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Take The Right Steps To Restoring Your Metairie Home With Our Experts

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Take The Right Steps To Restoring Your Metairie Home With Our Experts Flooding of gutters can cause water damage inside your home.

Effective Water Removal in the Crawlspace of Metairie Homes

Crawl spaces serve an essential purpose because of the convenience they offer in housing electrical wiring, plumbing lines, and heating and cooling systems. Water presence in crawlspaces can present many problems including mold development, and deterioration of the foundation. Removing such water is difficult because of the limited room to maneuver, or place equipment. We offer professional restoration services to help you deal with the damage in your Metairie home.

The process of water removal from your Metairie crawlspace depends on how the loss happens.  Likely sources of water in these spaces include seepage through the foundation walls, vents, and uncovered soil, as well as leaks in the plumbing systems. Leakage from plumbing lines and flooding from gutters leaves standing water, which requires extraction before taking other measures to dry the area. Our SERVPRO technicians look for the lowest point in the area and use a submersible pump to extract the water before taking other steps.

After removing the pool of water, it is also vital to dry any excess moisture because it can still cause mold and other water damage problems. Our SERVPRO technicians check the area to determine the best option to dry the moisture. We can seal off foundation vents, then place dehumidifiers and air movers in the space to dry excess moisture. In case the equipment cannot fit, we can use flex hoses as ducts to move air from the dehumidifier to the crawlspace. We monitor the relative humidity continuously using moisture meters and thermo-hygrometers to ensure the drying process is effective.

After removing the water, it is essential to take measures to prevent the problem from recurring immediately. In case of plumbing leaks, sealing or replacing the damaged pipe solves the problem. However, if the water originates elsewhere, the problem can be more complicated. Our SERVPRO technicians can use different techniques to solve the problem. Encapsulation provides a vapor barrier preventing moisture from seeping in. We can also clean up gutters and redirect downspouts to prevent flooding.

Excess moisture in the crawl space presents many problems including poor indoor air quality. Call SERVPRO of Metairie at (504) 496-0193 to help dry your home. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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