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Are Wet Vacuums Ideal for Extraction in New Haven Homes?

1/9/2022 (Permalink)

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Vacuums are a versatile tool for water removal in New Haven properties.

Water damage incidents have our professionals busy throughout the year. As a common callout for the SERVPRO team, we have efficient and effective water mitigation tools to help manage threatening conditions as soon as we arrive. Some of these powerful machines include wet vacuums.

How Often Are Wet Vacuums Used?

Considering the frequent need for water removal in New Haven homes, SERVPRO professionals need to stay diligently prepared to help when compromising conditions exist. While submersible pumps and extractors have a place in flood and standing water scenarios, few units in our inventory have the versatility and potential range as wet vacuums do. They do not require considerable power, making them ideal when portable electricity is needed through trailered generators and spider boxes. 

Attachments and Extensions

Multiple attachments can help to improve the function of a wet vacuum in a restoration project. By extending the vacuum's reach or allowing it to reach moisture trapped below the surface of the flooring, we can improve the efficiency of post-water damage restoration and recovery. Some of the most common of these implements include:

  • Light Wands 
  • Weighted Extractors 
  • Squeegee Wands 

Are Pumps Better for Extraction?

Pumps are among the workhorses for substantial extraction needs. Electric submersibles and trash pumps are both capable of managing hundreds of gallons per minute, making them the preferred choice when there are several inches or feet of standing water in the house. Wet vacuums still complete the process in many situations.

Water removal is one of the concentrated and immediate efforts our SERVPRO of New Haven team implements when we begin restoring area homes after disasters. We have multiple devices to assist with this effort, but few have the versatility and mobility of wet vacuums, a staple of our mitigation process. Call today at (203) 234-1100.

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