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Mitigating Water Damage in Mt. Airy Homes with Extraction Devices

12/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Standing water from water damage may become contaminated. SERVPRO techs have the experience and training for every water damage mitigation project.

Mitigation often hinges on water removal services in Mt. Airy properties.

Mitigating loss is an important element of our fast response to area homes after water damage. With a finite timeline to restore homes after exposure, we prioritize the most efficient solutions to remove standing water and protect the property as much as possible.

Assessing the Damage that Exists

Understanding the scope of the damage helps to make water mitigation in Mt Airy homes faster and focused. In most situations, this mitigation involves water removal services. We have several tools that can be efficient in this regard, depending on the nature of the damage.

The Use of Powerful Pumps

Pumps are also heavily used in our extraction inventory, especially when substantial standing water is a concern. After flooding or situations like burst pipes, several inches or feet of standing water could exist within the house. Submersible pumps, both electric and gas-powered, can move hundreds of gallons of water a minute. These are the most efficient extraction options available to our team.

The Case for Vacuuming

Wet vacuums are among the most versatile water removal tools in our inventory. Not only can these devices be easily moved from one area to another, but they also provide a unique ability to be several extraction devices in one. Wet vacuums can be used in conjunction with several attachments and extensions, including:

  • Carpet Wands
  • Light Wands
  • Squeegee Wands
  • Weighted Extractors
  • Drying Mats

Traditional Water Removal Efforts

Extreme water removal needs are not always common. In some situations, it is possible that traditional drying and water removal efforts such as toweling and mopping might be as effective as the use of wet vacuums or pumps. This determination often comes after a thorough inspection of the property during the mitigation phase.

Water mitigation often hinges most directly on our ability to move standing water from the premises. We have multiple extraction and water removal devices in our recovery inventory to overcome threats. Our fast response to damaged properties makes SERVPRO of Frederick County a trusted name for the area. We are ready to help 24/7 at (301) 662-1747.

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