Crawl Space Water Damage

No matter how well you take care of your home, crawl spaces are susceptible to water intrusion through plumbing leaks, exterior water intrusion, or groundwater seepage.

These unwanted sources of moisture can wreak havoc on the structural integrity of your home. Moreover, crawl spaces are typically dirt-covered, emphasizing the importance of a properly sealed vapor barrier to prevent moisture-related damage.

As the local experts in disaster restoration, Complete Restoration Services, we're sharing the causes, consequences, and effective solutions for addressing crawl space water damage.

Is Water in a Crawl Space Bad?

If you see water in your crawl space, it is an immediate cause for concern and should not be ignored, no matter how small the leaking appears to be. Promptly addressing the leak or flood is crucial for avoiding any recurring issues and/or potential damage. Potential causes of the accumulated water can include plumbing leaks, exterior water intrusion, and groundwater seepage through the soil.

How Can Water Damage in a Crawl Space Be Repaired?

Our certified technicians at Complete Restoration Services are equipped to promptly assess the situation and take the necessary steps to address any form or magnitude of water damage.

First, we conduct a thorough inspection of the crawl space to examine the extent of the water damage and identify the source of the water entry. We recommend calling a plumber to fix the leak and prevent further water intrusion if the issue stems from a plumbing problem.

Our technicians are equipped with a wide variety of tools to remove water as needed, including air movers, dehumidifiers, heaters, and other extraction equipment. These tools eliminate excess moisture and reduce risk of mold growth. We also apply an antimicrobial agent to inhibit mold growth as a preventative measure. If mold is present, we will also perform remediation to ensure a clean and safe environment.

In cases of severe water damage, it may be necessary for us to remove the HVAC ducting and vapor barrier. This allows for thorough drying and ensures proper restoration of your crawl space. Once it’s dried, we will reinstall everything to restore the space to its pre-damage condition.

After repairs are made, it is crucial to take preventative measures to minimize the risk of future water intrusion in your crawl space. For example, proper landscaping and drainage systems are essential to ensure the ground slopes away from the home and therefore prevent water from pooling along the foundation.

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CRS equipment to air out crawlspace

Trust Complete Restoration Services for Your Crawl Space Water Damage Restoration?

Choose Complete Restoration Services with confidence for your crawl space water damage restoration needs. Our technicians are IICRC certified, ensuring their expertise in effectively mitigating water damage in crawl spaces. With a commitment to excellence, we utilize advanced equipment and techniques to assess and restore your crawl space, bringing it back to its pre-damage condition.

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When disaster strikes, call Complete Restoration Services in Boise, ID. We offer 24/7 service for immediate emergency response.

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