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Water Removal Solutions for Flooding in New Orleans Homes

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO trucks with trailers in a parking lot Our employees have the tools to remove water from your home

Types of Equipment SERVPRO Uses for Water Removal

Crawlspaces provide numerous advantages for New Orleans homes but can be among the first areas of the property to flood after substantial storm systems pass through. With the strength of weather events making landfall from the Gulf of Mexico, the whole city stays alert to devastating conditions that can allow structural compromises.

The crawlspace of your property can help to limit direct storm flooding in New Orleans houses but requires regular inspections to ensure that the appropriate drainage systems exist. Removing water from the damaged area most often involves the use of multiple extraction tools. Depending on the severity of standing water and the presence of solids in the floodwater to get removed, specific machines are more capable than others.

Electric Submersible Pump 

The electric sump pumps are among the most versatile water removal tools available for flooding and water loss incidents. These units provide a consistent draw of water at a quiet volume. Even with more than a couple feet of standing water in the crawlspace, the electric pump can offer a continual discharge of floodwater down to two inches in depth.

Gas-Powered Trash Pump 

There are many instances in which higher volumes of standing water can compromise available power to the structure. While our SERVPRO team can utilize portable generators for finite electricity in these circumstances, a way to remove a significant draw on available power is with the use of gas-powered pumps. These same tools are ideal for debris and solids present in the water as well, as these larger pumps have a broader discharge hose.  

Truck-Mount Extractor 

High-capacity extractors are ideal for situations where drainage is unusable or unavailable. Potential contaminants can make the use of sanitary sewers impossible in some circumstances, for example. Our most considerable pump in both strength and water removal, the truck-mounted extractor, can also get used against moderate debris and solids.

Flooding is a situation that many homeowners must face throughout their lifetime, and our SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank team can help. We have cutting-edge equipment and technologies to remove standing water and make losses “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (504) 348-7526.

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