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Water Removal from Your Chicago Home

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded home Homeowners have to deal with many things which may include water damage. Contact SERVPRO right away.

Why you want SERVPRO’s Assistance With Water Removal In Your Chicago Home

Getting rid of excess water after a significant water leak within your home is a daunting task by anyone's standards. Standing water can pose all kinds of threats, including electrical implications, along with the possibility of carrying dangerous microbes carrying infections. Water that stands for more than a very short amount of time can also cause long term or permanent damage to flooring and foster mold infestation growth. 

Dealing with water removal in your Chicago home does not need to be entirely daunting with the right combination of professional assistance, equipment, techniques, and cleaning products. Having the right extraction equipment and using it correctly is critical in mitigating secondary damage. Extraction is quite possibly the most crucial step in restoring your home to preloss status.

If the water is more than two inches deep, SERVPRO technicians use a submersible pump. Often, standing water occurs in basements. In this case, it is essential to consider the lift ability of the pump and the volume capacity to ensure the pump has the right amount of power to move the water up and out of the basement. It is important to note that the water must be pumped directly into a treated sewer, or taken by a septic tank company according to local regulations.

Portable and truck-mounted extractors are other options for removing water. Portable extractors use wands and have a five to twelve-gallon tank size for cleaning solution and a five to twelve-gallon waste tank. Portable backpack-style extractors are ideal for smaller water spills, and for being able to reach into every nook and cranny of the impacted area, they can lift water 140 inches. Truck-mounted extractors have much larger storage tanks holding 100 or more gallons. They also have a higher vacuum lift of almost 200 inches of water. Both truck and portable extraction equipment have heating capabilities to be able to clean carpet with hot water and cleaning solution. 

For water removal assistance, contact SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City at (773) 337-3900.

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