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Not So Easy in Nashville!! SERVPRO Knows How to Extract Water from Your Home

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Not So Easy in Nashville!! SERVPRO Knows How to Extract Water from Your Home Need More Than a Squeegee for Water Removal in Your Nashville Property? Better Call SERVPRO!

Emergency Water Removal for Our Nashville Residents

Water pipes are often not insulated in the home, particularly when traveling into cellar spaces or through garages. Plumbing systems are suitably robust. However, as they age, they become more susceptible to temperature changes or pressure. These elements cause the materials to expand and retract which, over time can loosen connections or split the pipes. When that happens, water can leak rapidly and require extraction.

It is rare that homeowners own the type of equipment needed to perform extraction themselves. Water removal in Nashville requires industrial scale equipment to get the job down fast and reduce the likelihood of permanent damage. SERVPRO has an emergency call line that operates 24 hours a day and can send a trained technician to your property within four hours of notification of loss.

Generally, when standing water is over two inches high, it needs to be pumped. We use gas-powered fully submersible pumps to help remove excess before moving in with extraction wands to treat saturated carpets or floorboards. When water levels are below two inches, we may not need to use pumps and move straight onto extraction equipment.

The primary technique for removing excess water is to extract. Extractors come in various sizes and can be scaled to depending on the extent of the spill. If the water is below five gallons, we can use portable extractors which are nimble and precise. Where there is extensive spillage, truck-mounted extractors can be brought in with storage tanks of more than one hundred gallons. A SERVPRO technician can access either type after inspecting the affected area.

Extraction equipment uses a vacuum component to help lift water from saturated carpets or fabrics. These need to be managed carefully as aggressive usage can damage carpets which are up to 50% weaker when drenched in water. SERVPRO technicians are trained to perform light, repeated pass overs that reduce the pressure put on wet materials and mitigates against further damages.

If you need rapid water extraction, contact SERVPRO of South Nashville at (615) 331-0200 now.

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