Ineffective water damage restoration doesn’t do much good. It leaves behind a lot of excess water, fails to prevent mold growth, lowers the value of your Lees Summit property, and leaves your possessions more damaged than they needed to be. Without the right tools, however, poor water damage restoration is inevitable. Below are a few of the most important tools involved in the water damage restoration process that our restoration experts at Kade Cleaning Systems use for any emergency water removal needs.
The right pump can make all the difference in quickly removing flood water from a home. Professional restoration companies have high powered pumps that they can use throughout your home to quickly remove water. You can also do this on your own. Sump pumps are very affordable pumps that you can install in your basement or crawl space. In the event of a flood, they will pump a large amount of the floodwater out of your home. If you don’t already have a sump pump, it is worth considering buying one. Most models go for under $200 and are incredibly effective at quickly removing floodwater.
Dehumidifiers are very helpful for drying out a room that the water has been removed from. However, you don’t want to use just any dehumidifier to do this. Small dehumidifiers that you would typically buy for a room aren’t large enough to be of any meaningful help. Even if you did use one, you would need to replace the water pan so often that it would be more of a hassle than it is worth. At Kade Cleaning Systems we have industrial dehumidifiers that are very effective at sucking moisture out of a room and speeding up the drying process.
While most vacuums are meant to suck up solid materials, wet vacs are used to suck up water. They aren’t a necessity for water damage cleanup, but they certainly speed up the process. If the flooding is significant, then it is more likely that they will be utilized. Shop vacs can also be used to suck up and remove floodwater. Although, make sure that your shop vac is rated for use with water before using it to do so. If it is not rated for use with water, then using to remove flood water would likely ruin it.
Sometimes, simplicity is the best option. Fans increase natural air circulation throughout the home and will allow the water to evaporate and dry out more quickly. Our team in Lees Summit uses industrial fans specifically designed for water damage restoration. They make a huge difference in how quickly your home is back to normal and prevent mold growth.
Air scrubbers are very helpful in removing contaminants in the air. Negative air pressure from this water damage restoration equipment can control the growth of harmful microorganisms and make sure that the whole room is clean and dry. The fans will be positioned and adjusted to provide maximum drying. Another important function of air scrubbers is that they remove undesirable odors making your home much more pleasant to be in after a flood.
When you have a water damage emergency, it is important that you find yourself a trained team to assist with the removal of the water. This will allow for minimal emergencies and lower costs for you and your home. So do not wait! Contact them today!