Requirements for Water Extraction in Woodbury Homes
There are multiple water removal tools used in damaged Woodbury properties.
Mitigation is a critical first stage for water-damaged homes and businesses in the area. Standing water is hazardous for the houses, so our SERVPRO team makes a concentrated effort to manage pooling with multiple extraction devices.
Wet Vacuums Are Versatile
For water removal in Woodbury homes, the most traditional device for this effort is a wet vacuum. These lightweight and mobile extraction units are among the most widely used due to their ability to operate extensions and accessories, including carpet wands.
Electric Submersible Pumps
For more significant water damages where pooling can exceed several inches, electric submersible pumps are among the favored choices for extraction. Often, these 12-volt units are not a substantial draw on available power but offer a quiet and continuous intake of water from the threatened area of the house until the depth reaches a point where wet vacuums can take over.
Without Available Portable Power
Power is rarely guaranteed for water restoration projects, especially during flooding conditions. Water damage can significantly compromise the electrical circuits, causing a widespread loss of available power used to operate the most regularly used extraction devices. Depending on the condition of the affected materials and the severity of water pooling, alternatives include:
- Truck-Mount Extractor – This works for the most severe water damage incidents, often targeting pooling of several inches or more. The unit operates off a vehicle engine.
- Gas-Powered Submersible Pump – Gas pumps are more portable and versatile than stationary units like truck-mount extractors. We can move several hundred gallons of standing water a minute from the damaged areas with self-priming units.
- Mopping and Toweling – Smaller surface water concerns can be fully resolved with toweling and mopping.
Water extraction is one of the most essential restoration actions our SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove team can take. We have multiple units capable of helping, depending on the situation. Give us a call today at (651) 314-4631.