You can safely store holiday decorations, hardly used electronics, and other items in your crawl space. They may collect dust but shouldn’t otherwise be affected. However, if moisture and water find their way into this area, it can put your things at risk. Even in small amounts, water in your crawl space is not normal. Read on to learn what to do if you notice water in your crawl space.
Is Water In My Crawl Space Normal?
Your crawl space is under the home and directly on the foundation. With wooden support beams and a concrete floor, the crawl space makes for a great dry storage area—when it’s dry. Moisture build-up and standing water can damage your home’s base and structure.
What if There’s a Small Amount?
Small problems can be signs of a larger issue. For one, mold and mildew only need a small amount of water or moisture to grow. Along with mold, water attracts pests and insects such as termites that can destroy the wooden beams holding up your home.
What if There’s Standing Water in My Crawl Space?
Standing water in your crawl space is not normal. It could be a sign of cracked walls near your home’s foundation which allows water to seep through the crawl space. Heavy rainfall from storms and poor drainage can make this problem worse. However, if there hasn’t been any recent rainfall or flooding, your home may have a pipe leak causing water to spill into the crawl space. No matter the cause, get in touch with our team to help clean up and restore your crawl space to its pre-loss condition.
How to Prevent Water Leaking Into Your Crawl Space
Preventing water from leaking into your crawl space can be as easy as periodically checking it. Take a flashlight and investigate your crawl space from time to time and ensure it’s dry. If you notice moisture or puddles, give our team a call right away. We can further explore the issue and recommend solutions like restoration or repair.
What To Do if You Spot Water in Your Crawl Space
As soon as you notice water in the crawl space, pick up the phone and call CTR. The last thing you want to do is wait for the damage to get worse. You may be tempted to handle a small puddle or moisture yourself. However, you may only be treating the symptoms and not fixing the problem. That’s where our team comes in. Our restoration specialists can diagnose the issue and begin the repair or restoration process.
CTR Water Damage Repair & Restoration
No matter what caused water to enter your crawl space, you need to act quickly to prevent further damage. The CTR team can be there in an hour from when you call us. We offer 24/7 emergency services to communities in Southern Idaho. From free estimates to help you file an insurance claim, we’re here to help you every step of the way. Contact us online or call us at 208-377-1877