Information About Water Extraction Equipment

By David Touchton

If you own a residential or commercial property, you know one of the worst things you can experience as an owner is a major water disaster. Water damage to your home can ruin carpets, furniture, produce mold, and damage internal structures of your home. A water disaster can occur for many reasons such as a natural flood, sewage overflow, pipe leakage, and blockages. If your home suffers water damage, you must handle it right away. Unattended stagnant water contains contaminants which can cause mold and health hazards.water extraction

Water Extraction
Water extraction, the removal of excess water, is the best way to handle excess water damage. Extracting water takes the assistance of a professional due to the delicate nature of the task. Professionals have the knowledge and skill to use a variety of methods to extract water and have the equipment to get the job done.

Hot Water Cleaning Versus Cold Water Cleaning
Hot water extraction is the most extensive and expensive method of cleaning carpets. This method is used for deep, thorough cleanings. Steam cleaning, another method requiring hot water, is used to remove microbes from carpets. Dry washing is performed in a number of ways. The most common methods are bonnets, foam, and shampooing. These methods are used to remove stains and other minor issues.

Types of Extraction Tools
Water extraction tools range from the ability to handle minor issues to severe. Light wands are used to get rid of a decent amount of water from carpets and floors. The water claw, on the other hand, is used to remove water manually. The great benefit to the claw is it can fit in tight spaces such as bathrooms and closets. The hydro-X xtreme xtractor is the industry favorite. This powerful tool can remove water completely in a few passes.

Hiring an expert is the best solution to your water damage problem. Homeowners should never attempt to handle water extraction equipment themselves. The specialists have years of training and experience to handle this specialized equipment. Your home is an important part of your life. It is where you are raising your family, and it is a worthy investment. Do not let unforeseen situations like water damage ruin your property.

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David Touchton

Mr. Touchton is the President and owner of ServPro of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands. He has 4 years of experience in the field and holds Water Damage Restoration Certification from IICRC. His office is certified in applied structural drying, water damage restoration, and lead-based paint activities and restoration. His favorite part of the job is helping people who have experienced a stressful event and our ServPro team can make it “Like it never even happened”.