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Proven Water Extraction Services for Residential Properties

When facing flood- or water-related issues in your residential property, immediate water extraction services are paramount. Whether it’s from burst pipes, leaking appliances, roof issues, or severe weather, water damage can quickly escalate into a costly problem. Prompt water removal—or water extraction—is necessary to prevent further damage, and its importance cannot be stressed enough.

Water intrusion, whether from natural calamities or household malfunctions, demands rapid action to stave off complications, such as mold growth or structural decay. Especially when the water is potentially contaminated, quick water extraction becomes vital for the well-being of the home’s inhabitants. The initial disaster is stressful enough without having to worry about additional dangers.

That’s where ATI Restoration comes in! Our family-operated business is the nation’s premier water damage restoration company. With over 60 regional branches, our reputation is based on our timely service, clear communication, and unmatched skill. Our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC)-certified experts come equipped with the knowledge and insights to tackle even the trickiest water-related challenges.

Don’t let water setbacks disrupt your peace of mind. If you’re a homeowner looking for residential water extraction services, contact ATI Restoration anytime, any day—we are available 24/7/365. Let us provide a swift, efficient, and safe recovery plan designed specifically for your needs, ensuring your space is restored to its original condition or better.

In addition to homeowners, ATI Restoration provides water extraction services to businesses and other water-damaged properties nationwide. Learn about our commercial water extraction services.

Trusted Water Removal Experts for Over 30 Years

At ATI Restoration, we understand the sheer panic and overwhelming feelings that flood in with severe water damage. Unfortunately, every minute counts in the aftermath of water intrusion. Whether from freak storms or household glitches, removing water and restoring your property can be daunting. But there’s a silver lining.

With three decades of expertise and dedication to residential water damage restoration, we’ve seen it all, restored it all, and done it with the most available, approachable, and helpful customer service around. Our technicians are backed by a dedicated client support team that stays in frequent contact with you throughout the project, ensuring you are well-informed and part of the process from start to finish.

Learn more about our company culture and values at ATI CARES.

If your home, condominium, townhouse, or other residential property faces water damage, contact ATI Restoration. Our 24-Hour Emergency Response will send a team to your site promptly, helping your property and your peace of mind.

What Is Water Extraction Following a Flood or Other Water Damage?

Water extraction is more than just cleaning up—it’s the first critical step in reclaiming your home. This process involves draining the visible water and also targeting the invisible. Lurking moisture in porous materials threatens the structural integrity of your property and the health of its inhabitants.

Water extraction services remove a property’s water intrusion and reduce drying time. Water removal is necessary to add to your recovery checklist after natural disasters, storms, firefighting efforts, or plumbing issues. It is a crucial part of water damage restoration and recovery, making follow-up processes like dehumidification more effective. It is also essential to protect the health of building occupants, especially when the water in need of extraction is wastewater or otherwise has the potential to introduce health risks.


The water removal process will vary depending on the specifics of the water intrusion. The tools and techniques used hinge on the water volume present. Typically, we will need to employ truck-mounted vacuum units, pumps, and other extraction tools to rapidly and efficiently remove water from your property.

Our team, composed of IICRC-certified professionals, initiates the extraction process promptly. The technicians will stop the source of the excessive flow of water and drain excess water and standing water. They will use state-of-the-art technology like moisture mapping and water leak detection to find sources of moisture that would otherwise be overlooked.

Technicians remove the non-visible water, such as moisture trapped in materials like carpets, drywall, and furniture that isn’t obvious to the eye. This ensures thorough drying of the premises and effective dehumidification, restoring optimal humidity levels.

The complete restoration process includes checking for and taking care of additional issues that are common after water damage. Your disaster recovery plan includes mold remediation, contents cleaning, and document drying when necessary. This meticulous approach provides a comprehensive solution to water-related catastrophes.

How Much Time Is Needed for Water Damage To Dry Completely?

The time required to dry water damage can vary based on several factors, including the extent of damage, type of materials affected, humidity levels, and ventilation. Generally, the drying process can range from a few days to several weeks:

  • Extent of Damage: Minor leaks might dry within 48 to 72 hours, while significant flooding can take up to several weeks.
  • Material Type: Porous materials like carpet, wood, and drywall retain more water and thus take longer to dry. Non-porous surfaces, such as tiles or glass, dry much faster.
  • Humidity & Ventilation: Rooms with high humidity or poor ventilation can lengthen the drying time. Using dehumidifiers and fans expedites the drying process.
  • Professional Techniques: Water extraction services employ advanced drying techniques and equipment to speed up the process. Dehumidifiers, air movers, and specialized tools can significantly reduce drying time.

While many surfaces may feel dry to the touch, hidden moisture pockets can linger, leading to mold growth or structural issues. It’s important to consult experts to ensure complete drying and mitigate potential risks.

Understanding Different Types of Water Damage

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Every water crisis is unique, and all demand an immediate response. From roof leaks and broken pipes to weather-induced floods, different water intrusions have varying impacts. While some may cause structural weaknesses, others could introduce contaminants. Recognizing the source and type of water damage helps in crafting an effective response. ATI Restoration is equipped to handle them all.

The IICRC defines three primary classifications for water damage based on the water’s source and cleanliness:

Category 1 Water Damage

This denotes damage from clean sources, such as broken supply lines or overflowing sinks without contaminants. While not harmful to health, it can harm property without swift intervention.

