A crawl space flood can be caused by standing water caused by poor drainage, a leak, or condensation on pipes.
Addressing the cause of the crawl space flood is a primary concern. Once you've addressed the cause, you can begin to assess the damage and remediate the indoor air quality concerns.
Here are just some examples of the lingering problems that may arise from a crawl space flood:
- Mold and mildew growth: These types of fungi cause a musty smell and ruin items like clothing, furniture, books, and more. Mold can also cause wood to rot, resulting in structural damage. Airborne mold and mildew spores can cause a host of health problems, such as asthma, allergies, and sinus infections.
- Dust mites: These microscopic creatures can also cause asthma flare-ups as well as eczema.
- Rust: The metal on your tools, appliances, and other items may rust faster.
An Aprilaire Healthy Waterproofing expert can help you in encapsulating your crawl space and addressing any other concerns you have about air quality issues or structural damage as a result of your flooded crawl space.
They can also install an Aprilaire dehumidifier that can help remove excess moisture as a result of the flood. Each dehumidifier is backed with a 5-year warranty and helps you maintain proper humidity inside your home to help reduce airborne viruses, mold and mildew growth, and other allergens.
Contact a Healthy Waterproofing expert today.
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