What To Do If Your Crawl Space Floods
If you have a crawl space under your house, it may flood at one point in time. While this is something you obviously don’t want to happen, it is something that you should be prepared for just in case. This way, you can get things remediated and handled afterwards as soon as possible. If you do not take care of things fast, mold can grow, you can have structural issues at the property, and more.
We have some tips listed below for what you should do if you run into the unfortunate situation of your crawl space flooding.
1. Remove the Water
The first step is to get rid of all of the water that is still left in the crawl space. You can use a wet-vac, sweep it out, or use a pump. Make sure to dump or drain the water far away from your house.
2. Remove Wet Materials
If anything you stored down there is wet or if the insulation is soaked, remove it. Some things you can try to dry out, but most things should be thrown out and replaced.
3. Use a Dehumidifier
Bring a dehumidifier in and have it run at about 30 to 45% for a few hours so that it can properly dry out the area. It may take up to ten hours to be fully dried. You can use light bulbs to speed up the process.
4. Call Chad Love Services for Crawl Space Encapsulation
There are also a number of things you can to do protect your crawl space from flooding in the first place. You can put down a vapor barrier on the ground, add a sump pump to the crawl space, or do crawl space encapsulation. Professionals like those at Chad Love Services can assist you with these preventative measures.
Make sure that you know what to do if your crawl space ever floods. Having this knowledge can help keep the problem from getting worse. If you have any questions about this, give our experts a call and we can gladly assist!