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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Equipment Used For Water Removal

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

If you have ever experienced water damage in your home or business, you have seen some of our equipment. What is that big wand thing? What is that noisy thing? How are you going to remove ALL that water?  SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County has a variety of extraction equipment to provide sufficient water removal.  Here is a quick overview of what we use to answer any of your questions:

  • Extraction Units-removes excess water
    • Small portable units are smaller and flexible and can be taken into any area of a building. They require electricity so power in the structure is necessary or will need to use a generator.
    • Truck-mounted extractors offer a more powerful vacuum. It runs off of the vehicles fuel, so power in the facility is not necessary. This machine is extremely loud and it does have some limitations. For instance, the hose length could be tricky to tackle a multi-level structure.
    • Light wands or “carpet wands” are appropriate for removing water from carpet
  • Deep Extraction Tools-attachments for the extractors
    • Self propelled are powered by an independent motor that moves over the carpet at a consistent rate. They compress the carpet and pad, squeeze out water, and removes the water through the vacuum system.
    • Stationary tools extract water from carpet and pad using the weight of the technician standing on the device. A vacuum system is attached and pulls water through small holes on the base of the unit. They are available in various sizes.
  • Pumps
    • Self-priming trash pumps are powered with gas or diesel. They offer easy access if they become clogged and they are very portable. They are used when water needs to be transferred horizontally, and are useful for removing water from single-story structures.
    • High pressure pumps are designed to provide high pressure and are useful for pumping out underground structures, like basements and parking garages.
    • Electric submersible pumps are the most common type used in water restoration. They provide continuous and quiet operation. They eliminate the suction lift limitations and run on electricity.

This was just a brief summary of our equipment. We would be more than happy to go into detail with you about any of our equipment or services. Please call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County with any questions or concerns. 219-947-9931

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