Water Removal & Extraction Company In Denver  

Water Removal Services

The first step in dealing with water damage is removing the water from the premises. Whether it’s Category 1 Water or Category 3 Water, extracting water as soon as possible is imperative to avoid the generation of microbes and fungi caused by moisture. The exact procedure varies according to the job, but each instance follows the same basic guidelines.

HRS, a leader in water removal and extraction services in Denver, begins by inspecting the flooring for standing water.

If there is carpet, we use a moisture probe to check inside and under the pad. We utilize a truck-mounted extractor for superior suction and quick water removal.

Carpeted areas are worked with a specialized water claw extraction head that allows for the carpet pad to be compressed and the water squeezed out. It’s important to check for “hidden” moisture areas (under cabinetry, inside floor vents, etc.) and ensure the water is extracted from these areas.

Why Choose HRS Restoration Services? 

HRS is a full-service restoration company. We don’t subcontract to other companies because our team is trained to handle whatever situation occurs, accident or weather-related. 

Our team members pride themselves on excellent customer service as evidenced by our A+ rating in the Denver Better Business Bureaus. Team members complete coursework for the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to keep them up to date on the latest technology and water extraction methods. 

When a water event occurs, not only are our emergency water removal services in Denver prepared to extract the water but we can also repair the affected flooring, walls, and restore waterlogged items that were damaged as a result. This includes clothing, books, electronics, and important documents. 

If water damage occurs from a sewer line break, our team of professionals are IICRC certified in applied microbial remediation and can provide proper handling and removal of the contaminated water. 

Call us as soon as you suspect water damage so we can schedule an appointment for your home or office.


Water Removal & Extraction Process

Upon arrival, our Denver water damage removal team of professionals will inspect the flooring for standing water. If the affected flooring is carpet, we use a moisture probe inside and under the carpet pad. 

While our truck-mounted extractor provides superior suction and quick water removal on uncarpeted areas, our specialized water claw extraction head compresses the carpet pad to squeeze out seeped in water.

Finally, we check for “hidden” moisture areas (e.g., under cabinetry, inside floor vents, etc.) and ensure the water is removed.


Water Categories

When water breaches a home or property it can permeate every area. From walls to flooring and building materials, every inch of a space can be affected.

What some who suffer water damage might not realize is that the degree of damage can be affected by the category of water that has entered a home. 

Water is classified into three broad categories. These categories roughly define the toxins and contamination level of the water. 

Understanding these categories and their effects on the damage caused by a water emergency is among the most important skills that our team of certified water removal specialists offers a homeowner.

Water Categories

Water is categorized based on how contaminated it is.

Category 1 Water: Also referred to as “clean water.” This water originates from sources such as a broken water supply line and doesn’t present a significant health threat.

Category 2 Water: Also referred to as “grey water.” This water comes from sources that have may have an increased pathogen load which could be detrimental to health. Examples include dishwasher or washing machine overflow, fishtank breakage, sump pump failure, or toilet overflow with no solid waste.

Category 3 Water: Also referred to as “black water.” This water has the highest level of pathogens with sources such as toilet overflow with solid waste, waste line backup from beyond the trap, outdoor water entering from the ground (including from rivers or streams), etc.

Water Damage Mitigation

After the water is removed, mitigating the damage is the next step. This involves ensuring your property is properly dried and sanitized, minimizing the devastation caused by the water as much as possible. Removing any detritus, damaged belongings, and ruined building materials such as flooring and drywall is followed by disinfecting the property. Any personal items that are salvageable are cleaned through our content restoration services and returned. HRS’s IICRC certified technicians then use industrial high-powered air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the affected space. At this point the property is ready for the reconstruction phase.

Moisture probe

How do you dry that?

Decorative Rugs: Water is extracted like carpet, then the rug is taken offsite for specialized cleaning to prevent dye issues, fringe browning, or deterioration.

Wood Products: These are handled with specialty floor drying mats.

Wall-to-Wall Carpet: Carpet is usually “floated” – a corner is pulled back and airflow is introduced between the carpet and pad.

