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Equipment & Safety Precautions Used in Water Removal

12/8/2022 (Permalink)

Dehumidifier Dehumidifiers are used to remove moisture from the air.

Equipment & Safety Precautions Used in Water Removal

Water damage is one of the most dangerous and expensive types of property damage. After removal can be simple at times, but sometimes professional water damage restoration is needed. 

Water Extraction

Water extraction is the process of removing water from homes or businesses after floods, leaks, or other water damage events. Water can be removed by professional contractors or property owners using pumps and/or suction devices.

It's important to have your home dried out as soon as possible after a flood or leak because mold, bacteria, and other contaminants will begin to grow in the presence of moisture.


Dehumidifiers are used to remove moisture from the air. You can buy a dehumidifier and use it to remove moisture from the air in your home or business.

Dehumidifiers usually come with an electronic control panel, which allows you to adjust the temperature of the room and turn on an automatic shut-off feature in case of emergencies. The controls also allow you to set specific humidity levels for each room in your home (depending on how severe its dampness problem is).

Air Scrubbers

Air scrubbers are machines used to remove water from the air. They can be rented or purchased, and they can be used in commercial or residential settings.

Air scrubbers work by drawing air into their internal filter system and then forcing it through a bed of activated charcoal, which traps the moisture within itself. This method is effective at removing mold spores and preventing them from spreading throughout your property. Air scrubbers are often paired with dehumidifiers when drying out a building after flooding occurs because they work together synergistically:


Air and moisture can be removed from the area with fans. When a fan is used, it will help to dry out the area faster and make it safer for you to enter. Fans should only be used if there is no risk of electrocution. In some cases, fans can be used in conjunction with dehumidifiers to speed up the drying process. However, it's best to let a professional handled any water damage cleanup work because of potential hazards associated with electrical equipment or mold growth.

If you're looking for an affordable way to dry out your home after a flood or other type of water damage event has occurred, then using several oscillating fans strategically placed throughout your home may help get things dried out quickly.

Containment Barriers

Containment barriers are used to contain water on the surface before it is removed. Containment barriers are made of plastic or rubber and are placed around the source of water removal. The material used in containment barriers will depend on the type of material being removed and how large an area needs to be covered by a containment barrier. Containment barriers should be set up in combination with fans and dehumidifiers so that there is no chance for any water to escape from behind the barrier while it's being removed by commercial-grade equipment such as pumps, etc.

Getting Professional Help to Handle Water Removal in Your Property

If you have water damage in your Forest Park, OK home or property, it’s important to get professional help. You need to make sure that all the necessary equipment and safety precautions are used during the process of water removal.

The first thing you should check is whether the technicians working on your property have proper training and certification. If they do not have these things, then they probably aren’t qualified enough to handle a situation like this one.

You also want to make sure that they will be using proper waste disposal methods while removing all those unwanted liquids from your home or business property. This means that they will either dispose of them themselves or take them directly where they need to go so that no harm can come from them being around other people who might put themselves at risk by encountering these harmful substances without protection first being put into place beforehand before any work begins taking place!

Water removal is a complicated process, and it’s important to take the time to learn about water removal before you tackle it yourself. If you need help with any aspect of water removal, contact us today!

What to Do if Water Heater Leaks?

11/4/2022 (Permalink)

Water Heater Take it seriously when your water heater leaks.

What to Do if Water Heater Leaks?

A leaking water heater is a serious threat to your Spencer, OK home, but it's not difficult to fix. In this guide, I'll talk about the different kinds of leaks you can expect from your tankless or conventional water heater and what you need to do if your tank starts to leak.

Water heater leaks are a serious threat to your home.

Leaking water heaters can cause extensive damage to your home and belongings, including the foundation, walls, and flooring. Water heater leaks can also lead to mold growth if not taken care of quickly.

Determine the source of the leak.

To address the problem, you need to determine the source of the leak. Look for signs of water damage around your home and check for signs of leaks on your water heater. If you can’t find anything that suggests a leak, then it’s time to call in a professional.

Draining the tank will help you do a temporary repair.

If you have access to the tank, you can use a bucket or hose to drain it. Be careful not to damage the tank while doing this. You shouldn't use a power drill for this job because it can cause damage and could break the tank if the drill bit becomes stuck inside.

Once you've drained all the water from your water heater, check for leaks in the drain valve and on both sides of where you removed your thermocouple earlier (if applicable). If there are no leaks, turn on your faucet until cold water begins flowing out of it—you don't want hot water coming out while checking for any remaining liquid! Once cold water starts flowing freely out of your faucet, let go of its handle and watch as steam rises into your bathroom sink or bathtub (or wherever else). If no steam comes out when releasing pressure after turning off the hot water flow at point A above, then there's still air trapped inside somewhere; repeat steps 1-4 until all air is gone from the inside system before proceeding with testing further down below.

Try these 5 temporary fixes while you're waiting for a replacement or permanent repair.

  • Check the pressure relief valve

If your water heater leaks, it could be because of a malfunctioning pressure relief valve. The pressure relief valve is attached to your hot water heater and opens when there's too much pressure inside the tank. It allows excess steam or hot water to escape until things settle down again. A clogged or broken valve will cause the pipes in your home to burst, so it's important that you keep an eye on this part of your system and make sure it functions properly. To test if this may be the cause of any leaks:

  • Turn off all faucets and flush all toilets in your home before turning off the water supply to your hot water heater at its shutoff lever (a red knob located near where you turn on hot water).
  • Look for signs that indicate whether or not there are any problems with either type of leak:  - If dryness around joints indicates expansion joint leaks; if wetness around joints indicates expansion joint leaks; or if rust stains on ceilings indicate pipe bursting.

If you do manage to stop a water heater leak, replace it as soon as possible.

If you do manage to stop a water heater leak, replace it as soon as possible. Replacing a water heater is a serious project that should be done by a professional. Don't try to do it yourself—you could make the situation worse.

Delaying the replacement of your unit can increase the chance of more damage being done. The longer you wait, the more leaks there are likely to be and the greater chance that you'll need expensive repairs.

A leak in your water heater could cause damage to your home and belongings if it's not dealt with promptly.

A leak in your water heater could cause damage to your home and belongings if it's not dealt with promptly. If you notice any signs of leaking, it's important to find out the source of the problem as soon as possible.

If you have small children or pets, it's crucial that you take care of leaks immediately. Water heaters should be kept at least three feet away from anything that might cause an accident if there were a leak.

If your water heater leaks, take it seriously. If the leak is small, you can use these tips to temporarily stop the flow of water until you have time to fix it. However, if the problem is more serious or if your home is at risk of flooding due to a leaky hose connection or faulty valve then you should call a professional immediately.