One of the primary steps in flood damage restoration is water extraction. Standing water is removed using specialized equipment such as pumps and vacuums to prevent further damage and promote the drying process. Once the water has been extracted, the affected areas are thoroughly dried and dehumidified. This helps prevent mold growth and secondary damage caused by excessive moisture. Professionals use industrial-grade fans, dehumidifiers, and moisture meters to ensure thorough drying of walls, floors, and furniture.