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What Water Removal Approaches Work Best in the Apartments of Downtown Chicago?

11/24/2021 (Permalink)

electric water pump basement SERVPRO offers advanced equipment like water pumps and dryers to mitigate water damage in Downtown Chicago

Choosing the right water removal tool is valuable to the fast restoration of Downtown Chicago properties.

When water damages threaten apartments and lofts downtown, we must act quickly. Any disasters in these structures could ultimately affect dozens of residents with the pace that these loss effects can spread. We are an Official SERVPRO Downtown Operator.

Learning the Hurdles of the Extraction

Before water removal in Downtown Chicago apartment buildings can begin, we must evaluate the damage and the location of standing water. Knowing the obstacles preventing efficient extraction allows our team to mobilize to help with the right tools and personnel.

The Advantages of Wet Vacuums

Wet vacuums are the most preferred method of extracting water from a multi-story apartment building, whether several units are affected or just an isolated incident with one residence. There are numerous reasons that our experienced restoration technicians rely on wet vacuums over other extraction options, and these include:

  • Portable – The ease of mobility of wet vacuums is a high consideration when contending with extraction needs on the upper floors of apartment complexes. The available tools are limited to what SERVPRO team members can move up the stairs or service elevators in many cases.
  • Lightweight – Wet vacuums are easier to haul from one section of the damaged building to another, even when used as a holding tank.
  • Versatile – Several attachments can be used with vacuums, including carpet wands, weighted extractors, and more.

The Case for High-Pressure Pumps

When wet vacuums are not sufficient to the level of damage, we have more powerful and productive options in our inventory of tools and devices. High-pressure pumps pull at a higher psi than traditional submersible pumps and vacuums, allowing them to be used over greater heights and distances.

With the bulk of residences in Downtown Chicago being apartments and lofts, our SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City team must be ready to overcome water and flood damage happening several stories above the ground level. Our variety of helpful equipment makes restoration efficient and cost-effective. Give us a call today at (773) 337-3900.

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