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Powerful Pumps Are Often Used in Water Removal

9/19/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Powerful Pumps Are Often Used in Water Removal SERVPRO Has Large Pumps to Extract Water

SERVPRO Can Extract Massive Volumes of Water Quickly to Mitigate Damage

Water damage comes in many forms and thus requires many different approaches to be fully remedied. Many homeowners are unsure of what techniques we will be using to help restore their homes, and often worry themselves over the use of (or lack of) heavy extraction equipment for their water damage restoration project. These machines are ultimately necessary only in heavy damage scenarios, and even then we are often able to use lightweight, portable pumps. Here are a few scenarios you can expect us to use water pumps in, and what size extractor we are likely to use.
 
Basement Flooding
Here is a typical use for our heavy truck-mounted extractors. Water removal from a Goulding basements is typically a difficult and intensive process. Floodwaters tend to seek out basements and pour into them, and mere inches of floodwater in a home can sometimes translate into multiple feet of water in a cellar. Though there are not a lot of basements and below grade finished rooms in this area of Florida, we may bring out heavy truck-mounted pumps to get the water out of the room as quickly as possible. However, we don't use these for every flooded basement, and mild damage may warrant only a portable extractor or even a generator powered sump pump.
 
Faucet or Water Fixture Overflow
If a household faucet, pipe, or another water fixture has overflown enough to cause a small flood, the chances are that it will only require a portable extractor to pump out the standing water quickly. Faucets do not deliver relatively high volumes of water, at least when compared to storm floods or river overflows.
 
Home-Wide Flooding
If a major catastrophe has hit your home and the entire area is submerged, we may need to use multiple heavy extractors and take extra time in the pumping process. Our most powerful pumps can remove about 36,000 gallons of water daily, and in some of the worst cases of flood damage, this may not be enough, and multiple trucks may be brought in.
 
Single-Room Flooding
If a single room (aside from a basement) has flooded, the approach will vary depending on the depth of water and size of the room. Rooms with low-lying areas or holding high amounts of water will typically necessitate the use of heavy pumps, but a few inches of water in the average room can be easily dealt with by a portable extraction system. The goal is to mitigate water damage by rapidly removing the damaging force--water.
 
With water extractors fit for flooding of any size, SERVPRO of West Pensacola delivers high-quality service and excellent customer support in the times when you need it most. If you've been the victim of flooding damage and require water removal, contact us 24/7 at (850) 469-1160.

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