Water Extraction

Removing Water from Carpets in the San Francisco Area

Have Water in Your Carpets?

A leak, rainstorm, or other sources of flooding can cause water to build up in your carpets. No matter the cause, large amounts of water in your carpets like this requires professional extraction to remove to avoid water damage to your property. North American Chem-Dry can help extract water from your carpets so they will dry properly and reduce property damage. We use our powerful yet gentle extraction equipment to remove excess water from carpets and aid in the drying process.

Don’t let water sit in your carpets, call North American Chem-Dry in San Francisco at (415) 751-3379 today to get water extraction in your home fast! 

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During this time, all jobs must apply our sanitizer in order to follow the guidelines for operating as an essential cleaning business. This will come at an extra cost, however, it is well worth it. Our hospital-grade sanitizer is EPA-registered and has been approved for use against SARS-COV2. Learn more about the other precautions we are taking to ensure the health and safety of you and our technicians.

Dangers of Water in Carpets

Allowing water to sit in your carpets can cause lots of damage. Mold and mildew love to grow in dark, damp places such as wet carpets. Not only will this cause an unpleasant mildew smell in your home, but mold can also cause major health issues you want to avoid. Mold can grow in wet carpets in as little as 72 hours, so be sure to act fast. Water can also cause damage to your carpet, such as breaking down the glue and causing the carpet to ripple. It’s best for your carpet and your health to get water in carpets taken care of as soon as possible. If you have water in your carpets in San Francisco, give us a call today at 415-751-3379!

How to Prepare for a Water Extraction

Act quickly! The longer water sits in your carpets, the worse the damage will be. Address the water issue as soon as possible and schedule your water extraction appointment right away. 

Unplug any electronics and move cords. Water and electricity don’t mix. If you have any electronics around the water, carefully unplug them and remove them from the area. 

Determine the source of the water and stop it. Before we can extract the water, you need to stop the water from building up. Sometimes excess water will be caused by a rainstorm, flooding, or other natural cause you can’t control. However, other times it’s caused by a pipe or appliance in your home that needs repair. If you don’t know the source of the water, check your appliances and pipes for leaks. You may have to turn off the water in your home to stop the leak before it can be fixed. If the leak is caused by minor damage you can repair yourself, do it as quickly as possible. Otherwise, call in a plumbing expert to help you fix it. 

Move furniture out of the area. Our cleaners are not licensed movers, so we cannot move heavy furniture. If the affected area has furniture, be sure to move it out the of the way so we can properly clean the area. This will also protect your furniture from water damage as well. 

Make arrangements for pets. Our equipment can be loud, and having strangers around can spook your pets. It’s best to keep your pets in another area of the house, in the backyard, or at a neighbors’ house while our technicians work in your home. 

Need Water Extraction in San Fransisco?


We provide superior residential and commercial carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, pet odor removal, rug cleaning, and tile cleaning services throughout San Francisco, California.

North American

San Francisco Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

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*Based on results of studies conducted by independent laboratories of Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction process. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. All bacteria results include use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple homes. Hard surface bacteria tests were based on independent lab testing associated with EPA registration #s 84683-3-74771 and 70385-6; sealed stone and VCT surfaces were evaluated and bacteria tested include salmonella, influenza and E. coli.