Back To Blog

Commonly Used Water Restoration Equipment

Whenever a water loss occurs, restoration companies will typically use industry standard equipment to dry any wet materials. On a typical job you will often see moisture meters, dehumidifiers, fans, an extractor and occasionally an air scrubber, depending on the category of the loss. Each piece of equipment is vital to completing the water mitigation job correctly.


Moisture Meters:

These are used to see what materials contain moisture and what materials are dry. Although it is easy to gravitate towards other pieces of equipment on a water restoration job, these are easily the most vital tools to the entire process. Without them you could not accurately determine if materials are wet or dry. In conjunction with moisture meters a thermo-hygrometer is used to determine the moisture contents in the air. Combined, these tools can very effectively help create a strategy to dry wet materials.


Build Relationships. rebuild properties. restore lives. Contact Us today for a free estimate


A dehumidifier is used to remove moisture from the air. Since most drying strategies involve evaporating moisture out of wet materials, this is a vital tool to keep humidity levels low which helps reduce drying times.


Air Movers:

Air movers are used to promote evaporation. They come in a few varieties and typically you will see these tools used the most. Each type of air mover has certain strengths that allow it to excel in certain situations so it’s not uncommon to see a mixture of different types used on a water mitigation job. Some common air mover types are axial fans, centrifugal fans (sometimes referred to as snout nose, snail, or squirrel cage fans) and compact radial fans.


Air Scrubber:

An air scrubber, or negative air machine, is used to filter contaminants out of the air. These are often used after demolition when dust particles can be present as well as on category 2 or 3 losses that could have particles present that are not good to breathe. An air scrubber is equipped with a HEPA filter which filters 99.97% and up to .3 microns of contaminated particles out of the air.



An extractor is used to remove any standing water found upon arrival of a water mitigation job. In essence it is a very strong vacuum that is able to suck water out of things such as carpet, carpet pad or floor surfaces when standing water is present. Water extraction is a very critical part of the water restoration process because it prevents water from spreading which can cause more water damage. It also reduces the quantity of water present that will need to be dried using air movers and dehumidifiers. Extractors can come in both portable versions as well as truck mount versions. On top of being able to extract water they are also used to clean carpet.

why choose us restoring good times
24/7 emergency
Peace of mind
locally owned
& operated
Any Service For Teachers 10% OFF Expires 05/31/2022
Any service For First Responders 10% OFF Expires 05/31/2022
rave reviews

satisfied customers

Fantastic experience with Jared and Hunter. They use the best tools and are extremely customer-oriented. Would prefer these guys over the big businesses in this segment any day. -Srinivas
We had a few different restoration companies come out to the house before having Good Times out and after meeting with their techs we decided to go with them. They were very knowledgeable and even dis... -Oscar M.
Good Times Restoration provides quality and professional service for home restoration. This company’s work is A+. I highly recommend this company for all mold, water, paint, flooring and home restor... -Frank G.