Water Removal 2017-02-23T04:39:03+00:00

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Finding water in a home or business is a sure way to start the day off badly and the stress over what to do next can be great. Is this you at the moment, have you just discovered the worst? If you have discovered water in your home or business and need emergency water removal than here are the next steps to start the cleanup process.

Call us immediately as we have been a certified Michigan leader in water removal and restoration for over 26 years with local experts standing ready to respond 24/7 day or night. Time is of the essence and water is placing your home at risk for increased structural damage and microbial growth such as mold, if you delay. CALL NOW 1-800-713-4333

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All of our Water Removal Technicians are:

  • Flooded house needing water removal and restorationIICRC Certified in water removal and restoration
  • Clean cut, uniformed, professional and courteous
  • Highly trained having managed over 100 projects
  • Drug Free / alcohol free and tested regularly
  • Full time and are in their chosen career
  • Standing ready to respond to all flood emergencies


Minimize your damages by turning off the main water shutoff if water is running and there are no electrical concerns. If a sewer has backed up and weather conditions allow, open the windows for fresh air and don’t attempt to walk through water as it is easy to spread germs and cross contaminated areas that are not affected.

Pickup non-electrical valuables from off the floor, lift curtains and furniture skirting, which will minimize staining and absorption. If any items that are wet are heavy do not attempt to lift them, as a bodily injury will only make matters worse.

Relax we are on our way and will be there quickly and upon our arrival will immediately implement all the necessary measures to quickly remove water and restore orderly living conditions.

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IICRC Certified to Manage All Water Removal Needs

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What Type of Flooding do you Have?

  • Sump Pump / Sewer BackupsCertified water removal company in Southeast MI
  • Basement Flooding
  • Toilet / Sink / Tub Overflows
  • Frozen / Broken Water Pipes
  • Burst Hot Water Heaters
  • Sanitizing and Cleaning
  • Complete Structural Drying

Caution! Water Removal in Michigan can be Dangerous

Here are several hazards that can cause serious injury or death.

  • electricity-danger-flooded-basementElectrical Hazards
  • Gas Leaks
  • Asbestos Tile Concerns
  • Wet furnace systems
  • Wet Appliances
  • Furnace Filter Contamination
  • Fertilizer Rich Ground Water
  • Pathogenic Airborne Compounds

Our friendly technicians are trained to assist in tremendous ways when you have a water emergency requiring professional service. We are courteous, respectful and eager to guide you through the restoration steps to fully bring your property back to its previous condition.

Several reasons water removal is needed

Typically water removal is required when water is discover to have made its way into an indoor environment creating conditions that are hazardous to property and human health. The most common reason in Michigan is when after heavy raining, melting snow or a clogged sewer drain water backs up into a basement.

There are less frequent types of water damage requiring water removal such as a broken water pipe, toilet overflow or clog and appliances like washing machines and dish washers that malfunction. Often the water removal for this type of damage is limited because it is discovered quickly before many gallons of water are capable of creating damage. In other cases water is not caught for a while due to vacations and working late hours and water damage becomes huge. Water that reaches several rooms of carpet, hard wood flooring, ceramic tile, wood cabinetry and expensive furnishings is definitely going to be considered for an insurance claim and professional water removal necessary.

Water Restoration Begins With Water Removal

All property recovery begins with the essential step of removing water, but only after the environment is deemed safe and free of all electrical dangers.  There are situations when water has come into contact with electrical outlets and/or appliances that will require us to use our licensed electrician to make sure all is safe and no one gets electrocuted. water-removal-service-vehicle-miOther times mold is present everywhere and a containment may be required before water removal begins.

Action Extraction is IICRC certified in water removal practices that always place human health and property preservation first. We are equipped to manage each unique circumstance we discover during the water removal process to assure your water emergency is done correctly. We also will work directly with your insurance company’s assigned adjuster. We will give them all the documents necessary to get you claim processed quickly such as graphs, pictures and daily moisture readings. Call Now 1-800-713-4333

Essentials During The Water Removal Process

Once we have removed the water the absorption of water by building materials will immediately stop as the water source has been removed. While water remains it is being absorbed deeply into materials such as dry wall, paneling walls, carpet, hard wood floors and personnel valuables.

