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Tools for extracting storm water

2/28/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage at an NJ business. This NJ business was damaged by a water leak.

How Multiple Extractors Can Help Flooded NJ Properties

Effective water removal after a flood requires multiple extraction devices. These disasters can occur in both natural rising water levels and through the structural breaches that can plague homes and businesses after severe weather events. Considering the harsh Nor’easters we get in NJ, restoration teams should stay prepared to respond quickly with the equipment to help.

The need for flood removal in NJ residences is an immediate concern that follows these disasters and does not readily subside on its own. Many factors come into play when standing water exists. Choosing extraction equipment relates to the depth of the standing water, the materials exposed, the location of this damage, and the availability of power for the chosen equipment. Each of these factors can point our SERVPRO technicians to the appropriate extraction tools for the job.

In many cases, successfully removing all standing water from your property involves the use of more than one extracting tool or pump. Even in situations where we use powerful machines like the truck-mount or self-priming pumps to remove standing water, the intake hoses for these machines are not rated to work well when the depth of pooling water drops under two inches. Once this occurs and there is a noteworthy decrease in constant water draw, other units must pick up the remaining water.

Smaller and more portable units such as our wet-vacs with extraction wands can help to remove water once the overall depth drops below this critical two-inch margin. Eliminating as much of the standing water as feasible helps later drying with air movers and dehumidifiers to become more effective and efficient, so we remove as much pooling water and excessive moisture as possible with our light wands.

Flooding can be a devastating situation for many area homes after a severe weather event, but our SERVPRO of Eatontown/Long Branch team can help. We have multiple extraction units to help rapidly dry your property and make it “Like it never even happened.”

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