Pumps are important equipment used in removing excess water in the event of flooding and water damage. After the inspection of affected areas, pumps perform the initial job of extracting water by the gallons. Some pumps may be easily purchased by homeowners who live in areas that are prone to flood. But in cases of sever water damage, repair and restoration experts like Rare Restoration & Cleaning in Colorado Springs typically use industrial truck-mounted pumps and trash pumps to do the job in the most efficient way — and fastest way — possible.
The extent of flooding or water damage would be first assessed before any action is taken. Depending on the case, specific methods will be implemented to prevent any further damage and restore the property back to or as close to its original condition.
For Single-Room Flooding
A flooded single room submerged in a few inches of water may most of the time be dealt with using a portable extraction system. If the room, however, holds a huge volume of water, or is located in a low-elevation area, the job would then require heavy pumps. It’s of the essence that pumps are used immediately to cause any further problems.
For Faucet or Water Fixture Overflow
Sometimes, faucets leak and pipes get broken causing water to overflow into parts of the home. The worst cases happen when the homeowner is away and doesn’t realize there’s been a leak until parts of the house is already flooded. Faucets don’t normally leak huge volumes of water so most of the time, a portable extractor would be enough to pump out standing water.
For Home Flooding
Having your home submerged in water after a natural disaster is definitely a complete nightmare. In such cases, water damage repair specialists would be bringing in industrial grade pumps, some of which can remove up to 36,000 gallons of water a day. In the aftermath of a major natural disaster, more than one truck-mounted pumps may be needed. And even so, the whole process would usually take up more time.
For Basement Flooding
Basements are particularly tricky to extract excess water from. When flooding occurs, a few inches of water inside the home may mean that the basement is submerged in a few feet of floodwaters. Depending on the depth of water, either portable extractors or the most powerful pumps may be used.
Different cases of water damage require different approaches and various equipment. If you home or workplace has been affected with floods, natural disasters, or damaged pipes, professionals have the equipment and just the right kind of pumps and water extraction methods to use.
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