Water Removal FAQs

When water damage occurs, our customers need to know how we’re going to remove the water, how long the process takes, and what we charge. 

With water comes mold and our customers have questions about how fast mold grows and how we can get their waterlogged home or business back to its pre-incident state. 

What Does Water Extraction Mean?

Water extraction, aka water removal, consists of using suction and specialized equipment to remove standing and steeped in water. 

We perform water extraction for out-of-sight areas such as underneath cabinets, in between walls, above ceilings, under floors, or inside your ventilation or heating system.

How Long Does Water Extraction Take?

It depends on the amount of water, how far it has spread, which surfaces are affected, and the method of extraction. For instance, using suction for standing water is quicker than the process to remove water from carpet or behind drywall or paneling.

How Much Does Water Extraction Cost?

How much does water extraction cost in Denver, just like time, is dependent on the amount of water, the extent of damage, and the difficulty of removal. If water damage has occurred under flooring and walls, water removal service costs in Denver will likely be more expensive as removal will require more time and tools.

Is Drywall Ruined When It Gets Wet?

Drywall is salvageable if the extent of the water damage is minimal, but if the water damage is extensive, as indicated by warping and bubbling, drywall will likely need to be replaced

How Fast Does Mold Grow? 

Mold can grow within 24-48 hours so long as the area remains wet and conditions are favorable. Mold is often present on a surface even before it is visible to the human eye. 

What Is Water Mitigation & Restoration

Water mitigation describes the process of water containment, removal of affected items, and water extraction. Water restoration occurs when the affected structure is brought back to its pre-incident state. We provide water restoration on both immovable and moveable items (furniture, drapes, rugs) inside your home or office. 

Call Us Today To Get Started!

Water damage means a wet, messy and in the case of a sewer break, harmful cleanup. 

Our professional team of highly trained, licensed and bonded employees are on call 24 hours a day, weekdays and weekends for water extraction and water mitigation services. 

For nearly 40 years, large commercial property owners and homeowners have trusted us to repair water-damaged offices and homes. 

Call us to speak with us immediately and start bringing your home or property back to life. 

HRS Restoration Services – Denver

When disaster strikes, HRS’s 24 hour restoration services are here for your emergency cleaning and professional restoration needs. In addition to water extraction and water damage restoration, HRS offers the following emergency restoration services:

Fire Damage & Restoration

A fire can be the most traumatic and devastating experience a home or business owner ever faces. In a best case scenario, it can cause minor smoke damage; in a worst case scenario, it can obliterate an entire structure. HRS will help you navigate these stressful circumstances and bring your property back to a safely inhabitable state.

The fire damage restoration professionals at HRS are available 24 hours a day! By carefully following our proven procedures, we ensure your property is brought back to the safe, comfortable space that existed before the fire damage and smoke damage. This begins with a property inspection to assess the level of structural damage and content damage. We will report our findings to you and answer any questions you may have so you are fully informed and understand what results can be reasonably expected.

In simple terms, returning your home or business to its pre-fire state consists of three general elements: structural damage restoration, content restoration and/or removal, smoke mitigation, and odor mitigation. Making sure your property is structurally sound is a priority. If there are stability issues, our professional restoration team can provide full construction services to rectify the situation. We will also remove any of your belongings that have been burned beyond repair, including items containing synthetic materials. Any items that are salvageable will be repaired and returned both to minimize cost to the home or business owner as well as to help lessen the anxiety of loss; unsafe items will be disposed of. Finally, our disaster clean-up team will remove all smoke residue, including the pervasive odor. Our IICRC certified Odor Control Technicians will use odor removal techniques include thermal fogging, high-level ozone deodorization, and hydroxyl deodorization.

Mold Inspection, Testing, & Remediation

No homeowner or business owner wants to hear that they have mold. Mold spreads quickly and can cause severe respiratory problems, especially in infants, children, the elderly, and those with health issues. Depending on the extent of the mold, a property can even be declared uninhabitable due to the threat it poses to the health of the occupants.

