If your business has recently undergone damage from excessive water, whether due to flooding or broken pipes, it is important to have the water extracted as soon as possible. Water damaged materials that are exposed to water for long periods of time may start to grow mold and bacteria, causing further and sometimes irreparable damage to your building. At Action Restoration, we are experts in water extraction and can help get your building back to normal. Contact us online or call us at (800) 760-9081 today!
Methods For Water ExtractionThere are a few methods that can be used to extract water and reduce further damage. If the water damage has occurred due to broken pipes, the first thing that will need to be done is that the water is turned off, this will stop the flow of water into the building and allow water extraction methods to help remove water. There are some things you can do in your building before the water extraction experts arrive. These are steps such as mopping up and emptying out as much water as possible and removing furnishings that are in the area impacted by the flooding. These two water extraction methods are two of the more effective water removal methods.
- Vacuums – Vacuums such as wet-dry vacuums can be used to eliminate excess water from areas such as floors, carpets, and surfaces that are porous. These vacuums work by putting down a cleaning solution and vacuuming up the moisture. The water is then held in a tank, industrial wet-dry vacuums can hold more in their tanks and are used when the water damage is significant.
- Pumps – Pumps such as sump pumps can help remove water from a building. They work by pumping up the water then eliminating the water through a drain or through an opening to the outside of your building. These pumps that are used for water extraction, can vary in sizing making it easier to quickly suck up and eliminate the excess water. If the water level is high, a submersible pump may be used to pump out the water continuously.