Water extraction is the most important part of the water damage remediation process. When water sits around, it becomes more dangerous to deal with and causes more damage. Plus, the likelihood of mold growth increases tenfold after water has been around for more than 48 hours. The extraction process should begin as soon as possible after flooding or other water damage event.
Water extraction can be done a few different ways. A device called a light wand can be used to remove water from areas such as carpeting where it is transferred to a tank. There’s a portable version and a larger version that is mounted to a truck for larger areas of water damage.
A squeegee can also be used for areas such as hardwood floors. This works just like a squeegee you use for windows by pushing water away from the affected area.
Drying mats can also be used to remove water that gets deep into the flooring. These are attached to the floor and water is absorbed from below.
Conventional methods of water extraction include using water pumps and/or wet/dry vacs. Make sure electrocution poses no problems when using any method of water extraction that requires electricity.
Once water is extracted, the process of drying and cleaning the area should immediately follow to avoid mold damage.
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