How SERVPRO Utilizes Extractors to Remove Water from Flood Damaged Lafayette Homes
The Role of Extractors in Lafayette Flood Recovery
As you might suspect, water loss incidents in Lafayette homes require numerous tools and products to restore entirely. Because many of these disasters can present threats like standing water or saturated structural elements, the role of extractors in the recovery of a water-damaged residence cannot get overstated. Our SERVPRO professionals must determine the best tools for the specific needs of the property, and we have numerous extraction units to choose for these varying factors.
Finding the right extraction tool for a given situation often happens in the earliest mitigation stages where our team assesses flood damage to Lafayette homes while performing emergency services that can reduce overall loss to the property. Among these tasks to protect your property from continued damages is the removal of surface water present throughout the house. Multiple extraction tools can help in this regard, and in the restoration phases to follow.
Clean water incidents can often be what our SERVPRO team faces after a flood loss. With several inches, or feet of standing water to contend with, the ideal choice for our restorers is our portable electric submersible pump. These pumps can offer a quiet and continued draw of water from the damaged area, but with only a 2-inch discharge hose, it is not ideal for the removal of standing water with debris or solids.
Larger Extraction Units
Our gas-powered trash pumps and extractor trucks can help when solids and debris are a likely threat to the standing water in the house. These are equally powerful tools to the electric sump pump, though they have a shorter discharge line before losing prime, so their application is selective.
Specialty Water Removal
Weighted extractors and light wands are ideal for removing water trapped in the fibers of carpets and the padding beneath this layer. We use weighted extractors to squeeze these layers against the subflooring to force moisture to the surface for removal. Light wands offer a high-powered suction against carpeting to remove the bulk of moisture present and are an ideal choice when padding beneath carpets is to get removed.
Our SERVPRO of Lafayette team has dozens of extraction units of all shapes and sizes to help restore our home after a flood loss. Give us a call anytime at (765) 420-0077.
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