moisture meters monitor the process.


How long does water extraction typically take?

The time it takes to extract water is determined by the amount of water, the type of surface, and the equipment used. It could take several hours to several days.


What safety precautions are taken during the water extraction process?

Regarding water damage restoration, health, and safety must always take precedence. Each type of water damage poses unique safety and health risks requiring specific precautions.

It can range from properly ventilating the area to wearing full protective gear. Safety precautions must be taken regardless of the type of water damage.

Training and education

All workers who restore buildings after water damage should be properly trained and educated on restoration techniques, health, and safety.

It includes any hazards in the surrounding environment they may encounter while performing their duties.


Can water extraction prevent mold growth?

Water extraction can aid in the prevention of mold growth by removing excess moisture that mold requires to grow. It is not, however, a guarantee that mold will not grow. Mold can grow as little as 24-48 hours after water damage, so acting fast is critical to preventing mold growth. The best way to avoid mold growth is to dry out the affected area and repair the source of the water damage within 24-48 hours. If you have a large amount of water damage, hiring a professional to assist you with cleaning and restoration is best.


Is it possible to do water extraction myself or do I need to hire professionals?

If the water damage is minor, you can extract the water yourself. However, hiring professionals to extract the water is best if the water damage is severe. Professionals with the necessary equipment and expertise can handle water damage of any severity. They can also assist you in determining the source of the water damage and prevent it from occurring again. If you choose to do your water extraction, remember that DIY machines do not heat the water to the same high temperature as professional machines, resulting in less effective cleaning.

Furthermore, these machines are not as powerful as those used by professionals, which means they cannot extract as much water (and thus dirt) from the carpet.


How much water can be extracted during the process?

The water's source and the extraction method will know the maximum amount of water that can be extracted during extraction. The water that can be extracted from a source is determined by the source's recharge rate and the amount of water withdrawn. The recharge rate is when water in the source is replenished. To avoid depletion of the source, the amount of water that can be withdrawn should not exceed the recharge rate. The extraction method also determines the amount of water that can be extracted. Some extraction methods are more effective than others and can extract more water.


Can water extraction be done on carpets and other types of flooring?

Yes. If the water isn't so deep that it's measurable, you can use a shop vac to extract the water from your carpet, followed by towels to soak up any remaining water. Continue this process until the carpet has dried as much as possible. Then, lift the carpet to inspect the carpet padding, and if it's wet, dry it with towels. You may need a carpet staple remover tool to lift the carpet edge. If the padding cannot be saved, it will become crumbly.

Inspect the subfloor, drywall, and wall studs to see if any moisture has gotten into these areas. If you are concerned, contact a water damage restoration specialist.


Will water extraction equipment damage my property?

After a flood or water damage, water extraction equipment removes water from your property. The equipment is safe and designed to extract water from carpets, floors, and walls. However, if the equipment is not used properly, it can cause property damage. For example, if the equipment is left on for an extended period, it can damage your carpets or floors. Hiring an Apex Water Restoration to handle the process is critical to ensure that your property is not damaged during water extraction.


How much does water extraction typically cost?

While the cost and price of water extraction vary depending on various factors, it typically costs around $2,000 on average. Remember that water extraction is only the first step in the restoration process. The water damage restoration company you select will then need to take the necessary steps to dry your building materials to a safe level.

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