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How Can I Get Rid of Water Under my House?

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

White mold on boards under a home. When water enters your Bellmore crawl space, call SERVPRO right away.

Why is there so much water beneath my house?

Periods of heavy rainfall can see groundwater levels rising, which can flood crawlspaces and lower regions of your home. Rising water levels beneath your property are a significant cause of concern, and you should reach out to professional water removal experts in Bellmore as soon as possible. SERVPRO technicians can adapt extraction equipment to tight spaces and perform efficiently at draining and drying subterranean areas of the home. 

Can I leave a flooded crawlspace to dry naturally?

Lack of light and ventilation can result in slow evaporation of water in your Bellmore crawlspace. Furthermore, as water evaporates, it can penetrate the underside of your subfloor or the structural frame. Without careful intervention, water in your crawl space can lead to dry rot or water damage on the lower floors of your home. There may also be microbial growth concerns which can spread rapidly through the cavities in your property. 

How can I prevent a flooded crawl space damaging my home?

- Install a vapor barrier to prevent moisture reaching the subfloor

- Proactively reduce standing water levels in a crawlspace using pumps

- Deploy dehumidifiers into the crawlspace to bring relative humidity under control

How do you dry a crawl space?

Crawlspaces are tricky to dry because they frequently have limited or restricted access. You may need to adapt traditionally drying equipment to use in a crawlspace. SERVPRO technicians attach flex hose to the return side of air-moving or extraction equipment to allow us to reach the affected area while keeping the bulkier equipment outside of the crawlspace altogether. By installing ducting and exhausting boards to the crawlspace, we can thoroughly dehumidify it and reduce secondary harm.

If standing water resides underneath your home, contact SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600.

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