Commercial Water Removal

After a water loss, the time it takes to begin commercial water removal is critical. Whether it is from a broken pipe, a sewage backup, or an act of god it is imperative that you act fast. A key step of water damage restoration is extraction. The ability to extract water in large volumes at an accelerated rate will limit damages.
Our restoration specialists understand the effects of water on commercial building materials. An important part of our training includes water removal from commercial structures. They know the fastest ways to perform commercial water extraction.
You won’t see any shop vacs when we start extracting water. Industrial water extractors and pumps are what we use. Unlike most off the shelf equipment, this commercial water extraction equipment is powerful. Water damage doesn’t stand a chance.

Why Fast Water Removal is Important for your Business

Water removal from your facility occurs 2 ways, commercial water extraction or evaporation. If you take a wet towel and wring it out compared to throwing it in a corner, which one dries faster? The damp towel that had water removed, or the towel that is still soaking wet? Once the water extraction is complete, evaporative drying takes over. The amount of energy involved in turning a liquid into a gas is much higher than extracting. Evaporative drying takes longer so the more water removed by extraction the better. A thorough extraction will reduce your dry time.
Many materials used in commercial construction are hygroscopic. Hygroscopic means that water is absorbs with little effort. When standing water is in your facility it begins evaporating. As evaporation increases, so does the humidity. The hygroscopic material then draws moisture into them from the surrounding environment.
Building materials without commercial water removal and drying services will reach equilibrium. Equilibrium means that the hygroscopic material will no longer release or absorb moisture. In other words, the material will not dry.
This science applies when you are in need of commercial water extraction. Fast water extraction limits evaporation which limits absorption. Waiting to extract water will increase the time and cost of restoration. It is crucial during commercial water extraction to remove excess water fast.

Our Commercial Water Extraction Equipment

Our industrial tools and equipment maximize the efficiency of commercial water extraction. Matching the equipment and tools to the job is part of the process. It’s all about completing the extraction as fast as possible to get you back in business faster.

Commercial Water Pumps

Commercial water pumps are excellent to extract standing water. These pumps work best in areas that tend to hold water after a loss. Engineering sub-basements and elevator shafts present ideal situations for these tools. Submersible pumps use a discharge hose to remove water from a submerged position. A surface pump extracts water with an engine or motor located outside the flooded area. Either electric motors or internal combustion engines with an intake and discharge hose. They are available in various sizes for different commercial water extraction applications

Commercial Water Extraction Units

Units with enough vacuum capability can extract water from structures, systems, and contents. When pumps are not available these units can remove standing water but are not as efficient. The extracted water is either pumped into a sanitary sewer system or captured in a holding tank. Water extraction units include both portable and truck-mounted units.
Powerful truck-mounted units in vans and trucks provide quick commercial extraction. Hoses of up to 500 yards allow for a wide range of use. Inside the vehicle, a wastewater tank captures the water removed from the facility. That water is then disposed of according to the local regulations. Truck-mounted units use combustion engines or are PTO driven. We have truck mounted extractors of all sizes and are a fast choice for extraction.
Buildings with limited access may need portable extractors. Our portable extractor of choice is the Phoenix Hydro-X Xtreme Xtractor. It is the most effective and efficient portable extraction tool on the market. The Hydro-X Xtreme Xtractor’s patented Suction Roller provides both suction and compression. This forces water to the surface then pulls the water away, not allowing it to reabsorb. No other portable extractor today can match it in commercial water removal.

Commercial Water Extraction Tools

Different commercial water extraction tools remove water from specific surfaces. There are a variety of tools that perform water removal using a vacuum hose to an extraction unit. These include light wands, weighted drag tools, stationary tools, and self-propelled units. The different tools are appropriate for commercial water extraction from specific surfaces.
Light Wand: A light wand attached to a water extraction unit is a very effective non-weighted tool. Used for initial water removal, extracting water from glue-down, and padded carpet. It removes residual water on the surface of the carpet after the use of stationary tools.
Hard Surface Wand: Designed for standing water on hard surfaces. Important for commercial water extraction it incorporates a non-abrasive head. This minimizes the risk of causing damage to flooring surfaces.
Weighted Drag Tool: Generally used by commercial water extraction teams on carpeted surfaces. It is a vacuum head compressed into the carpet by weight and a roller. Drug across the surface of the carpet it extracts water from the carpet and pad below.
Stationary Tool: Rectangular panels with many holes or slots in the base. Used for removing water from carpet and pad during commercial water extraction. The unit is stood on which creates a vacuum seal by compressing the carpet and pad. As the water extraction is complete the unit moves across the floor in a systematic pattern.
Self-Propelled Unit: Self Propelled units incorporate a motor and speed control mechanism. During commercial water extraction, the operator rides it providing the weight for compression. These units provide a consistent rate of water extraction over large areas.