Category 2 Water Damage

Termed gray water, this category involves water with contaminants like dish soap or laundry detergents. Exposure can cause discomfort or illness. Typical sources include washing machine overflows or sump pump failures. Professional handling is vital to avoid escalation.

Category 3 Water Damage

The most severe, black water, stems from sources like sewage or rising river water, containing toxins and harmful pathogens. It poses serious health risks if mishandled.

ATI Restoration’s HAZWOPER-certified experts are equipped to manage all water damage categories, including toxic black water. We adhere to rigorous customer and property safety standards, ensuring thorough water damage restoration.

Why Choose ATI Restoration for Water Extraction Services?

Opting for ATI Restoration is selecting the nation’s premier family-operated disaster recovery service. With over 30 years in the industry, we are renowned for our:

Rapid Response

A swift response is imperative in the wake of water damage. With 24-Hour Emergency Response, we're always a call away.

Stellar Reputation

ATI Restoration is the go-to for all things water damage. With stellar feedback from countless homeowners, we stand tall on a legacy of excellence.

Effective Communication

We keep you in the loop every step of the way. Our dedicated team ensures you're never in the dark, guiding you through recovery.

Safety First

Our technicians are trained under OSHA's HAZWOPER guidelines, ensuring that even the most hazardous water intrusions are handled with the utmost safety.

Certified Technicians

Our IICRC-certified professionals bring proven methods and a wealth of skill and experience, ensuring each challenge is met with precision and care.

How to Respond to Water Damage on Your Property

Sudden water damage can be shocking. It’s common to feel uncertain about how to address the situation. Let’s be frank—you’re not the professional here. That’s why the experts at ATI Restoration are always ready to help. But while we’re on our way, here are a few steps you can take:


Stay Calm

While it's natural to panic, remember that help is a call away.


Safety First

If it is safe to do so, shut off electricity and gas supplies.


Avoid the Water

Make sure family members and pets steer clear, especially if it might be contaminated.


Document the Damage

Take photos for insurance purposes.


Call the Professionals

Contact ATI Restoration for a swift and effective response. The sooner we're on the scene, the quicker your recovery.

Can Water Damage Be Dangerous?

Absolutely, water damage poses various dangers, both immediate and long-term:

  • Structural Issues: Excess water can weaken structural elements like beams, floorboards, and walls. Over time, this can lead to sagging floors, collapsing ceilings, and wall cracks, endangering the safety of occupants.
  • Electrical Hazards: Water intrusion can affect electrical systems, increasing the risk of short circuits, electrical shocks, or fires.
  • Mold & Mildew: Persistent dampness creates a conducive environment for mold and mildew. These fungi can cause respiratory problems, allergies, and other health issues, especially in children and individuals with weakened immune systems.
  • Contaminated Water: Category 2 (gray water) and Category 3 (black water) contain contaminants that can be harmful when ingested or when they come in contact with skin. This includes bacteria, chemicals, and pathogens that can lead to diseases.
  • Personal Property Damage: Water can ruin personal items like electronics, furniture, clothing, and invaluable personal mementos.
  • Decreased Property Value: Unaddressed water damage can reduce the value of a property. Potential buyers often avoid homes with a history of water issues or visible damage signs.

To minimize these risks, swift water removal and remediation by specialists like ATI Restoration is imperative.

Is It Safe To Stay in a Home with Flood Damage?

Remaining in a home affected by flood damage is not advisable. Water extraction or removal is a critical initial step following a flooding event. Standing water, whether from natural floods, pipe leaks, or other sources, can pose multiple threats:

  • Electrical Hazards: Water can lead to electrical shorts and shocks, especially if electrical outlets or devices are submerged.
  • Structural Damage: Prolonged water exposure can weaken the structural integrity of floors, walls, and ceilings, making them unsafe.
  • Health Concerns: Stagnant water can become a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and other harmful pathogens. Exposure can lead to health issues, especially in those with respiratory conditions or weakened immune systems.
  • Contaminants: Floodwater, especially from external sources, may contain harmful substances, from sewage to chemicals.

It’s essential to prioritize safety. If you suspect water damage in your residence, promptly contact the professionals at ATI Restoration for water extraction services. By rapidly addressing water removal, you safeguard your home’s structural integrity and ensure its occupants’ health and well-being.

Will My Insurance Handle the Water Damage Costs for My Property?

Insurance coverage for water damage in your property can vary based on your specific policy and the source of the damage. While sudden and unexpected incidents—such as a burst pipe or appliance malfunction—are often covered by standard homeowners insurance, external flooding events usually require a separate flood insurance policy.

It’s also worth noting that damages due to negligence or lack of regular maintenance might not be covered. Always review your policy’s details and, when water damage occurs, document everything. Consulting with your insurance provider and seeking a professional assessment can help you navigate the claim process effectively.

Contact ATI Restoration Today!

With ATI Restoration, you have a dependable partner ready to act when calamity strikes . Water damage requires a prompt and professional response. Our commitment to service and our vast experience ensure that your home is in capable hands.

If your home, condo, townhouse, or other residential property suffers from water damage, contact ATI Restoration immediately for reliable, effective, and efficient water extraction services. With our 24-Hour Emergency Response, a team is promptly sent to your site to quickly devise a strategy to restore your property and tranquility.

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