Your crawl space is the area in your home that is similar to a basement but much smaller (thus the term). It is a convenient place for plumbing, electrical and HVAC access and is typically vented to allow for circulation. However, like basements, crawl spaces are very prone to water damage, mold growth and pest infestation. So how do you keep it in good shape? Trusted fire and smoke restoration experts Special Touch Restoration shares a few tips.
Since your crawl space is below ground and is seldom checked out, water damage is often left undiscovered until it is too late. Out of sight and out of mind, right? Unfortunately, this is the wrong attitude to adopt when it comes to your crawl space.
Water damage in your crawl space, if left unchecked, can cause severe structural damage to your home’s foundation and wreak havoc on your electrical systems. Sitting water, if not pumped out, will host bacteria and other contaminants that will eventually make their way into your home and will pose serious health risks.
What To Do To Protect Your Home and Your Family?
One of the best things you can do to keep your crawl space in good shape is to consider crawl space encapsulation. Crawl space encapsulation creates a moisture barrier between your crawl space and the earth to keep water out.
A specialist can also install a sump pump if your crawl space is prone to flooding to remove standing water immediately as it occurs. If humidity is an issue, a dehumidifier will also be installed to manage humidity and condensation levels in your crawl space.
From smoke damage restoration to biohazard cleanup, Special Touch Restoration has the skills and expertise to get the job done right. If you are suffering from a constantly flooded crawl space, be sure to give us a call at (256) 330-4822 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free inspection with one of our experts.