Is Water Damage Being Stored in Your Orlando Crawlspace?
After long periods of heavy rainfall, you may discover excess water in the crawlspaces of your home. These areas can be challenging to restore by yourself for several reasons. Access points may be small, or the ground is dirt or mud resulting in grey or black water contamination issues. Also, ground settling may create uneven footings that could be dangerous and the presence of loose wiring and electrics. Using a professional to restore these areas ensures your safety and the long-term health of your property.
We have expert technicians available for the restoration of water damage in Orlando and the surrounding area. We also have a specific method for restoring crawlspaces that may have excess moisture resulting from slow leaks or heavy rainfall. The biggest challenge we face is finding a way to bring in specific equipment like dehumidifiers or extraction units. We may also need to temporarily remove insulation to gain proper access to the affected area.
Since crawlspaces are often narrow and enclosed, any water residing there's slow to evaporate naturally. SERVPRO can combat this by blocking off foundation vents and putting up drying tents to create a closed drying system. A closed drying system allows us to concentrate our efforts on a particular area of the crawlspace by establishing artificial airflow and dehumidification. We use a combination of rapid air-movers fitted with large flex hoses to evaporate moisture with desiccant dehumidifiers deployed to remove moisture from the air.
Throughout drying a crawlspace, SERVPRO monitors the relative humidity using thermal hygrometers and moisture content readings from insulation or structure. This measuring ensures that the restoration procedure is going as expected. It also provides the conditions inside your crawlspace do not promote mold growth, which can be exceptionally damaging throughout your home. We recommend homeowners install a vapor barrier after the restoration of a crawlspace, which can prevent plumbing rust as well as electrical shorts. As soon as you notice the presence of water in your crawlspace, contact SERVPRO of South Orlando at (407) 985-3200.