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What Extractors Work Best for Standing Floodwater in Great Falls Homes?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

Cloud to ground lightning against a night sky; tree in foreground Flooding can be among the most destructive events homeowners may face. SERVPRO is available 24/7 for your emergency restoration needs.

Extraction is a Critical Part of the Mitigation Process for Great Falls Homes After a Flood

Flooding is an unfortunate situation that many homeowners in the area have experienced. This intruding water can overwhelm a residence, so fast mitigation is critical.

The Importance of Fast Extraction

Flood damage in Great Falls properties needs addressing as fast as possible. Not only does this mean the standing water present in many rooms of the property, but the likely debris and solids brought in with the intruding water. As compromising as this process might seem, we have multiple extractors to help.

Typical Water Removal Tools for Flooding

There is no universal solution to ideal water removal tools and equipment. Many of these choices are based on the impact of flooding on the property and how deep or challenging the pooling water might be. Choosing the right machine makes a difference in efficient recovery, and a few options include:

  • Wet Vacuums – One of the advantages of choosing versatile tools like wet vacuums is the mobility of these units. The lightweight design makes it easy for restorers to move a vacuum from one damaged room to the next to manage smaller pooling. 
  • Trash Pumps – Unlike wet vacuums, trash pumps are more of a stationary tool. With self-priming functionality, we can drop the intake hose into standing water and begin pulling out water to a drainage point at several hundred gallons per minute. 
  • Truck-Mount Extractor Units – Because these are engine-driven units often powered by the trucks they are affixed to, the pulling power from these machines is unrivaled by any other extraction unit in our inventory. These are ideal for considerable flooding with several inches or feet of standing water. 

Flooding can be among the most destructive events that a home or business in the area might face. As rapidly moving and spreading as these conditions might be, effective water removal solutions ensure that we can avoid costly damage and deterioration. Our SERVPRO of Helena & Great Falls team is ready to help whenever you need it at (406) 458-6008. 

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