Successful water damage restoration starts with water removal from your flooded basement carpet and pad. Whether the flood started with a broken water heater or a burst washing machine hose, the flood water has to be thoroughly extracted to speed the drying of your flooded home and prevent mold damage. Water extraction and removal is 1200 times more effective than drying with a dehumidifier and air movers. Every drop of water that is removed during the initial extraction phase makes a huge difference in how fast the drying process takes. The length of drying time is critical in determining if you end up with mold.