Water Removal in Plainfield, Indiana

Restorex Disaster Restoration is a water damage restoration contractor that provides expert services in water removal to property owners in Plainfield, Indiana. Restorex also specializes in insurance claims.

Water removal is very important for residential and commercial property owners who have experienced significant water damage.

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If you need the expertise of Restorex Disaster Restoration to help you with a flooded property in Plainfield, Indiana give us a call (317) 315-5071.

We can help you navigate the complicated insurance claims process and ensure that our emergency water removal services, as well as our other professional water damage restoration services, are paid for by your insurance company. 

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How to Remove Water from Residential and Commercial Properties

Water removal is the first and essential part of the water restoration process.

Restorex uses several types of pumps and vacuums to remove bulk water from buildings that have been flooded with water. These include:

Trash pumps (Submersible)

We will use portable trash pumps when the water in a basement or crawlspace is above an inch deep. Trash pumps can be one of the best ways to remove water from basements because of the amount of water they can pump in a minute. They also can use a standard electrical power source found in homes and businesses. This makes these pumps very resourceful.

We will use a submersible trash pump for a flooded basement or flooded crawl space. Usually, a basement floods because the sump pump has failed. Due to the water pressure on the basement walls because of heavy rains, the water will be forced into the basement.

Typically, we will work with a local Plainfield licensed plumber to get the sump pump replaced before we begin our water mitigation services. If the plumber is not able to replace the sump pump because the water level is too high, then we will begin removing the water with trash pumps until he can safely replace the sump pump.

Gas Powered Water Pump

Gas-powered pumps can move a lot of water very quickly. They are the best pumps to use when the water level is above a foot high. We do not use gas-powered pumps as often because it requires unique situations for them to be needed. Typically, a flooded basement or crawlspace will not be high enough to justify using a gas-powered pump.

They can be difficult to use because they need to be primed before they begin removing water and they must have a steady flow of water to remained primed during the water removal process. Usually, a submersible trash pump is preferable over a gas-powered pump.

When water removal requires a gas-powered pump normally there is a major water damage issue or a long time standing water damage issue. Either way, we don’t normally find ourselves in situations that warranted the use of a gas-powered water pump.

Portable Extraction

A portable extraction unit will remove water from a hard surface floor, like concrete, or from a commercial-grade carpet. It uses a wand that can remove small amounts of water from the surface where a submersible pump will fail.

A portable extraction unit is necessary when the water level is low and water damage has occurred in an area of the property where a trailer extraction unit cannot reach. This can be in a basement or on the second story of a home, or in the center of a commercial building.

Weight Assisted Water Removal

Weight-assisted water removal is the best way to remove water from residential carpet and pad. The vacuum wheel uses the weight of the vacuum and water technician to push the water out of the pad and vacuums the water and pumps it into a drain.

Restorex uses a weight-assisted water removal extractor to remove water out of carpet and pad in flooded basements. These extractors do an excellent job of removing water from basements. We can save wet carpets in basements because of this water removal method and give our customers options when they are placing insurance claims.

Trailer Mounted Extraction

The final way our team removes water is by using a trailer-mounted extractor. We use a trailer-mounted extractor to remove water from flooded crawl spaces and to remove water from category 3 jobs. Category 3 water is also known as sewage water or black water.

Sewage water requires special attention and proper disposal. This why we need to store the water that is removed a trailer-mounted tank to dispose of the water properly off-site.

Different Water Removal Areas

Basement Water Removal

When a finished basement floods, water removal is necessary to properly remediate the damage. Most of the water is removed using our weight assisted extractor, which is the best way to remove water from a flooded basement.

If we properly remove the water from the soaked carpet and pad, we can successfully dry the carpet in place, which can be a great opportunity for a homeowner if they don’t want to go through the hassles of replacing the carpet and pad.

Crawl Space Water Removal

When a crawl space floods from heavy rains, a burst pipe, or a sump pump failure, it can be a difficult job to remove the water. Crawl spaces are generally not easy places to get in and out of and they also are not the cleanest places to work.

Removing water from a crawl space requires more time and more planning than a basement or the main level of a home. Normally, we will have to remove the vapor barrier first before we can start extracting the standing water under the home.

Once the vapor barrier has been removed, we can either use a submersible pump, if it is clean water, or we will use our trailer-mounted extractor for sewage water removal.

Flooded crawl spaces require our technicians to wear extra protective equipment when working in a confined space. Typically, we will wear Tyvek suit, gloves, and eye protection. If we are removing category 3 water, then we will also wear a full-face respirator and a rain-suit over our Tyvek suits.

Water Removal from a Hard Surface Floor

When we are removing water from a concrete floor, we will use a special tool called an extraction wand. This wand can provide suction at the surface of the concrete floor and vacuum the smallest amount of water from it. An extraction wand is an excellent tool for removing water from a hard surface floor.

Water Mitigation Services After Water Removal

Water removal is only one part of the water mitigation services needed to properly dry out a property. Once the water is removed the structure will need to be dried to avoid mold growth or secondary damage.

Restorex specializes in drying structures that have been affected by water damage and we can assist in these services after the bulk water has been removed.

These services include using water damage drying equipment to remove the remaining moisture from the structure.

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