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Water Damage in Crawl Spaces in Your Yankton, SD Home

July 17th, 2018 · No Comments

The space underneath a home surrounded by the foundation walls is referred to as a crawlspace. These spaces are small, often as little as one-foot high which means that when water damage happens, and it can be very difficult to get to. If your Yankton, SD home has a crawlspace that has been affected by water damage you need professional help quickly!

Water damage or dampness in crawlspaces happens when water gets underneath the vapor barriers that are installed above the dirt floor. When this happens, the damage can be severe and move quickly as the conditions are often perfect for mold growth; a warm dark area and organic food is plentiful for the mold spores. This damage can wreak havoc with your floor joists, HVAC, and electrical wiring. This is not a job to try and DIY, or you’ll run the very real risk of having further damage to your home and your health.

When we arrive at your home to assess the water damage in your crawlspace, we do the following:

  • Make sure there are no animals living in the crawlspace that need to be removed
  • Identify where the water is pooling and extract it
  • Remove organic debris and wet insulation from the crawlspace
  • Dry the space with air movers
  • Dehumidify the space
  • Check for active mold colonies

If a water damaged crawlspace is not remediated, the implications can be serious. The smell of the mold and dampness underneath can permeate the home and is a difficult odor to remove with professional equipment. Our technicians have the right gear and cleaning solutions to get into that tight space and remediate the crawlspace the right way, the first time.

Don’t live above a colony of wet, damp water damage and risk your health to mold or other bacteria or pathogens that might be growing. If your home in Yankton, SD has a damp or water damaged crawl space, contact us to come out and give you a quote for services. We’re available 24/7/365 to help. Contact us at (605) 665-7080.

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