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What Equipment is Needed to Remove Water in Seattle Flood Damaged Homes?

11/19/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO air movers drying water damaged building Flooding is no match for SERVPRO. We have the equipment and expertise to tackle your home restoration needs.

How Multiple Extractors Can Help Flooded Seattle Homes 

It is a rare occurrence that one singular extraction device is necessary for water removal in Seattle homes after a flood. These disasters can occur in both natural rising water levels and through the structural breaches that can plague homes and businesses after severe weather events. Considering the harsh storm systems that can make landfall across the Pacific Northwest, restoration teams should stay prepared to respond quickly with the equipment to help. 

The need for flood removal in Seattle residences is an immediate threat that follows these disasters and does not readily go away on its own. Many factors come into the equation to navigate the needs of your property when standing water exists. Choosing extraction equipment relates to the depth of the standing water, the materials exposed, the location of this damage, and the availability of power for the chosen equipment. Each of these factors can point our SERVPRO technicians to the appropriate extraction tools for the job. 

In many cases, successfully removing all standing water from your property involves the use of more than one extracting tool or pump. Even in situations where we use powerful machines like the truck-mount or self-priming trash to remove standing water, the intake hoses for these machines are not rated to work well when the depth of pooling water drops under two inches. Once this occurs and there is a noteworthy decrease in constant water draw, other units must pick up the remaining water. 

Smaller and more portable units such as our wet-vacs with extraction wands can help to remove water once the overall depth drops below this critical two-inch margin. Eliminating as much of the standing water as feasible helps later drying with air movers and dehumidifiers to become more effective and efficient, so we remove as much pooling water and excessive moisture as possible with our light wands. 

Flooding can be a devastating situation for many area homes after a severe weather event, but our SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast team can help. We have multiple extraction units to help prepare your property for rapid drying solutions to follow. Give us a call at (206) 362-9295. 

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