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What's under your floor? Do you know??

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

Wood slats, tar paper & framing under water Is this underneath your home or business?

The reasons you might have standing water under your home include a clogged low-point drain, leaking pipes, cracks in the foundation of your home, issues with foundation vents, moisture from the ground, etc..   

Obviously this is not ideal.  

Water pooled at your foundation and collecting in your crawl space can be damaging. It can lead to structural and health effects if left neglected. The ground under your home can be compromised leading to settling. A building that has settled too much has creaks in the floors and sticky doors.

Most times, water in the crawl space gets there one of three ways: a plumbing leak, water seepage from the surrounding soil (usually after heavy rain), or condensation. (Humidity condenses on cold surfaces, like ducts, and drips onto the crawl space floor.)

Using fans in your crawl space drain system will help dry out the area thoroughly and quickly, and will help prevent the growth of mold. Afterward, be sure and have a dehumidifier in place to keep the area dry. Sandbags are also a great way to help dry out a basement that is below ground level.

If you notice any damage to your floor such as cupping or curling, discoloration, etc. please call us at 904-861-8870 (SERVPRO of North Clay County/Oakleaf/North Middleburg) and we will be glad to assess the situation and advise you to the best of our ability.

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