R&R Environmental Water Removal

Rapid and thorough water removal is the foundation of any successful professional water damage restoration plan for Tucson residential or commercial properties. Regardless of the source of the fluid, we must evacuate it from all affected spaces. Failure to eradicate it can lead to progressive deterioration of building materials and secondary damage such as mold or mildew growth.

R&R Environmental project managers first evaluate the water for contaminants, adapting the ultimate removal protocol depending on the water category. Category 1 water is clean or nearly so, usually from a supply line. Category 2 water contains some level of debris or chemical or biological contaminants, such as dishwasher overflows or aquarium spillage or ruptures. Exposure or ingestion causes discomfort or illness. Category 3 water is significantly contaminated with hazardous items including human waste from sewage, or organic and inorganic debris, heavy metals, and pesticides from overland flooding. Contact with or inhalation of these hazardous pathogens and other substances can be extremely dangerous.

Once we categorize the water, our crew follows restoration industry best practices to contain, remove, and dispose of the fluids. R&R Environmental is familiar with all regulations regarding lawful handling of hazardous waste, proceeding safely and as required. During water removal, our crews wear personal protective equipment (PPE). We often set up a containment system with negative pressure air scrubbers and plastic barriers ensure the building's occupants are safe from air and waterborne contaminants during the water removal project.

Submersible pumps remove water more than two inches deep, and extractors slide across surfaces to clear residual wetness. Technicians use IICRC training to employ moisture meters and probes to collect absorption level data for structures to establish drying goals.

Thermal imaging is utilized to locate trapped water. R&R Environmental employees use controlled demolition techniques such as flood cuts to release hidden water. Our reconstruction experts are ready to rebuild after these necessary procedures.

You need not manage a property disaster or restoration issue on your own.

Planned or unexpected, we are always ready to assist or consult with you about any disaster restoration or construction need, question, or concern.