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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Removal from Fort Myers Homes

4/28/2018 (Permalink)

The key to restoring a flooded home is fast water removal, SERVPRO responds quickly to restore your home "Like it never even happened."

Rely on SERVPRO When You Experience Water Damage in Your Home

Most Fort Myers homes have recovered from the extreme storms of last year, but that does not mean everyone is high and dry. Despite the effects of hurricanes and other extreme weather problems, most water problems in area homes come from much more mundane sources like failed plumbing.

Regardless if it is a rusted out water heater or a split washer hose, Fort Myers water removal efforts are much the same. SERVPRO teams know that the key to preserving area homes is removing the standing water as quickly as possible.

The two primary tools technicians use for water removal are pumps and water extraction wands. Our teams have access to a variety of pumps so they can tailor to each home the device required to return it to a dry, safe condition. Large homes may need more than one pump with a high capacity rate while small apartments and attic lofts require smaller pumps to access everywhere. Since the water is treated and not stormwater, our teams pump it directly into the nearest storm drain.

Now, our IICRC certified technicians switch to the extraction wands. Most of the types our teams use are portable and connect to a holding rolling behind the operator or strapped to his back. For large homes and commercial buildings, our offices also have extractors that connect to the facility or an outside power source and a holding tank also outside the structure.

These devices also have adjustable heating, vacuum, and speed levels. Each is very important so that each user can adjust the operation to match the type of carpet. If one, or all three are turned too high, the increased temperature and pull can separate the upper layer of the carpet from the others instead of properly drying it. That forces the owner to replace a carpet that a SERVPRO team could have restored to its original condition.

The goal of SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda is to help each owner return to a safe, dry home after a disaster. If you are dealing with a failed washing machine or a leaky pipe, call our office at (941) 575-5910 today with any questions or to schedule a visit.

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