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Dealing With Standing Water In Lake Wylie

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

Standing water in your Clover area home or business may require professionals with professional equipment.

When there is two feet or more of standing water in your commercial building in Lake Wylie,SC or Clover area the entire remediation process can feel a little overwhelming. How do you even start addressing this problem? You can't pull a plug to let the water drain out. Instead, you need to hire a local storm damage remediation team that has the equipment needed to remove flood-level waters from your building.

Prepare the Area

Before anyone can get in to start removing water, you need to make sure your building is ready for workers. This means turning off all electricity. If you leave the power on, the water may conduct the electricity and pose a major safety hazard. If your building has several fuse boxes, you may be able to leave power on to areas that are not affected by the waters. This will allow your team to run the equipment needed to clean up the flooding.

Use Specialized Machinery

A simple shop vac isn't going to be enough to drain two feet of flooding from your commercial basement. Instead, your remediation expert will have to pull out the big bugs. You may see specialized gear get used on your project, including the following:

• Trash pump
• Truck mount
• Sump pump

The exact machinery used will depend on your situation. For example, if the water includes sludge from sewage, the professionals will have to use a pump that can handle solids as well as liquids.

Finish Removing Water

Once the standing water has been drained, the water-removal process is not finished. You have to make sure your Lake Wylie building is completely dry before you start the remediation process. This can mean tearing out waterlogged flooring, drywall and ceiling tiles. You may also need to use a dehumidifier to suck out as much moisture as possible.

In order to deal with two feet of standing water, you need to work with a professional that has access to specialized equipment. If you try to handle this type of cleanup on your own, you may end up allowing secondary damage to take place. River Hills Plantation is one of the largest gated communities in the Lake Wylie area.

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