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We Have the Right Extraction Equipment for Your Water Loss

6/28/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has been a leader in the restoration business for over 50 years. Our highly trained technicians have access to the best equipment in the industry to make your home or business “like it never even happened.” We get lots of calls regarding water losses, and while no two jobs are exactly alike, they all start the same way, extracting the water. Below is a brief description of the extraction tools we use and how they work.

Light Wand

This is used to extract water from the surface of the carpet. While this is just the first step removing water it greatly reduces the weight of the water and slows down the migration of the water into the carpeting. While this may be affective if no underlay is present, such as glue-down carpet, other extraction tools would need to be used is pad is being saved.

Squeegee Wand

Squeegee or squeegee wands are the best tool to use when extracting water from hard surfaces. They use a cleaning head with a rubber strip around the perimeter to create a good seal.

Vacuum Sealed Extraction

This is a form of deep extraction and is used to remove water from the carpet and pad. Vacuum sealed extractors have a base technicians stand on, the extra weight provides a tight seal allowing water to be extracted from carpet and pad at the same time. This technique is best used on small areas such as closets, or around the perimeter of a room.

Weighted Compression Extraction

This is another form of deep extraction and the most effective for large areas. Most are mechanical and govern their own speed which provides consistent extraction which is critical for the effectiveness of the extraction process. This equipment has a heavier base the technicians stand and ride on to create a tight seal to pull water from deep down in the carpet and pad.

While all extraction tools rely on the principle of airflow each of these machines are different and play an important role in the extraction process based on material, affected area and accessibility. If you experience a water loss in your home or business call SERVPRO of Central Auglaize/Hardin/Logan Counties, where we have the tools and technicians to make it “like it never even happened.”

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