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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.


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.

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. 

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.

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.