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What Equipment is Used to Remove Water From My House After a Flood?

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

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Rely on SERVPRO to Get the Water Out After Suffering Flood Damage

Floods can produce several levels of water damage, and different types of equipment are required to remove it. You should consult with a knowledgeable expert who has access to the right tools for the job.

What is the Most Important Step in the Water Removal Process After a Flood?

Extraction is critical in eliminating moisture from your Monroe home. Removing excess water with extraction equipment speeds up the drying process, and choosing the right extraction equipment is just as important.  

What extraction equipment is typically used?

o Extraction units

o Light wands

o Deep extraction tools

o Self-priming trash pumps

o High-pressure pumps

o Electric submersible pumps

What is the advantage of starting with an extraction unit?

These units can either be portable or mounted on trucks. Their strength is versatility; portables can be used effectively in different areas, while truck-mounted units offer more powerful suction.

What do light wands do?

Also known as “carpet wands,” these units are often used by SERVPRO professionals for initial water removal. They can also extract water from glued-down rugs or carpets where stationary water has already been removed.

How do deep extraction tools work?

These extractors rely on weight to compress the carpet and the pad to squeeze out water and remove it through a vacuum system. Self-propelled tools are powered by an independent motor, while stationary extractors use the weight provided by the operator to initiate the removal process.

What is the role of pumps in water removal?

Pumps are used to remove a larger volume of water in different conditions. Multiple factors determine the pump choice, including the type and amount of fluid present and whether the suction lift is required. The most common choice is electric submersible pumps because they eliminate the need for a lift and can be operated quietly and continuously.

Call on SERVPRO of Monroe/West Monroe to use the right equipment for water removal after a flood. Contact us at (318)231-4003 for an assessment.

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