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Why Water Removal is an Initial Action for Damaged Shreveport Homes

10/2/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded kitchen with water covering the floor Dealing with water damage in your home can seem overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 to assess and start the water removal and drying process.

Clearing standing water protects a Shreveport home and its contents.

Standing water is among the most damaging situations after water disasters, primarily because of how threatening this pooling can be to sensitive materials. Our responding technicians' priority is to quickly manage this standing water through several extraction methods available.

Types of Water Removal Techniques

When water removal in Shreveport homes is necessary, several options exist. With these varying layers of extraction available for homes, there is more versatility to the efficiency and efficacy of restoration. While each of these options has multiple tools and devices to help, the general premise for extraction and water removal in damaged homes includes:

  • Wet Vacuuming – This process involves truck-mount extractors or portable units that provide a vacuum lift. 
  • Pumping – This process involves submersible pumps placed in situations where more than two inches of standing water exist. 
  • Absorption – Mopping and toweling can be used on many hard flooring surfaces to manage smaller levels of water damage. 

Choosing the Best Extraction Method for Your Home

As with many aspects of water restoration and cleanup for homes in the area, there is no universal approach to water removal. Much of these choices are determined based on the situations where damage exists and the severity of these conditions. Substantial standing water scenarios with more than a foot of pooling will not be handled the same as trapped water in a saturated carpet.

Despite the damage that water disasters can do to homes and businesses in the area, many still delay contacting professional restoration services like our SERVPRO of South Shreveport team provides. We have efficient and effective water removal tools and restoration approaches to make these events "Like it never even happened." Call us today at (318) 865-4655.

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