Removing water from a home can be an expensive and time consuming task. Using water extraction equipment can help to remove most of the worst damage from the house. Water extraction equipment comes in a variety of forms, from simple mops and buckets to large machines that need a driver. The type of water extraction equipment that will work best for you depends on the type of home you have, and the type of water damage you have sustained.
Water is a pain in the neck to remove from carpets and furniture. Many experts will advise you to throw the whole mess away and collect the insurance. If you are reluctant to do so, there are alternatives. Home cleaning businesses will have a large machine, somewhat like a vacuum, which will draw the water up into the tubes, and leave the carpet dry. It is not a long-term solution, but it can help carpets and fabrics to dry more quickly.
Wood flooring is another difficult area to dry. Water can easily slip between the pores of a wooden area. It can cause a great deal of trouble during humid periods. Try drying wood floors with a fan. You can also use a hair-dryer on a low or cool heat setting.