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Commercial Water Removal: Technology Matters

11/26/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO water removal & drying tools SERVPRO uses the best technology to quickly and efficiently dry your home after a water damage loss.

There are potential causes of water possibly flooding your business. Sometimes a pipe breaks or sprinkler systems default and go off overnight causing water to spill into the building all night long. In other scenarios, severe weather possibly causes unwanted, indoor moisture.

The extraction process is a vital step in mitigating moisture damage. SERVPRO's of North Richland and Ashland counties commercial water removal technicians always use the industry's best equipment during extraction. We implement the best procedures to complete the job in a way that does not negatively affect your business.

When first arriving at an emergency water situation our team ensures the work area is safe for our technicians, your employees, and customers. We fix as many hazards in the area as possible. Areas that are not safe to access are blocked off, and danger signs are posted.

Then, the source of the problem is repaired so that water is no longer pouring into the building. If the issue results from faulty sprinklers or a pipe break, a plumber is called and fixes the problem. If rainwater enters due to a broken or exterior wall, we board up the hole in the structure so that no more moisture enters.

Next, we begin the extraction process with either a portable or truck-mounted extractor. Portable extractors are used for places that can be awkward to get into, or if parking a van at your business is not possible. Portable extractors weigh 40 to 90 lbs., hold 5 to 12 gallons of wastewater, and their vacuum power has 140 inches of water lift.

Truck-mounted extractors are used for severe projects that contain large amounts of water. The van that has the extractor gets parked close to an entrance to your business, so that the vacuum hose can be pulled in for extraction. Truck-mounted extractors weigh 500 to 1,100 pounds and have storage tanks that hold from 60 to over 100 gallons of waste. The vacuum lift capabilities for these extractors are more powerful, having between 185.71 to 198.98 inches of water lift.

Sometimes, we complete our extraction work during hours when your business is not open so that extraction does not hinder your normal operations. We may need to extract the water one small section at a time, so part of your business stays open. We work with you to ensure that your business is being properly restored, but we also make sure that you are back up and running as quickly as possible.

For professional help removing moisture from your place of business, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Ashland/Richland.

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