Flood waters in your home is the last catastrophe anyone wants to deal with but property owners on the coast understand the dangers of living near the ocean and flooding. Some people like to be prepared and have the equipment needed to remove flood waters on hand to try to DIY their disaster cleanup; while others rely on professional water removal companies to get the job done right.
Some of the equipment needed to remove water from your home can be found at any hardware or home store such as shop vacuums, pumps, and dehumidifiers. However water removal companies have access to industrial grade equipment that makes the job go faster and more efficiently.
Common Industrial Tools for Flood Water Extraction
When it comes to the hazardous conditions that flood waters cause, you want the professional water removal companies handling the disaster cleanup. Some of the tools these companies have at their disposal include
- Light wands/ carpet wands
- Deep extraction tools
- Trash pumps
- Submersible pumps
- High-pressure pumps
- Extraction units
- Personal protection equipment
- Industrial grade cleaning products and chemicals
- Mold remediation chemicals
- Commercial carpet cleaners
- Industrial box fans
While some of this equipment can be purchased through janitorial supply stores or commercial sales, the cost will often outweigh what you would spend on professional water removal companies. Relying on a team of people who cleanup flood damage and complete disaster restoration will cost less and take less time than trying to DIY a disaster as large as flooding.
Cost of Professional Water Removal Services
Professional water removal services will range in price from a few hundred to few thousand dollars depending on the extent of damage and services needed to fully remediate the property. Luckily, homeowner’s insurance and flood protection add-ons can sometimes help cover these costs. You might also have home warranties or appliance warranties that can be applied to water cleanup if the flooding was a result of sump pump or appliance failure.
Make sure to keep ServiceMaster of Charleston’s phone number on speed dial for all your emergency water cleanup needs, 843-806-0982.