Water in Your Crawl Space
Water in your crawl space can cause damage to your home
Excessive moisture in a crawl space can cause your foundation supports to warp and lose their structural integrity.
Excessive moisture can promote the growth of Mold and Mildew.
Standing water can attract pests and small animals.
What to do when you have water in your crawl space
Have a professional inspect your crawl space for foundation cracks and broken pipes.
Dry out the crawl space by removing the excess water and moisture.
Clean up the crawl space by removing debris and wet insulation.
When to Call A Professional
Water mitigation is not a challenging task, but it is hard, physical labor. You might want to consider the following:
A crawl space that is between 3 feet and 5 feet high is considered tall. Even such a tall crawlspace is very difficult to move around in. Many crawl spaces are lower than this.
Tight Access Point of entry makes it difficult to work in the crawl space. There may be only one small door that allows access to the crawl space, and can sometimes be in an inconvenient area, such as a bedroom closet or kitchen pantry floor.
Warning: Rodents can often get into the crawl space. Their droppings can contain harmful bacteria.
Have Water Damage?
Call SERVPRO of Aitkin, Carlton and West St. Louis Counties - (218) 879-6141