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Sufficient Resources Can Ease Commercial Hurricane Water Removal in Affected Arlington Malls

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees sitting around a garage on vehicles looking at equipment. Don’t get caught in the storm, we will help our Arlington community through the water damage. We are prepared and waiting for your call.

SERVPRO knows exactly what to do for your hurricane water damage in Arlington.

The period before and after a hurricane is tense at best for people running commercial centers such as malls. Even though the incoming storm is tracked, you can never tell the actual level of damage likely to occur if it affects your Arlington business center. After the incident is over it is easy to establish damage levels. However, uncertainty can still linger, especially concerning the removal of floodwaters from the structure.

You can expect various challenges when planning to deal with commercial hurricane water removal in your Arlington mall. The expansive spaces mean significant amounts of water remain trapped within the structure. Removing such water requires sufficient resources because leaving it in place to drain out through gravity or other natural forces can lead to severe outcomes. Our SERVPRO technicians use high-pressure pumps. Such pumps have high amounts of lift, making them indispensable for removing water from depressed areas such as parking garages.

Unlike water from other sources, hurricane water is likely to contain different types of debris. Common types of debris include mud, silt, and solid chunks from damaged materials. An ordinary pump may have sufficient lift capacity but prove useless in such conditions. Our SERVPRO technicians can save the day using self-priming trash pumps, which can remove water mixed with debris. We have access to different varieties of the self-priming equipment, including semi-trash, trash, and full trash pumps. With such equipment, we can pump out water with solids ranging from 5/8" to 3" effectively.

Even with access extraction equipment, some challenges can still hinder the removal of water from your commercial center. During hurricanes, power problems are common due to downed power lines. Relying on electric-powered extractors can delay the removal. Suction lift limitations can also reduce efficiency when operating the extraction equipment. Our SERVPRO technicians overcome such problems through preparation. We have some gas or diesel-powered pumps that allow us to operate even when there is no power. We also have electric submersible pumps that overcome suction lift limitations.

If water removal after hurricane devastation seems overwhelming, call SERVPRO of Arlington / Jacksonville East at (904) 721-2230. With our superior equipment and training, it can be "Like it never even happened."

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