Niagara Falls Flooding? Call SERVPRO for Water Extraction--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster!
Extraction Without Power in Flooded Niagara Falls Homes
After flood damage incidents, without the express involvement of competent electricians, it is customary to sever the power to Niagara Falls structures until these potential hazards can get successfully identified. In many scenarios, our SERVPRO professionals must lower the standing water level beneath electrical outlets and other live points to prevent shock hazards when the power gets restored. Extraction without available electricity might seem complicated, but we have several tools up to the task.
Overcoming flood damage in Niagara Falls homes begins with assessing the full extent of this damage and scoping out the work to get done. Because we have various extraction tools available to our professionals, choosing the right equipment can be the difference in days' worth of drying and recovery time. We have three primary approaches regarding extraction and eventual drying without active electricity when our team first arrives.
Truck-mount options are engine-driven pump systems that offer a powerful suction of the standing water. Depending on the circumstances, we can store the water in the tank truck for removal in a different area, or we can discharge it into sanitary sewer lines.
Gas-Powered Trash Pumps
While not as portable as electric submersible pumps traditionally used for removing standing water from houses, gas-powered trash pumps can offer a consistent removal of water from the damaged area. With a larger intake, these units can move solids floating in the floodwater. Often these units must get placed outside to allow for proper ventilation of the exhaust from the engine.
Another solution for many of the water damage situations that our SERVPRO team provides is the portable generator. These offer consistent power to run machines like electric sump pumps, wet vacuums, and drying units.
Losing power after a flood damage situation is more common than you might think. Our SERVPRO of North Niagara County team has several strategies to overcome this potential setback and still provide consistent water removal for maximum drying efficiency. Give our professionals a call anytime that you need us at (716) 299-0330.