Mold occurs in damp areas and is often caused by water damage or flooding. Mold can also be the result of a current water leak or improper water leak clean-up from a previous issue. Mold can be present in carpet, wall interiors, floorboards, and ceilings, as well as easily spotted locations. HRS’s experts will determine the source of the mold, remove all traces of the mold, and repair or replace the damaged structures, ensuring the issue that caused the mold is remediated.

Due to the possible toxicity of the mold in your home or business, it’s important to have mold removal services handled by professionals. Our mold remediation specialists are IICRC certified in Applied Microbial Remediation, ensuring all aspects of the mold abatement are handled safely.


Trauma clean-up and bio-cleaning is not a subject people give much thought to until they need the service. When dealing with a crime scene at your home or business, or with the aftermath of a fatality, the emotional toll can be overwhelming. HRS professionals can help ease the burden of the situation by eliminating all trace of the death or incident. This includes removing unsafe items and substances such as blood, other bodily fluids, and filth, all of which can contain biological hazards. Sanitizing a trauma situation involves eradicating microscopic particulates such as bacteria and viruses to ensure a clean and healthy space. HRS Disaster Restoration follows IIRC s540 standards, providing the highest industry standard of trauma and crime scene clean-up. Our highly trained technicians will decontaminate your property, working in coordination with fire departments and police to help you through this process as efficiently and quickly as possible.

Our bio-cleaning professionals also specialize in remediating hoarding situations. Hoarding can be dangerous because it can put those in the vicinity at risk of fire, poor sanitation, and even structural issues in their home or commercial property in extreme cases.

Asbestos Abatement

Asbestos is commonly found in older buildings, both residential and. It can be found in numerous construction materials, including concrete, asphalt, roof shingles, pipes, siding, wall board, floor tiles, joint compounds, adhesive, and insulation. The US banned the use of asbestos in the manufacturing of most materials in 1978, which is why we assume properties constructed before 1980 could have asbestos present. However, it’s important to note that in our increasingly global marketplace, many building materials are imported from abroad, and not all countries have the same stringent guidelines as the US. Because of this, it is possible to come across asbestos in newer structures, especially commercial buildings.

The hazardous nature of asbestos abatement calls for professional remediation to ensure safe removal and disposal. HRS will extract all asbestos from your property to bring it back to a safely inhabitable space. Once the asbestos remediation is complete, our restoration team can rebuild the affected areas.

Reconstruction & Restoration

Handling a home or commercial property’s disaster situation requires both mitigating the issue and rebuilding the affected areas of the property. Once the emergency has been taken care of—whether it’s water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, trauma clean-up/bio-cleaning, or asbestos abatement—the property will need to be restored. This could include structural repairs, drywall, plumbing, electrical, and/or landscape replacement … just to name a few. As a fully licensed general contractor, we can provide these services to homeowners as well as commercial properties. Our work ranges from basic repairs to complex, multi-faceted projects.

Our reconstruction efforts extend to your belongings affected by the disaster. Our content restoration program will repair any salvageable items including furniture, clothing, and electronics.

Commercial Restoration

Dealing with a disaster situation at a commercial property type requires an additional skill set. Unlike a residence, commercial buildings have employees and, often, patrons that are affected by an incident such as a water event or smoke damage. HRS will provide the necessary remediation services efficiently and discretely. Regardless of when the damage occurs—during business hours or in the middle of the night—HRS is available to remedy the situation. Water damage … storm damage … mold remediation … fire/smoke mitigation … HRS’s professional technicians are ready to bring your property back to its pre-disaster state.

Even well-maintained properties can experience the need for emergency restoration services. Whether you manage or own a hospital, school, apartment complex, office building, hotel, church, or retail establishment, HRS can handle your situation and our IICRC technicians can give you the peace of mind that your property will be professionally repaired.

Over 45 Years of Commercial Construction Experience

Our team is backed by the building professionals at Haselden Construction, bringing over 45 years of commercial construction experience to your job. This depth of knowledge ensures your restoration project is held to the highest quality standards and supported by the expertise of a regionally acclaimed general contractor.

Our general contracting services include preconstruction services, value engineering, subcontractor solicitation and management, quality and cost control, change order management, safety plan and inspection, documentation management, status reports and record keeping, and project close out.