Water Extraction Techniques

Water Extraction Techniques

Water damage may catch you off guard, but rest assured that we have your back. With years of experience and industry-leading water extraction equipment, TN Flood Kings is a dependable water damage restoration expert in Nashville and surrounding areas.

Using state-of-the-art water extraction methods, we can often restore your property to how it was before the water damage.

– So, What is Water Extraction?

Water extraction is an extensive, step-by-step process for removing water from your property after a burst pipe, flash flood, or other water intrusion event.

– The Importance of Water Extraction

Flood water can cause massive destruction in your property, leaving your carpets, furniture and other valuable items in complete mess. If left untreated, flood water can lead to mold growth and can even cause an electrical short circuit. Therefore, it is important to perform water extraction as soon as possible.

When the flood hits your property, turn off the electricity and contact a professional immediately for damage control.

Water extraction is an important step in salvaging your damaged goods and preventing mold growth in affected areas. Since flood water may contain hazardous contaminants, it is also critical to perform disinfection and dehumidification. While doing this, we put a contamination barrier in place to prevent contaminants from spreading into unaffected areas.

Modern water extraction methods can remove contaminants efficiently to make your property safe and inhabitable. Water extraction is also applicable in situations wherein rainwater may have found a way into your house through a leakage in the roof.

– What is the Process Involved in Water Extraction?

The water extraction process involves using pumps, vacuums, moisture detectors and various extraction tools, like Light Wands, Hard Surface Wands, Weighted Drag Tools and Self Propelled Tools.

Here’s how the process goes:


We will run a quick visual inspection to assess the extent of damage as well as the scope of work required. We also use thermal imaging devices to detect hidden water damage inside the walls, ceilings and other concrete surfaces. These devices offer real-time results and enable our technicians to launch a prompt restoration action.

Based on this initial assessment, we will also give you a time and cost estimate so that you know what to expect.


We use powerful pumps and vacuums to extract water from your property. The wet surfaces are then subject to an open, closed or hybrid drying system.

An open drying system utilizes natural air and sun to remove moisture from water-damaged surfaces.

A closed system utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to soak up the moisture from every nook and cranny while dehumidifying the entire space.

A hybrid system is a combination of both open and closed drying systems to achieve maximum drying efficiency.

Methods For Water Extraction


We use commercial-grade equipment to pump out the flood water. Using these pumps, the water is sucked in from your property and released into sewage disposal pipes. The floors are then left to dry using dehumidifiers, and the contaminants are lifted off using vacuums.


Unlike a household vacuum cleaner, our HEPA vacuum systems are designed to remove the smallest of contaminants, no matter how deep-seated or air-borne they are. We also use hot water extraction equipment with a steam mechanism that loosens the rigid stains, dirt and debris, making it easy to remove contaminants from your carpets, upholstery and other soft and hard surfaces.

– What Happens Once The Water is Extracted

Once the water has been successfully extracted from your property, our experts will dehumidify, disinfect and deodorize the entire space and try their best to get your property back to its original condition as it was before the water damage.

The water extraction process may take up to 48 hours and another 48 hours to decontaminate and dehumidify the space. You can expect your property to be ready in four to five days.

– What should you look for in your water extraction contractor?

Water extraction is no joke. It takes commercial-grade equipment, necessary certifications and years of experience to get the job done right. Local presence is a plus point since damage control should be initiated within 24 hours. That said, you need to be careful who you are letting in on the job.

TN Flood Kings is a trusted water extraction contractor in the Nashville area. We have IICRC-certified technicians who possess specialized training in water extraction and damage control. Plus, we operate round the clock and provide cost and time estimates beforehand so there are no surprises for you later.

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If you need immediate assistance, please call (615) 477-9968. We are available 24/7 for emergency restoration projects.