Water Damage Removal – 4 Types of Equipment Used in the Process

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Water Damage Removal – 4 Types of Equipment Used in the Process

Equipment used in water damage repair

Equipment Frequently Used In Water Damage Repair

It’s inevitable for water damage to strike, whether in residential and commercial properties. When a flood occurs brought by a natural calamity, both homeowners and property managers should take prompt actions to deal with the situation, where the ultimate goal is to resolve the water damage emergency and get your daily operations up and running again. When water damage isn’t resolved quickly, remember that irreversible, costly damages will then occur in your home or business establishment.

Experts typically use various pieces of equipment and techniques in battling water problems. In this article, we will share four common types of equipment commonly used to restore water damage to your property:

Frequently Used Equipment In Water Damage Repair

1. Truck-mounted vacuum

 Also known as a vacuum truck, a truck-mounted vacuum is an industrial vacuum cleaner that is mounted on the back of a truck or trailer and is used in outdoor and hard-to-reach places. It may look like a vacuum cleaner, yet, it works very efficiently in cleaning up water. Powered by electricity, it is able to suck up water at high speeds. However, it should not be submerged, otherwise, it will break or get malfunctioned.

 2. Dehumidifier

 A dehumidifier is a vital piece of equipment that is usually utilized after a flood, as it stops mold and mildew from growing and impacting your property. High humidity increases moisture problems and leads to greater property damages. For a flood in a large area, it’s best to utilize a high-capacity dehumidifier to address the water problem. Also, a low-temperature dehumidifier keeps the humidity level at 50 percent, helping restore your damaged property.

 3. Air mover 

An air mover is also called an air blower which does exactly what its name indicates. It is an extremely high-powered fan driving air into the flooded zone to keep the area dry as quickly as possible. The air is then circulated in the flooded zone to prevent the growth of mold and mildew. This piece of equipment works well on carpeting and carpet pads (under the carpeting) due to its high-powered capacity.

4. Negative air machine 

A negative air machine consists of ducts used to get rid of tainted air from a closed controlled area. The filtered air is then exhausted outside of the area while creating negative air pressure as a vacuum effect inside the controlled area. It’s best used for properties with sewage water where microorganisms need to be removed from the air. That way, it makes the impacted area or space in your property clean, hygienic, and dry.


At this point, you now realize that using the right tools and equipment to clean up after water damage is crucial in protecting your impacted property. Whether it is a truck-mounted vacuum, dehumidifier, air mover, or negative air machine, all these pieces of equipment and machine are useful and beneficial in addressing water damage situations. Ultimately, working with a professional water restoration company can make all the difference in addressing your water problem and restoring your property.

We provide a wide range of restoration services in Utah, from floor installation to mold remediation up to flood removal. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help!