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What To Know About Crawlspace Water

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo. Start by contacting a restoration professional who can identify the source of the water.

If you have a wet crawl space in your Baton Rouge, LA, home, you may be wondering how the water got there and what to do about it. Here are a few things you may wish to know.

1. How Water Gets in the Crawlspace

Water can get into a crawlspace a number of ways. There may be storm flooding, landscaping sloped in such a way that water flows toward the house, a leaking water line, a downspout issue, or even subterranean water. Any of these issues can lead to water pooling in the crawlspace and causing issues.

2. How this Can Affect Your Home

One of the main problems caused by a continuously wet crawl space is the possibility of mold problems. When flood water or other moisture problems are left unattended it creates the humidity that mold spores need to grow. Add this to dark conditions and plenty of organic material frequently available under a home, and mold has exactly the type of environment it needs to grow. Fortunately, a restoration service can help with this problem as well as the water damage.

3. How This Problem Can Be Fixed

One of the first steps when dealing with crawlspace water is to contact a local water damage restoration service. These professionals can help identify the source of the water problem, remove the water, address any related issues such as mold, and dry the area. They may also be able to help you take mitigation steps around your home to avoid any future water issues.

It’s important to take care of a wet crawl space as quickly as possible to help avoid potential mold problems. Start by contacting a restoration professional who can identify the source of the water. Once the water source is identified it can be fixed and the area dried. If you have any questions a professional should be able to help.

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