Drying principles will be addressed once water removal has taken place and the environment free of standing water. Our next steps will address disinfecting the areas, evaluation of materials and structural drying with professional air movers and dehumidifiers.

Water removal increases the probability that optimal restoration results should be expected and our drying techniques will prevent secondary damages. These are damages related to ongoing high humidity which we will rapidly remove from the air so your ceilings will don’t sag, carpet smell or wall paper peal. Often these concerns are overlooked by inexperienced water removal companies and additional damages manifest that will have to be repaired.

Action Extraction specialists are authorities in water management and have the necessary training and expertise to guarantee you only the very best results possible. Our reputation is on the line and only if we safeguard your property and place human health as a top priority will we make you a satisfied customer, and we will.

After the water removal process

After we remove the water the next important step will take place which if overlooked could spell disaster. We will carefully evaluate all materials that have been affected by the presence of water using specialty moisture detection instruments. We spare no expense to equip each employee with the best moisture detection equipment available. The scope of damages are assessed and documented allowing us to prepare a drying strategy which will allow all materials to dry in 3 days or less There are circumstances that will increase the drying time a bit such as hard to dry materials such as: ceramic tile, hard wood flooring and plaster. We are specialist in drying and do employ equipment few others possess, so we can dry these difficult materials others cannot.

Once your home or business has been thoroughly dried the next step of repairs can begin and we are capable of providing the repairs as well. Some companies only remove water and leave you to complete the repairs on your own. We are repair specialist having licensed electricians, plumbers, HVAC technicians, carpenters and more. We are even certified to use the exact software your insurance company does allowing us to write your repairs and be an advocate for you getting you all the necessary repairs.

We are your full service water restoration company that does it all: water removal, disinfecting, cleaning, drying and writing estimates.  Call now 1-800-713-4333 and talk to one of our trained specialist about your restoration needs today.

Finding a qualified water removal company

Several things need to be considered before you make that first call to a company you know little about because even an inexperienced company with no qualifications can have an impressive looking web site. To determine if they are reputable you have a great tool at your fingertips. Searching reviews on the web is a great way to see what others have to say about the abilities of the company you are considering. Finding a qualified water removal company

Several things need to be considered before you make that first call to a company you know little about because even an inexperienced company with no qualifications can have an impressive looking web site. To determine if they are reputable you have a great tool at your fingertips. Searching reviews on the web is a great way to see what others have to say about the abilities of the company you are considering.


Action Extraction guarantees a stress free restoration experience second to none and our google rating is 5 stars. 5-star-rated-water-damage-company

Tools of Water removal

If you’re flooded you need the very best tools for restoration success to restore your home, office or business. Obviously if the water removal size is small such as several gallons on a hard surface you may be able to use as shop vac and be done, however, if you have hundreds of gallons and several rooms you will need a professional that has the right tools. Action Extraction possesses superior truck-mounted extraction machines that are able to remove water quickly with incredible powerful results where even trapped water in pad is removed.

To Do List While Waiting For Water Removal

Sometimes there are things as a homeowner you can do that may help prevent further damage that are not difficult in most situations. If your water emergency is from a burst hot water heater, broken water pipe or supply line you may be able to shut the water off at the main and spare the rest of your home from water damage. We do not recommend walking into a deeply wet basement however for the electrical dangers that are present.

Only if the water is not deep and nowhere near the circuit box should you consider walking in a wet basement. Even walking on the carpet should not be considered if the water is from a sewer backup as it is contaminated with bacteria and viruses you may spread and breathe.

Managing some of your valuable items can sometimes be advised. For instance if you have several small items on your carpet that are not yet wet they can be removed from the room and placed somewhere out of the reach of the water. Furniture can have plastic or tin foil placed under the legs to keep them from bleeding stain on the carpet and drapes lifted so water does not get to them. Never lift something yourself that is heavy and injure yourself, just wait for the professionals and we will carefully take care of this for you.

The fragile things you may have laying on countertops and tables that can easily be stored somewhere else should be considered.