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What equipment is used to extract water from my Washington County property after a water damage?

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

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Water Damage Caused by Flooding

Once your home or commercial property gets water damage due to flooding, our crew will come out to access the damage. We will need to extract the water from your property because extraction is a critical step to removing moisture from a structure. The more excess water restorers remove with extraction equipment, the less time they will spend to evaporate and dehumidify the remaining moisture with drying equipment. Various types of extraction tools are used to remove water from flooring. These are:

  • extraction units
  • light wands
  • deep extraction tools
  • submersible pumps


Extraction Units

Extractors can be portable units or large truck-mounted units. 

A portable extractor is extremely flexible since it can be taken into almost any area of the structure. They do require electricity to operate, so power will have to be provided from the facility or a generator.


Truck-mounted extractors offer a more powerful vacuum compared to portables. They run off the work vehicle’s fuel, so no on-site power is needed

Light Wands

Light wands or “carpet wands” are used for water extraction. The light wand is appropriate for the initial water removal and extracting water from glue-down carpet. It is also effective in removing residual water on the surface of carpets after a stationary tool has been used. When the pad is being removed, the light wand is appropriate since you are not trying to remove all the water from the pad.

Deep Extraction Tools

There are various types of deep extraction tools that can be attached to an extractor.


Self-propelled extraction tools are powered by an independent motor that moves the unit over carpet at a consistent rate. These devices compress carpet and pad, squeeze out water, and remove water through the vacuum system of an extractor.

Stationary tools are able to extract water from carpet and pad using only the weight of the water damage restoration professional standing upon the device. A vacuum system is attached to the device, pulling water through a series of tiny holes in the base of the unit. Stationary tools are available in various sizes.

If you have water damage due to a flood in your Pewaukee or Sussex home, call SERVPRO of Southern Washington County at 262.229.7522 today!

Hurricane Prep Week

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

Hurricane Prep Week Hurricane Prep Week

Being prepared for a disaster such as a hurricane can make all the difference in safety as well as damages. Each day this week we will be posting tips that can help you be prepared for a hurricane or any other major event. There is always comfort in having peace of mind knowing that you are ready.


First things First:

Start by creating an emergency ready plan for your family that includes emergency meeting places in your home, neighborhood and outside your neighborhood. You should make copies of your Family Emergency Ready Plan for each member of the household to carry in his or her wallet, backpack or purse. You should also post a copy in a central place at home.
You can create your own emergency ready plan at https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/2021-04/family-emergency-communication-plan.pdf

Richfield, Wisconsin Cabin Water Damage

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

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This Richfield, Wisconsin Cabin had moisture coming in from roof damage

This cabin located in Richfield, Wisconsin had moisture coming in from recent damage to its roof. SERVPRO of Southern Washington County removed the tongue and groove wood ceiling, the insulation and dried out the affected materials. This photo really shows how high and intricate the ceiling was. The homeowner was pleased that we took such pride in our work in restoring their cabin back to its condition. This is what we live for- we want to help make your water or fire damage "Like it never even happened."

If your property has suffered a water damage, then give us a call. Estimates are always free.

Call SERVPRO of Southern Washington County at 262.229.7522 today. 

Faster to your Germantown, Wisconsin Water Damage Event

3/29/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO of Southern Washington County provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Southern Washington County

We are prepared, highly trained, and ready to help!

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Southern Washington County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Southern Washington County arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Does your commercial or residential property need emergency services? Call us today at 262.229.7522! We are 24/7/365! 

We will make it "Like it never even happened."