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Plantation Home Sub-Level Stormwater Damage Cleanup Needed? Call SERVPRO

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

high crawlspace with poly sheeting and a dehu SERVPRO Provides Flooding Cleanup and Drying in Plantation Structural Crawlspaces--and Offers Encapsulation

Flash Flooding Concerns for Plantation Crawlspaces

Flash flooding is a situation that is already out of control by the time it reaches your Plantation home. With severe weather systems making landfall on the shore here regularly, summer flash floods to lower-lying areas not lining the coast can have a powerful effect on exposed homes and businesses. Despite the storm damage that might have led to the presence of floodwater in your home or its crawlspace, our SERVPRO professionals must respond quickly to remove this standing water and its threat to exposed structural components.

Crawlspaces provide access for utilities and can help to protect from immediate flood damage in Plantation homes. Though this area can prevent the penetration of rushing floodwater, it is critical to extract this standing water and to clean up after the mess to prevent microbial threats, the spread of bacteria, or structural degradation and deterioration with prolonged moisture exposure. Knowing how your home is at risk with a flooded crawlspace can help to stress the importance of professional restoration happening as quickly as possible.

Moisture and Direct Exposure

The presence of excess water in the crawlspace of your home after a flood can be an adverse situation for the exposed wooden framework, supports, joists, subflooring, and more. Framing wood can be a porous material, allowing direct saturation and the absorption of higher humidity and moisture content in this confined area after flood damages.

Microbial Threats

Excessive moisture in this space beneath the house can lead to the development of microbial threats that can spread into the main floors of your home. Mold growth in the crawlspace can use organic materials like the subflooring and carpets above them to spread colonies into the house and pose threats to the structural integrity of the house and the health of its occupants.

Confined Spaces

A defining trait about crawlspaces is how difficult they can be to access fully. When flood effects are present, we have useful strategies to remove all standing water and moisture from these areas. From submersible pumps with long discharge lines to wet vacuums, we can prepare the space for complete drying and encapsulation when requested.

From one-time flood recoveries to full crawlspace encapsulations, our SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South team can help however you need it after a flood loss. Give us a call today at (954) 776-2000.

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