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For Flood Removal in Your Mill Basin Property Call SERVPRO

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

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Extracting Water After Flood Damage in Mill Basin Homes

A crucial task during the restoration of flood damage to your Mill Basin home is to get rid of that pooled water. Floodwater after a storm is always contaminated, and it is critical to remove it as quickly and safely as possible to prevent any long-lasting issues. 

Consequently, SERVPRO techs prioritize water extraction during the cleanup of flood damage in your Mill Basin home. The flood restoration experts use special water extraction equipment for this essential step. The type of the extraction equipment SERVPRO techs use depends on several factors, including:

  • Depth of water that needs extraction
  • Availability of power
  • Distance of water damage within the structure
  • Size and type of debris present in the floodwater

Pumps for Water Extraction During Flood Restoration

Centrifugal pumps that convert rotational energy from a motor to move water are most commonly used to extract water from your flooded Mill Basin home. SERVPRO techs use several types of pumps for extraction, but the most popular ones are self-priming trash pumps and submersible pumps.

While most portable pumps work on electricity, some of the bigger ones, especially trash pumps that SERVPRO uses, are gas or diesel-powered. The trash pumps are ideal for cleaning up a flooded home with floating debris and silt in the floodwater. These pumps don’t provide much lift and are hence not usable in removing water from flooded basements.

SERVPRO techs also use submersible pumps during water cleanup. Due to the smaller size of the pumps, they are ideal for removing water in occupied spaces. The submersible pumps also offer significantly higher lifts, making them ideal for flooded basements.

Call SERVPRO of Mill Basin, Flatlands at (718) 381-3271 for a fast, safe, and efficient service.  

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