How to Prevent Crawlspace Flooding When It Rains

Water Damage and Mold Repair

Tips from a Leading Mold and Mildew Removal Company

Crawlspaces are one of those overlooked areas of the home where you could have a costly problem lurking to catch you unawares. When it rains, do you know how much water is pooling inside your crawlspace? Worse, are you aware of the potential mold and mildew growth if you let that water pooling go unrepaired?

What You Must Know About Water Damage in the Crawlspace

Florida winters are wet, and with the oversoaked ground comes a higher potential for flooding and water backup – especially in crawlspaces around your home’s foundation.

When it rains, check your crawlspace. If you notice water pooling, then you may have a drainage problem. Rainwater typically pools next to the foundation of your home, and as the ground becomes fully saturated, the water sits above. That water needs to go somewhere, which is why it finds small cracks in your foundation and enters your home’s crawlspace.

Once the damage is done, you need a mold and mildew removal company to first remediate the crawlspace and clean out the water damage. Then, you need to become proactive and prevent it from happening again. Even if you have not had damage, that does not mean you should wait. Instead, consider deploying the following tactics to prevent water damage in your crawlspace:

  • Keep Water Away: Keep water away from your foundation by ensuring your gutters work and that you have downspouts installed correctly. Also, ensure there is a place for the water to flow into – and not a downspout draining into the foundation.
  • Install Vapor Barriers: A vapor barrier can address any moisture issues and prevent future mold and mildew growth.
  • Install a Sump Pump: If your crawlspace is prone to flooding, a sump pump could be the solution. These devices are not just for basements; in fact, they help keep water out of crawl spaces and prevent mold and mildew from having the chance to grow.

If your crawl space has recently suffered water damage, contact the mold and mildew removal company, National Restoration Experts. We can help remediate any mold growth and repair water damaged plaster so that you can preserve your home’s integrity. Contact us now or call us at 1-800-556-3472.