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Commercial Water Extraction Services: 3 Classes of Water To Extract

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO offers extensive water extraction services for commercial customers.

Water extraction services are necessary when water damages your commercial property. Commercial water damage can come from various sources such as rain, overflowing toilets, or dishwasher overflow, and each is uniquely classified. The professionals at SERVPRO are often called for water extraction services to remove unwanted water from a property and extract all remaining moisture out of the building materials before repairs. 

Throughout the greater Atlanta area, SERVPRO of North Fulton has become the go-to resource for professional water extraction. This blog post will go over an in-depth description of what water extraction is and the three classifications of water damage according to the IICRC. Read on to find out why our commercial customers always choose us as their primary restoration resource. 

What is water extraction?

In the restoration industry, water extraction is defined as the removal of excess water from the flooring and structure of a property. Water extraction needs to be performed by professional water restorers with qualified certifications and the know-how to use water extraction equipment properly. 

When your commercial property has water damage, you will want to quickly call for water extraction services to avoid secondary water damages. The water extraction professional will ensure the source of water damage is stopped, extract all visible and non-visible water, dry the structure, and dehumidify the water-damaged area.

Equipment needed for water extraction services

To provide the best water extraction services, the professionals at SERVPRO use a powerful truck-mounted water extractor vacuum as their main piece of water extraction equipment. A water extraction vacuum is useful for extracting standing water on the ground, water seeping into the carpet, and water damage in hard-to-reach areas like crawl spaces. 

A professional water restorer will also install air movers and dehumidifiers to remove all water from the structure and the air to assure high-quality water extraction. Water extraction equipment paired with a professional team with IICRC certifications will ensure a dry property.

3 classification of water to extract

All of the water extraction experts here at SERVPRO have been certified by the IICRC. During the certification classes, the water restorer will be tested on the classifications of water and the proper way to extract each classification of water damage. The 3 classifications of water damage:

1) Clean water

According to the IICRC, clean water is caused by leaks from pipes, plumbing fixtures, or leaking appliances. Clean water damages are the easiest to extract because they do not contain bacteria or pathogens.

2) Greywater

Greywater is water damage caused by contaminated water, including water from a toilet bowl, dishwasher, or washing machine.

3) Blackwater

Blackwater damage is caused by outdoor flooding and sewage. Blackwater damage is the toughest to extract because the water restoration professional needs to wear PPE and take extra safety precautions when dealing with highly contaminated water.

How much does water extraction cost?

The cost for water extraction services will vary on the amount of damage present and the classification of water that needs extracting. Water damage to a commercial property will commonly be covered by insurance, but only when the water extraction is handled by a certified professional with proper water-extracting equipment.

Contact SERVPRO for water extraction services.

Water extraction services are necessary for any business that suffers from water damage. Water extraction services are offered by SERVPRO and include the following:

  • Quick response time to your commercial property (24/48 hour)
  • IICRC certified professionals
  • Professional use of drying equipment and antimicrobials

Contact SERVPRO of North Fulton if you need help with water extractions in your commercial property today!SERVPRO provides fast, professional cleanup for all classifications of water damage. We have crews on call 24/7, ready to be at your property.

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