Water is all over in our homes here in Tulsa. Sometimes it can be hard to tell how serious water damage is, and you may wonder if you need to call for help with water damage cleanup. Especially when that water is in the crawl space. As the lowest area in your home, you may think that having water in your crawl space is just normal or natural, but we are going to help you determine whether or not you need to call for water damage cleanup when you notice water where water is not supposed to be.
The easy answer to whether or not you need water damage cleanup is always yes. It is always better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to water damage. Even a small amount of water should at least be investigated because water damage compounds over time. When left unresolved, water damage can support microbial growth, lead to mold problems, and even cause structural damage to your home. If mold is growing in your home, it can cause some serious health problems to those exposed to it. Mold spores travel through the air, so even if the mold and water is only seen in the crawl space, it can spread throughout your entire home without you even seeing it. This is why it is important to never leave water unresolved.
When you notice water in your crawl space, the first thing you need to do is figure out what is causing it to accumulate there. Water can easily find its way into the crawl space from a number of different reasons; leaky pipes, poor drainage, heavy rainfall, or even cracks in your foundation to name a few. Because your crawl space sits directly on the foundation of your home, any water that builds up around your home is a potential threat. A few ways you can prevent water from pooling around your home are:
In order to catch the problem in the first place, you need to make regular visits to your crawl space. It is hard to know there is a problem if you can’t see it. Look for puddles of standing water, signs of mold, or water spots and stains. When you notice water damage in your crawl space, regardless of how much you see, always call and have it inspected. Courtesy Care offers water damage cleanup services beginning with initial inspection and identification of the source of the water. Then, sit back and let us handle the cleanup for you.